Paul Cardwell is Chairman and Creative Director of Doner Cardwell Hawkins.
The "Creature Comforts" advertising campaign that he created with Nick Park and Phil Rylance won a BAFTA award and went on to win almost every major advertising award in the world.
These commercials were voted fourth in the alltime 100 Greatest TV Ads by viewers of Channel 4.
His travel photography has been published in European magazines, including Paris Match, and in Condé Nast titles worldwide.
Since 1995 he has been a director of the Mariinsky Theatre Trust, managing the visits of the Mariinsky Opera and Mariinsky Ballet, formerly the Kirov.
In 2004 he designed the stage sets for a performance by the artistic director, Valery Gergiev, to commemorate the Beslan school hostage crisis. The performance was broadcast worldwide by the BBC.
In 2005 he was invited to become a trustee of the Jerwood Foundation.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.