COLLINS welcomes renowned designer Astrid Stavro as VP, Creative Director. Stavro brings experience from posts at Camper, McKinsey, AB InBev, Atlas and Pentagram, and is current president of the ISTD.
The Type Directors Club’s highest honor recognizes individuals and institutions who have made outstanding contributions to typography. This year’s recipient will be Akira Kobayashi of Monotype.
Ellen Lupton receives honorary designation to celebrate the conclusion of her tenure as Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt.
WPP’s Design Bridge and Superunion will merge to create a single design company in January 2023. John Morris is CEO and Jim Prior is Chair of the merged firm.
Equator has appointed former chef Joe Wright to the role of Lead Food Stylist, further expanding its in-house photography and food styling capabilities. His main goal is to help elevate the content.
Equator has appointed Chris Ertel as Strategy Director. He brings extensive experience in developing brands in both retail and CPG sectors to the role, and is known for championing the consumer mindset.
Anushka Suji is the newest Studio Designer for Nail Communications. Suji will support the 24 year old agency’s design work and help develop creative assets for client programs and internal efforts.
The celebrated designer and co-founder of Pentagram has passed away at age 94. During his career Colin designed graphics and visual identities for a wide range of clients and industries.
Jessica Parker Gilbert now leads the Product and Product Design teams working on the entire suite of Washington Post branded products.
Jess Phillips becomes Pearlfisher London’s new Creative Director following an internal promotion. She has been with the firm since an internship in 2012.
Boston-based creative agency Colossus has made an integral addition to its Executive Leadership team, hiring Allison Waters Doherty as general manager of Design.
Susan Levy joins the team with a wealth of experience from the likes of JKR and Pearlfisher. She will be based in the New York Studio, but will be heading up the department across Vault49’s London Studio, too.
Equator appoints Martin DiFrisco to the role of Account Director. Joining the Chicago studio, DiFrisco brings 25 years experience in package design, much of this devoted to building private brands.
Landor & Fitch announces a new studio at the Waterfront Innovation Centre in Toronto to serve clients and to contribute to the thriving creative community. Scott Beffort is Executive Director.
MICA has named Lucille Tenazas — whose groundbreaking creative career opened up graphic design to diverse influences – as this year’s William O.Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence.
Chelsea Conrad is joining the Design Department of The Washington Post as a news designer. She comes over from NPR and is a graduate of MICA and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Equator Design has appointed Adam Sears as VP of Client Service (UK/IE/AUS). Sears is prepared to build strong relationships across key clients, driving growth initiatives and service innovation.
Sockeye, a brand strategy and design firm based in Portland OR, has tapped Steve Cousins as creative director of design. Cousins has run his own design studio, ReallyBigCool, and held creative posts at lululemon and Cinco.
Pearlfisher has appointed David Ramskov, former Managing Director of Pearlfisher Copenhagen, to the new role of Digital Director. He began his career by starting his own digital agency out of high school.
Maria Nicanor, executive director of the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) at Rice University’s School of Architecture, has been named the director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, effective March 21.
In anticipation of our 2022 GDUSA People To Watch annual feature, now at the printer, here is a roster of past People To Watch since 1963. You will find undisputed historical giants, legends and legends-to-be, as well as a few one-hit-wonders.
Deutsch New York announces two key leadership appointments: Melatan Riden as EVP, Head of Art and Design and Miriam Franklin as EVP, Head of Integrated Production.
Jen Cole joined marketing agency Greteman Group where she will use her role as social media manager to help the agency’s clients build their brands through socially engaged online communities.
Jessica de Jesus has been named deputy design director of initiatives for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was the creative director at Bitch Media, a pop culture-focused feminist nonprofit media organization.
Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar, Acting Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, was named the 25th President of Kansas City Art Institute and will begin her term July 1, 2022.
Landor & Fitch appoints Jane Bloomfield as Global Chief Marketing Officer. Bloomfield develops new business, marketing, and communication strategies, oversees the global Marcoms team and PR agency relationship, and fosters collaboration across the firm’s 1200 people in 19 studios.