Wieden + Kennedy London announces today two new, senior additions to the creative department.
Brian Cooper joins the agency as Global Executive Creative Director for Nokia. He will be the global, lead creative across the entire business and each office in the W+K network will collaborate with and work directly into him. He will report into Executive Creative Directors Tony Davidson and Kim Papworth.
Brian joins the agency from Dare where he was Creative Director and led a number of the agency's key clients including Vodafone and Sony Ericsson. He went on to lead the creative output of both Dare London and Dare NY during the most creative period in the agency’s history, as evidenced by Dare’s placing on Creativity’s 2010 A-List.
Brian said, ‘Nokia is a fantastic brand, and the opportunity to help shape its future, at this moment in time, is simply too good to miss.’
Ben Terrett has been appointed Design Director. He has worked at W+K on a freelance basis for the past year as Creative Director on The Guardian and Nike GRID. In addition to running the ever-expanding design department, Ben will continue to be lead creative on the Guardian business. He will also report into Executive Creative Directors Tony Davidson and Kim Papworth.
Ben said, ‘Like any company with design at its core, W+K makes work that has cultural resonance. There's a fantastic design team here and I'm looking forward to exploring what the future looks like for design at Wieden & Kennedy’.
Ben is also a designer and partner in RIG, a design studio with clients such as Apple, BBC and Penguin, he also won the Graphics Category in the Design Museum’s Designs Of The Year Awards last year.
W+K’s new hirings reflect our aim to build a strong team with diverse talents and broad skills. Our goal is to attract the best creative talent in the world to help solve the business problems of our clients.
Neil Christie, Managing Director, Wieden + Kennedy said, ‘We're delighted to be adding two new big guns to W+K's creative firepower.’