Dean Wares

Creative Partner / Art Director

Honoured as a ‘BAFTA Guru’ in 2015, and optioned for an Emmy Award in 2018 for ‘Outstanding Main Title Design’ for Showtime’s Patrick Melrose. Dean’s career spans over 30 years in design with a rapidly increasing list of feature film and TV title sequences and branding projects to his credit. Dean has worked with some of the world's most notable film directors, producers and influential designers of our time.

Dean is a long term creative partner and art director at the Studio. He has worked on classic titles such as Enemy at the Gates, High Fidelity and the critically acclaimed The Constant Gardener.

During his career, Dean has worked on VFX designs with Sam Mendes on Skyfall; the title sequences for HBO’s Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight directed by Stephen Frears; Morgan Spurlocks’ One Direction feature documentary This is Us; Biyi Bandele’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Fifty; and Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, Dark Shadows and Sweeney Todd. He worked closely with both Lana and Andy Wachowski on Jupiter Ascending which included 3D VFX rebuilds of the Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and RatPac brand idents.

Dean has also been responsible for the creative direction on projects for global brand giants such as Coca-Cola, L’Oreal, Fox’s Confectionery and Microsoft; award winning media and production companies such as Two Cities Television, Endor Productions, Wildgaze Films, and Daybreak Pictures, as well as personal branding projects for renowned individuals, such as 60s celebrity photographer Terry O’Neil, actor and director Woody Harrelson and film editor Mick Audsley (Interview with the Vampire) to name but a few.

Dean's latest work includes A Very English Scandal for BBC1, Riviera Season 2, Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Hat Trick Productions’ Flack and The Souvenir for Joanna Hogg. He is currently working on Misbehaviour for Pathé and The Dublin Murders for BBC.

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