My Story

Creative Technology Director, Maker & Entrepreneur.

Dominic Barlow BSc(hons)

Founder, Ideas Engine Group

An award winning determined, creative and passionate proven leader with experience in integrated advertising, specifically digital & broadcast. Leading projects from ideation to execution, telling stories and crafting beautiful work along the way, while maintaining a keen focus on standards, resourcing, budget and delivery.

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Being British born doesn't mean I am just about the tea.
How it all started.

Starting out as a runner on the Warner Bros production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, I graduated university with a 1st class honours science degree in creative technology & was awarded the Prize for outstanding achievement. Since then I have worked as an ideas led, strategic leader in the fields of advertising, interactive, experience, mobile, broadcast and technology and use my digital know-how to leverage the synergies between them.

Being both technically & creatively skilled I am able to speak both languages enabling me to lead from both sides. Not only have I held senior leadership roles at some of the worlds biggest & best agencies I have ran my own digital agency in Stockholm & London producing work for clients such as JWT, Saatchi, Nokia, Sony Ericsson & Mastercard. In addition to my own digital agency I have worked on a variety of startup projects including

Professional Experience

14+ Years

Agencies & Brands

Softwares Known


Professionally Trained

Creative & Tech Work Hours


Time Experience


  • 2018

    Yupple Inc.
    Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Startup - More Info.


  • 2017

    Rentgap Inc.
    Founder & CEO, Startup.

  • 2016

    GREY Canada
    Clients included Salvation Army, Canada 150, Volvo, Tequila Herradura, El Jimador, Miss Vickies, Metrolinx, Ontario Government, Metro360, BC Ferries, Sagicor, Presto, GSK, OKTire and Special Olympics.


  • 2014

    HODES - an Omnicom Company
    Clients included Carphone Warehouse, Enterprise Rent a Car, Barclays, TK Maxx, Airbus, Philips, HSBC and Nestle.

  • 2013

    BBH London
    Clients included Axe/ Lynx Apollo, The Guardian, Barclays, British Airways, Virgin Media, KFC, Waitrose, Audi and Tango, as well as work for Dulux, Baileys, Lego, The Observer, Christies, Mont Blanc, St John’s Ambulance, Johnnie Walker, AOL, Vigosol and Mentos.


  • 2012

    Clients included Sydney Australia's Offical New Years Eve celebration brand with Kyle Minogue as Creative Director and Commonwealth Bank and Interface Floor.

  • 2011

    DDB London
    Clients included Esso, Hertz, Star Alliance, STA Travel, Tourism Australia, Volksvagon, Virgin Media and Pepsi Co.


  • 2010


    The Mill
    Clients included Audi,, Unilever, Comfort, ID Magazine, 1508 London and Guiness.

  • 2010

    Clients included Costa, Nintendo, Plusnet, Direct Ski, and History Channel.


  • 2009


    The Inspired Agency
    Founder & CEO.
    Clients included Nokia, SAS Airlines, Mastercard, Sony Ericsson, Carlsberg & Audi.

  • 2008

    Clients included Costa, Nintendo, Plusnet, Direct Ski, and History Channel.


  • 2008


    Clients included Google, Natwest, RBS, MSN, You Tube, Orange, Skysports, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Toshiba, Sony, Renault and Robinsons.

  • 2007

    Ideas Engine Group
    Founder & CEO.
    Holding company setup - More Info.


  • 2006


    Leeds City Council
    Digital Marketing Manager.
    Publicity, Marketing, Branding and Business strategic planning.

  • 2001

    Warner Bros
    Production Runner.
    Shadowed the producers on set working as a runner, taking part in location flming and studio production. The flm was Harry Potter & the Philosophers stone.


Awards have included

  • Cannes Lions Gold, Silver & BronzeSpace academy - Axe / Lynx Apollo

  • Facebook Studio Gold Community Seeds - Commonwealth Bank

  • FWA Site of the Day Advanced state of mind 3D - Audi

  • Campaign Media Awards Best Media & Entertainment Campaign Bolt - Virgin Media

  • National Target Awards Graduate Campaign - Enterprise Rent-a-car

  • Best use of Digital Communication Find Barrys Keys - Tourism Australia