More creatives exit R/GA Sydney as With Collective nabs award-winning team

R/GA Sydney has lost an award winning creative team with Will Winter-Irving and Pat Anderson joining With Collective.


Will Winter-Irving (left) and Patrick Anderson (right) will join With Collective.

News of the departures comes just a day after Mumbrella revealed R/GA’s executive creative director Gavin McLeod’s is departing the agency for an overseas role.

The junior art director and junior copywriter pairing of Winter-Irving and Anderson recently won the Spikes Asia Young Creative Team of the year award, and have worked with brands including Telstra, Google and Samsung.

Steve Coll, With Collective chief creative officer described them as “innovative thinkers, wonderful human beings, and a perfect cultural fit for the agency.”

“I believe they’ll seize the opportunity and continue their rapid rise. They also join an agency with great talent across every department, where they have the chance to collaborate with some incredibly smart UX designers and devs,” he added.

Winter-Irving and Anderson said while excited by the move they would miss R/GA.

They said in a statement: “We enjoyed a great start at R/GA and we’d particularly like to thank Gav and Hamish for their guidance and support. But it felt like the right time for a move, and we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join Steve and the talented team at With.”

They are the first major appointments for With Collective since the agency was bought by the Dentsu Aegis Network in September.


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