Creative directors Oliver Devaris and Graham Johnson leave M&C Saatchi Sydney after 12 years

Two of M&C Saatchi Sydney’s most seasoned creatives, Oliver Devaris and Graham Johnson, are leaving after more than a decade with the agency.

The highly regarded creative directors –  Devaris a copywriter, Johnson an art director by background – have produced award-winning campaigns for the likes of Miroslav, Herringbone and Médecins Sans Frontières.

The duo are leaving to start up their own agency, although details of the venture remain unclear. Mumbrella understands that the pair are yet to decide on a name for their new agency.

M&C Saatchi’s worldwide chairman Tom Dery told Mumbrella: “After 12 fantastic years at M&C Saatchi Graham and Ollie have decided to start up there own venture. Obviously their contribution to the agency has been immeasurable over such a long period – several generations in this industry.”

“Their work has been acknowledged by award juries worldwide and everyone who has ever worked with them has enjoyed the experience. We wish Graham and Ollie all the very best,” he said.


  1. Lonely boy
    5 Oct 12
    12:39 pm

  2. Really will miss you both. Love yer werk.

  3. Solo Man
    5 Oct 12
    12:43 pm

  4. Quiet achievers with kore Lions than all the big mouths you read about here. Good luck guys.

  5. Ex MCCD
    5 Oct 12
    12:44 pm

  6. Two of the nicest guys in the business. Try them, you won’t be disappointed.

  7. Bingo
    5 Oct 12
    12:48 pm

  8. Startups are the lifeblood of this game, hope there’s more of ’em.

  9. Paul
    5 Oct 12
    1:20 pm

  10. Good luck boys.

  11. Paul Hankinson
    5 Oct 12
    1:34 pm

  12. Good move guys. You’ll kill it.


  13. duncan
    5 Oct 12
    1:59 pm

  14. All the best chaps – awesome work, hope to do more with you boys

  15. Oli Mistry
    5 Oct 12
    4:25 pm

  16. Good luck guys, not that you need too much luck when you have talent.

  17. Thom
    5 Oct 12
    7:47 pm

  18. Not only are they talented but they both have very silky hair.

  19. Sean Cummins
    5 Oct 12
    7:55 pm

  20. I am a big fan of Oliver’s .

    Anything I can do to help, call me