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.