On September 30, Dan Wieden, the co-founder of independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, passed away peacefully in his home in Portland, Oregon.
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.
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.
New Jersey designer Alex Saltzman continues to advance through creative and leadership strides while being honored for her exceptional design prowess.
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.
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.
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.
Jess Phillips becomes Pearlfisher London’s new Creative Director following an internal promotion. She has been with the firm since an internship in 2012.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, an independent marketing, advertising, and public relations agency, has expanded its digital department with the addition of several new team members.
Hush welcomes Joel Watkins as Senior Designer. Having previously worked for design and digital firms Elephant and Huge, Watkins brings extensive design experience to his new role.
Julia Price Baron is the new Creative Director of Writing at design consultancy Elmwood. Baron is a former scriptwriter and producer for several high profile broadcast networks.