BIOGRAPHYNova Dando is an award winning commercial and music video director based in London. Her clients span beauty, fashion and technology and she loves to work 360° across a campaign from conceptual development to direction and execution of the film across TV, video and social channels.
Nova thrives when experimenting with live action and motion graphics, carving out a specialism in creating multi-platform campaigns. She has been listed in Grazia Magazine’s Cool List, the NME’s most 50 influential people in music videos and featured in Dazed, i-D, Elle, Vogue, Vice, Pop Magazine, Paper Magazine, NyLon and The Guardian. Her film for BA’s Level Airline won a prestigious D&AD Pencil in 2018.
Having graduated from Central St Martins, her break into promos came when M.I.A read an article about Nova’s work in i-D magazine and asked her to design the wardrobe for her next video. This led her into the world of music video and she worked on promos for La Roux, The Gossip, Hercules & Love Affair, Klaxons & The Horrors. It was here she nurtured her craft and evolved into a music video director, securing a Vimeo Staff Pick for her first music video for Bloc Party.
Outside of directing, Nova guest lectures at the London College of Fashion, specialising in Moving Image on the Creative Direction for Fashion BA course. By night, Nova can often be found DJ-ing at fashion events with musician Lou Hayter, where they have just launched an audiovisual experiential show for 2019 with visuals created by Nova.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTSApril 2019 - Booberang Film won ‘Charity Film Award’
March 2019 - Nova included in the The Dots article ‘Meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry’
June 2018 - Nova won D&AD Pencil Award for British Airway’s ‘Level Airline’ safety video.
Hospital Club Artist in Residence
TALKS / LECTURES / PANELISTShowstudio - ‘Mirror Mirror’
H&M Conference - ‘Where to find Creativity’
Topshop Topman - ‘Dress Up Event’
Post Panic Amsterdam - ‘My Inspirations’
Host of the London College of Fashion Student Awards at Spitalfields Market
Central Saint Martins, - Speaker at ‘What I wish I’d known when I graduated’ Glug Event
Chelsea College of Art & Design - Guest Lecturer on Graphic Design BA
Ravensbourne College of Art & Design - Guest Lecturer on Graphic Design BA
London College of Fashion - Lecturer on Creative Direction for Fashion BA
Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design - Lecturer on Fashion Communication MA
SERVICESArt Direction, Advertising, Brand Development, Branding & Identity, Concept Development, Creative Direction, Digital Strategy, Digital Campaigns, E-Commerce Design, Graphic Design, Layout Design, Moving Image, Multi-PLatform Campaigns, Pitch Decks, Photography, Photoshop, Post Production, Shooting - Video & Stills, Social Media Campaigns, TV Campaigns, Treatment Writing, Videography, Video Editing - Premiere Pro & Aftereffects
Uk commercial representation Rsa Films
Linked In CV