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Jack Hawkins is a multi-talented creative director. Hailing from... crss

Jack Hawkins is a multi-talented creative director. Hailing from an unparalleled background in photography and video, focusing on high-end commercial work surrounding the spirits and beverage industry. Positioning himself as a creative Swiss army knife who can handle projects of any scale or difficulty, Jack has built a solid reputation as the go-to solution for innovative ideas and creative concepts that push boundaries.

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