Before joining FCB Inferno, Owen was one of the founders and Creative Chairman of Farm Communications, a top-50 UK advertising agency with clients including Daimler Chrysler, the UK Government and Nestle.
He started his career globetrotting through Chiat/Day New York, LA, Sydney and Brisbane before joining Chiat/Day London. He became one of the founding members of St Luke’s, the first advertising agency cooperative, and then moved to HHCL & Partners. HHCL & Partners was named Campaign Agency of the Decade in 1999, and in the same year, Owen left to set up his own agency.
Owen has worked with numerous brands from Mercedes and BMW to Oreo and the UK Government. Since being made Chief Creative Officer of FCB Inferno, the agency has won 27 Cannes lions including two back-to-back Grand Prix and an inaugural Glass Lion.
Owen has helped form FCB Inferno’s fiercely integrated approach to communications-winning Lions in categories as diverse as Health & Wellness, Craft, Social & Influencer, Mobile, Brand Experience And Activation, and the coveted Glass Lion. He has
sat on numerous industry award juries including D&AD.
In 2019, FCB Inferno’s innovative StorySign campaign for Huawei and Pay It Forward work for the Big Issue and Monzo swept the awards circuit, gathering over 50 awards to date including 3 Clios, 3 Marketing Week Masters, 7 One Shows, 4 D&Ads, 10 Lions and 5
Grand Prix / Best in Class. Owen is incredibly proud of the agency’s reputation for force for good campaigns that transform businesses.