DDB Group Sydney adds to creative team

DDB Group Sydney has added eight new members to their creative team.

The announcement:

DDB Group Sydney continues to strengthen the calibre of the creative department with the addition of a wealth of local talent.

Dylan Harrison, DDB Group Sydney’s Executive Creative Director says, “new talent and the inspiration and vitality they bring are the lifeblood of a creative department. I’m delighted off the back of our continued business success to welcome these players in the next chapter of our evolution as an agency.”

He continues, “It’s a simple equation. We have a wealth of creative opportunities across the breadth of diverse clients within our group. To convert these into great work, we need to continue to grow and attract the best creative talent. The diversity of our creative environment at DDB Sydney reflects our ambition to do the most innovative and exciting work in the country. Already these guys, from a mixture of backgrounds, are demonstrating their unique talents.”

New joiners to the DDB Group Sydney creative team include:

Steve May and Nils Eberhardt – Group Creative heads
Working primarily on Wrigley’s and Volkswagen, Steve and Nils have joined DDB Group Sydney as Group Creative Heads from an 11 year stint at Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney.  Steve and Nils have picked up gongs in Cannes, One Show, D&AD book and have worked on brands including Toyota, Toohey’s Extra Dry, Foxtel, Cadbury, Westpac, NRL and David Jones.

Simon O’Neil – Senior Interactive Art Director
Having spent five years working in Germany specialising in digital media, Simon worked at BBDO Interone Worldwide and Kolle Rebbe as Senior Digital Art Director, working on the likes of BMW, MINI, Nike Football, NIVEA, Lufthansa & Warsteiner. After a brief stint as a freelancer back in Sydney, Simon joined DDB Group Sydney last month to work on Telstra, Volkswagen, McDonald’s and Gatorade.

Richard Apps and Andrew Allsop Senior Art Director and Senior Copywriter
Working at agencies including Ogilvy and JWT Australia, Richard has been involved in numerous high profile global campaigns including a commercial voted one of the BBC’s Top 20 favorite ads of all time, re-launching the Chrysler Jeep Cherokee, the HSBC Waratah rugby team sponsors Jersey23 campaign and award winning ideas for Thrifty Car Rentals, Lipton, HSBC and Siemens Mobile. Richard joins as Senior Art Director working across McDonald’s and the DDB Group client base. Andrew joins the creative team as senior copywriter to work across a mix of the DDB Group client base.  Prior to joining DDB Group Sydney, Andrew worked at the likes of Ogilvy, The Furnace, Arnold and Publicis Mojo on brands including Skins, Peugeot, Powerade, Fairfax Digital, HP, Victorian Tourism and KFC.  His work has been acknowledged at Cannes, London International, One Show, AWARD, Caxtons as well as a print campaign for Radiator Wetsuits being hung in the Palais Du Louvre, Paris in 2007.

Lazrus Simons – Senior Digital Writer
With work shortlisted at the Caxtons, Spikes and a JuiceTV Music Award for co-directing his own music video, Lazrus has joins DDB Group Sydney having spent the last few years working at Cambodian. Previously he also worked at agency Riverorchid as well as Mojo, JWT and Colenso in New Zealand on clients including Unilever, KFC, Audi and Canon.

Rich Robson and Jon Austin – Art Director and Copywriter
Creative duo Rich and Jon joined the department last month from Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.  Working on Sealord’s Naked Panda launch, Telecom’s Abstain For The Game and Weetbix’s sponsorship of the All Blacks, Dylan hired the talented two to work across all of DDB Group Sydney’s creative briefs.

Source: Mango Communications press release


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