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Factory Appoints Dan Beckwith and Jon Clarke as Creative Directors

Music & Sound
London, UK
Dan and Jon both started at Factory over 12 years ago and in that time

Factory, London's leading sound design and recording studio, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Beckwith and Jon Clarke as Creative Directors. With over 25 years experience at Factory and a host of global awards under their respective belts, Dan and Jon will be focussed on continuing the London studio’s world leading reputation for creative sound design and immersive storytelling.

Reporting in to Factory’s executive creative director, Anthony Moore, the duo will work closely with clients and collaborators to bring the highest levels of audio craft to projects. The role will also see Dan and Jon charged with nurturing creative talent at Factory as the studio looks to build for the future and enhance it’s offering for 2021.

“We are proud to bring our expertise and experience to help lead the team at Factory in what is proving to be an exciting time in the company’s evolution,” said Dan. “As creative directors, our goal is to provide clients with the best possible talent to bring their sound design brief alive. Coupled with this, we want to ensure that we nurture the unbelievable talent that we have at Factory. We want to celebrate our team ethos and create a space for the ‘new to shine’ and for clients to embrace exciting ways of working that will add further quality and craft to the creative experience at Factory.”

Jon continues: “Long standing, trusted relationships with all of our clients will allow Dan and I to continue to offer our personal expertise and insight across projects. We know what makes great award winning work and we are committed to making every project sound exceptional. It’s what Factory is all about and we want to continue that legacy. Audio and sound design are intrinsic to every forward thinking brand right now, and Dan and I are excited to be leading the charge to offer solutions and opportunities to clients like never before.”

Dan and Jon both started at Factory over 12 years ago and in that time, they have worked with some of the world’s leading ad agencies, brands, directors and production companies. Their work has been recognised by the likes of BAFTA, MAS, Ciclope, Kinsale, Clios and The British Arrows.

“Dan and Jon are pure gold,” said Anthony Moore, executive creative director at Factory. “They are Factory through and through and their passion for crafting exciting and ground breaking sound design is a joy for any client to experience. With the creation of Factory Originals and our intention to create audio content that immerses the listener within a world of wonderful stories and fantastical soundscapes, Jon and Dan give us the expertise, knowledge and trust to really push into 2021 with a bang. They are the Ryu and Ken of audio - Street Fighters supreme - Hadouken! ”

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