Ben Horsley

Creative Director

Design, photo, comms

Good morning

My name is Ben Horsley. I am a Creative Director from Surrey, England, working with a rich variety of clients from mature startups to enterprise brands in media, tech, travel, retail, and finance. I am also Head of Digital & Creative Director at theblueballroom, an intelligent communications agency working in the UK, Europe, and Hong Kong.



For over ten years, I have specialised in the conception and delivery of bold, innovative campaigns – taking risks, avoiding clichés. I’ve worked independently, client-side, and agency-side, managing award-winning (and award-losing) studios of creative specialists. I produce compelling, head-turning work across web, print, social, and display.

    • Creative Direction
    • Usability
    • Studio Management



    • Brand
    • Graphic + Print
    • Web + Mobile


    • Commercial
    • Travel
    • Editorial


    • Social Media
    • Email Marketing
    • Pitch + Tender



Body of work

  • All
  • brand
  • photo
  • retouch
  • consultancy
  • design
  • development


  • Hell, anyone who gets out of bed earlier than me gets a point in my book. Great to see you hard at work

    Jon Pikus, A & R, Columbia Records
  • I can’t recommend Ben highly enough. A brilliant, inspiring, top-of-the-range director

    Adam Kay, Writer & Producer, BBC
  • Ben’s speciality is his creative skill. Professional, completed before deadline, and excellent communication throughout

    Dominic Ryan, EMEA Workflow Lead, Google
  • Friendly, efficient and reliable. I could always rely on Ben to follow the brief and deliver on time

    Jill Telfer Townend, Marketing Executive, Sainsbury’s