DDB Sydney transforms two suits into creatives

Suits turned creatives James Sexton and Harry Towle

Suits turned creatives Sexton and Towle

Two DDB Sydney account men have been made into a creative team.

James Sexton and Harry Towle, who started with the agency in the business management team, have been appointed as junior copywriter and junior art director after five weeks of training in DDB’s Launchpad creative program.

The agency’s ECD Dylan Harrison commented: “New interns try hard to impress the creative directors when they’re given the chance, in the hope of a job. Two suits who’ve turned their back on the security of a regular income to try their hand as creatives? That’s a different story.”

“Not only do they have to prove suits can be creative to the department, they have to prove they made the right decision to the whole agency! Harry and James over delivered like men possessed. I had no choice to make, they’d earned their position as DDB creatives, three weeks before their internship was up,” he said.

The duo will work on McDonald’s, Telstra and Volkswagen.

Meanwhile Jen Speirs, who has been with the agency since 2009, has been promoted to creative director, mostly working across the  Arnott’s and Johnson & Johnson accounts.

Speirs worked as a creative on Telstra, Arnott’s and Tourism Australia.

“Jen has been a consistent performer in the DDB Sydney creative team since joining the business, delivering outstanding creative work every time. Her promotion is thoroughly deserved and I look forward to continuing to work with her closely,” Harrison said.


  1. Go Jen Spiers
    22 Mar 13
    1:18 pm

  2. Well done Jen. Highly deserved.

    Get yourself a promo pic would you? Then you might lead the PR blurb 😉

  3. Ironic
    22 Mar 13
    2:44 pm

  4. I thought all suits considered themselves good creatives..?!

  5. What's his face
    22 Mar 13
    2:48 pm

  6. Well done Sexjam and Harry!

  7. Zore
    22 Mar 13
    2:50 pm

  8. Go Speirrrsyyy

  9. Jay
    22 Mar 13
    3:07 pm

  10. Well done boys – although I can’t see working on Telstra as a creative would be any more fun than working on it as a suit…

  11. J
    25 Mar 13
    10:11 am

  12. Ironic – And sadly all creatives believe they’re artists.