Your partner for creating chemistry with your audience.

Let's start at the beginning.

It started with two childhood friends, Alex Lawrence and Gavin O'Brien, working together as “Clearhead” back in 2007, after graduating from University as making videos for brands and businesses was just becoming a thing.

Right from those early days to now, we’ve been solving our client's challenges by helping them tell their stories and fixing their message in their audience's minds.

Having started out making videos for the University they just left, the business naturally branched out into a wider creative offering. New directions gave us the opportunity to use our skills, innovate and understand how to connect brands to audiences. From design to websites, photography to virtual events. By diversifying we have built a comprehensive portfolio and set of skills that allow us to apply real value to people that need it.

Our culture.

Where ideas are respected, honesty is expected and opinions are always valued. We reward hard work and talent. We’re dedicated to helping our team develop, fulfill their ambitions, and achieve success within their work.

A creative workplace should also be a sociable one, so we look to build a culture where we can make career-defining work, and build friendships.

Our Values.

01

Collaborate Openly

By assuming positive intent, Cross-Departmental Collaboration, and recognizing team contributions.

02

Grow Continuously

Through regular training opportunities, encouraging experimentation, and staying curious and connected.

03

Encourage Autonomy

Through empowering autonomy in decision-making, being brave, and supporting well-being.

04

Foster Creativity

Encouraging Out-of-the-box thinking, rewarding creative ideas, and challenging how things are done.

05

Lead By Example

Promoting company culture, recognizing leadership impact, and being accountable.

"Our core values are the foundation of our agency, and you'll see them reflected in every interaction with our team.”
Partner & Chief Creative Officer

Alex Lawrence

“Hi, I am Alex. I founded Clearhead with Gavin and day-to-day lead the creative direction of the agency. I am passionate about storytelling and cinematography. Combined with being a details evangelist, and a lov...

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Alex Lawrence

Partner & Chief Creative Officer

Biography

“Hi, I am Alex. I founded Clearhead with Gavin and day-to-day lead the creative direction of the agency. I am passionate about storytelling and cinematography. Combined with being a details evangelist, and a love for coffee, dark chocolate, and peanut butter. I’m often described as balanced between brooding, friendly and direct. Traits that could be linked to me being an Aquarius. Everything we do starts with what is unique about each client – their challenges, their ambitions, and their current situation; so we take a completely bespoke approach.

I feel like my gif perfectly reflects the above, and I do love a good tuxedo!”

Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Gavin O’Brien

“Hey my name is Gavin and I’m the co-founder of Clearhead, setting it up in 2007 with my pal Alex. Starting with £100 in our business bank account, with no finance either private or public, we have revenues i...

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Gavin O’Brien

Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Biography

“Hey my name is Gavin and I’m the co-founder of Clearhead, setting it up in 2007 with my pal Alex. Starting with £100 in our business bank account, with no finance either private or public, we have revenues in excess of £1million+ having filmed in over 20+ different countries in that time. I’m predominately the vision driver in Clearhead and as CEO has managed to build a strong team, ready to continue to grow. I’m innovative, passionate, and creative in both application and thinking. Supporting talent to come through to fruition is my passion, above all else, and guiding all people to continue to improve and think big. I love to eat healthily, the gym, football, and foreign films. I’m is also over 6′ 5!

Sometimes i feel like a have a lot of plates spinning, just like SpongeBob in my gif, but I do a good job keeping them going.”

Managing Director

Kathy Bird

“Hi, I am Kathy.  I joined Clearhead as Managing Director in February 2020 and I could never have anticipated the unique challenges I would be facing.  Ensuring this company could continue to offer creative an...

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Kathy Bird

Managing Director

Biography

“Hi, I am Kathy.  I joined Clearhead as Managing Director in February 2020 and I could never have anticipated the unique challenges I would be facing.  Ensuring this company could continue to offer creative and ambitious solutions to our clients was critical.  I love the relationships Clearhead has built with its clients, as we all know, life is all about the people, surrounding yourself with good ones is the key to success.  I grew up in New Zealand so as a perpetual tourist, I love to discover places, people, and food.

My gif represents that I was made in New Zealand and am passionate about supporting women in leadership roles.”

Editor

Steve Bond

Hello there, I’m Steve, Clearhead’s adept editor with a knack for crafting compelling narratives in the world of broadcasting, and online digital content. I bring a wealth of experience to the editing suit...

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Steve Bond

Editor

Biography

Hello there, I’m Steve, Clearhead’s adept editor with a knack for crafting compelling narratives in the world of broadcasting, and online digital content. I bring a wealth of experience to the editing suite, where I seamlessly weave together visual elements to tell engaging stories.

I joined this dynamic team in pursuit of projects that not only showcase variety and high-quality standards but also foster continuous learning. Beyond the frame, I’ve ventured into related fields, providing me with a panoramic view of the industry and a rich tapestry of experiences to contribute to our projects.

Just as Rob’s gif reflects playfulness and experimentation, my work mirrors a dedication to infusing life into every frame.

Motion Graphics Designer

Rob Walmsley

“Hi, I’m Rob. I am a motion graphics designer and I also illustrate. So, to boil it down, I draw pictures and make them move. I came to Clearhead looking to work on projects with variety, high-quality levels, ...

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Rob Walmsley

Motion Graphics Designer

Biography

“Hi, I’m Rob. I am a motion graphics designer and I also illustrate. So, to boil it down, I draw pictures and make them move. I came to Clearhead looking to work on projects with variety, high-quality levels, to learn, and to enjoy the comradery that is evident when you interact with the people here.
I have a lifelong passion for engaging storytelling through visual media. Luckily, I have natural artistic talents that I have been able to nurture over the years across illustration and animation, but I’ve also worked in related fields, which give me a great overview of the big picture and lots of experience to bring to the table when working on projects.

My gif reflects being playful and experimenting, plus it is animated, which is what I do!”

Creative Filmmaker

Adam Hussain

“Hi, I’m Adam, I’m a Creative Filmmaker for Clearhead. I have had a strong passion for filming and editing since I was young. I first picked up a camera at age 11 and became obsessed with watching tutorials ...

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Adam Hussain

Creative Filmmaker

Biography

“Hi, I’m Adam, I’m a Creative Filmmaker for Clearhead. I have had a strong passion for filming and editing since I was young. I first picked up a camera at age 11 and became obsessed with watching tutorials online, learning new programs, and creating motion graphic effects and short film trailers. Through this, my passion for video editing and storytelling was born. In my spare time, I enjoy sharpening my skillset in filming, directing, editing and grading, going to the gym, and keeping up to date with all things film. I am also a strong believer in the importance of mental health and enjoy spending time listening to podcasts and researching philosophy.

So about my gif… my weekends are spent either doing activities or working on my own personal projects which usually means the weekends fly by!”

Our team.

Our talented and diverse team works together for one purpose... to unlock the potential of those around us.