If you asked his mum, she would say that Ansel would have popped out the womb with a pencil and pad if it were possible. Always with an idea and quotable to hand, Ansel graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in Graphic Design.
Wanting the challenge of pairing his design skills and wordsmithery, Ansel spent a number of years at Tribal DDB advertising agency as an Art Director / Copywriter. Whilst there he earned a couple of D&AD commendations for his VW Golf and Touareg campaigns, as well as working on numerous ad campaigns for other household names such as British Gas and The Guardian to name a few. Ansel has also spent time at Saatchi & Saatchi amongst others under his belt.
Ansel now runs creative agency twenty%extra and cultural journal Let’s Be Brief. Since setting up his own shop he has worked with a range of clients such as Virgin Media Pioneers, Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project and Channel 4.
In 2012 Ansel won Best New Business Award & London College of Communication Award from University of the Arts – Creative Enterprise Awards. The plaque sits atop his speakers at home, and tends to fall over a lot.