Frank Budgen: RIP

Frank Budgen, one of advertising’s greatest creatives and directors, has passed away.


He was the best director of that golden period of the mid-to-late 90s and early 2000s.

As a creative during that time I know that every team in London, if not the world, would pray that Frank would agree to take on one of their scripts.

It would take forever to list everything he won, but in short, he was D&AD’s most awarded director of all time, won two Cannes Grands Prix, and was the Gunn Report’s most awarded director of the year several times.

His longtime producer, and co-founder of Gorgeous (the most awarded production company of all time), Paul Rothwell explains what made Frank so special.

Here’s some of his best work: