Sugihara joins 62ABOVE after spending four years as Senior Art Director at Greenhaus in San Diego. Agency clients include Qualcomm, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Caesar’s Entertainment, and more.
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Rachel Johnson Responsible For Equator Studios Worldwide
Global packaging strategy and design agency, Equator, names Rachel Johnson as new Global MD. She has responsibility for all the company’s studios, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Manchester, Nottingham, and Sydney.
Chandler to ECD at Vault49
Leigh Chandler has been upped to Executive Creative Director and Operations head Spencer Ryan has been made a partner at New York and London based brand and package design firm Vault49. Chandler now has oversight across the two global studios.
Kevin Hall Design Marks 30 Years
Kevin Hall Design is celebrating 30 years in business. The namesake/founder previously held art director and designer positions with General Foods Corporation and Marketing Corporation of America and will have an exhibition of his work this summer in Milford CT.
Dan Wieden, Co-Founder of Wieden+Kennedy, Dies at 77
On September 30, Dan Wieden, the co-founder of independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, passed away peacefully in his home in Portland, Oregon.
Sarah A. Cohen Joins loyalkaspar
Branding agency loyalkaspar has added Associate Creative Director Sarah A. Cohen. Cohen most recently worked at Sibling Rivalry and, prior to that, she was with Trollbäck+Company and The New York Times.
Stavro ‘Key Part’ of COLLINS Future
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.
Akira Kobayashi To Receive TDC Medal
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.
Saltzman Steps Up To Senior Designer
New Jersey designer Alex Saltzman continues to advance through creative and leadership strides while being honored for her exceptional design prowess.
Ellen Lupton Is Cooper Hewitt Curator Emerita
Ellen Lupton receives honorary designation to celebrate the conclusion of her tenure as Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt.
Elmwood NY Appoints Manuli And Young To Senior Team
Elmwood has made two senior appointments to its management team in the US. WIth Jeanne Manuli and Natasha Young, women now make up 75% of the leadership team.
RD Scudellari: Iconic Book Jacket Designer In Golden Age Of Books
Graphic designer Bob Scudellari died on June 3, 2022. He was best known for bold, typographic book jackets during a 26-year tenure as Vice President and Corporate Art Director at Random House.
Former Chef Is Lead Food Stylist
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.
Designer Anushka Suji NAIL’s It
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.
Pentagram Co-Founder Colin Forbes Passes
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 To Head Of Product For WaPo
Jessica Parker Gilbert now leads the Product and Product Design teams working on the entire suite of Washington Post branded products.
Pearlfisher Promotes Former Intern Jess Phillips To Creative Director
Jess Phillips becomes Pearlfisher London’s new Creative Director following an internal promotion. She has been with the firm since an internship in 2012.
Jenna Capobianco For The Common Good
Common Good, formerly LRXD, has named Jenna Capobianco as the agency’s first executive creative director. She has worked at Wieden + Kennedy, Fallon, and Hal Riney San Francisco.
Colossus Makes Big Time Addition of Allison Waters Doherty
Boston-based creative agency Colossus has made an integral addition to its Executive Leadership team, hiring Allison Waters Doherty as general manager of Design.
Vault49 Hires Susan Levy To Head Client Management
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.
Chelsea Conrad Joins WaPo Design Department
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 Names New VP of Client Services
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.
Steve Cousins Joins Sockeye Agency
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.
ArtCenter Names First Woman President
Educator and industrial designer Karen Hofmann named President and CEO of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She is the first woman president in the College’s 90+ year history.
David Ramskov To Digital Director Role At Pearlfisher
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 To Lead Cooper Hewitt
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.
Riden Heads Deutsch NY Art & Design
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.
Ksenya Samarskaya Is TDC Managing Director
The Type Directors Club appoints designer, strategist, and educator Ksenya Samarskaya to serve as the first managing director in the club’s 75-year history. Her vision runs from branding and vision to diversity and inclusion.
Jen Cole Gets Social At Greteman Group
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 Initiates At LA Times
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.
Crystal Williams Named RISD President
A teacher, leader, advocate, poet, and Boston University’s current veep and associate provost for community & inclusion, Williams believes that education, art, equity and justice are essential to transforming our society.
Global CMO At Landor & Fitch
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.
Marks Names Morris SVP Global Strategy
Brand experience agency Marks has announced the appointment of Elle Morris to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Global Strategy. Her role at Marks will focus on enhancing and growing the agency’s strategic capabilities. She will be based in the Cincinnati office.
The Many Becomes Even More
The Many has welcomed ten new designers to its design studio. The expansion allows the agency to enhance its existing capabilities from social and digital content to brand identity while expanding its design services to include packaging, UX/UI, key art, illustration, and animation.
Matarazzo Joins CUBOCX As Partner/ECD
Full service global creative agency CUBOCX recently welcomed André Matarazzo as Partner/Executive Creative Director. He’s held leadership positions at the likes of Flag, Sid Lee, SapientNitro and McCann-Erickson.
Marks Names Kretten Global CCO
Kurt Kretten has been named Global COO for brand experience agency, Marks. His career has included work for many megabrands including Google, Coca-Cola, Spotify and HBO.
Ruiz Returns To Jovenville
Andy Ruiz has rejoined Jovenville as their new creative director. In this role, he will work closely with founder Joven Orozco and oversee the agency’s creative direction and strategy. “We are thrilled to welcome Andy back after being away for a while,” said Orozco.
Mower Grows Digital Marketing Capabilities
Mower, an independent marketing, advertising, and public relations agency, has expanded its digital department with the addition of several new team members.
Odgis Adds Cahoon and Smith
Odgis + Company welcome two accomplished designers to its creative team. Heather Cahoon is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator. Sebrina Smith is an accomplished Senior Art Director/Designer specializing in making design work for business.