The Monkeys hires artist Thomas Marcusson as creative director

The Monkeys has hired interactive artist, Thomas Marcusson, as creative director.

Marcusson’s career spans Sydney, Auckland, Oslo, Paris and London. He has spent time at Digitas Paris, Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand and Sapient Nitro Sydney, all whilst also working on his art.

Marcusson, The Monkey’s new creative director, with his artwork

Marcusson said of his appointment: “Being part of the wider Accenture Interactive family allows us to explore new digital opportunities and ideas while keeping creativity and culture close to heart, which is what attracted me to the role in the first place.

“I’m super excited to find myself amongst The Monkeys’ ranks and I’m keen to apply some of my experimental practices to the agency arsenal.”

The Monkeys executive creative director, Vince Lagana, said Marcusson will bring a fresh perspective to the team.

“We are very pleased to welcome Thomas to our creative team. On top of his impressive track record of globally celebrated campaigns, his credentials as an interactive artist means he also brings a fresh digital perspective to our team and clients.

“Not only does Thomas know his craft, he is also constantly experimenting with creating work that lives at the intersection of culture and tech. I can’t wait to see what he can do here at The Monkeys.”

Marcusson is interested in the intersection of technology and culture, and how it can be used in brand communications.

His artwork is also tech based. His next installation, DJ Moss, is set to show at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne.

This year, The Monkeys has won the creative accounts for Rebel,  The Australian Grand Prix Corporation and Tourism Western Australia.


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