Navyblue has appointed six new designers to its creative team following its restructure earlier in the year and a spate of recent departures.
Jonathan Evans, group creative director of Navyblue has been interviewing for the last few months to rebuild the core design team of the Edinburgh studio – following a number of departures – with the new designers set to take up their positions over the next two months bringing the number of the creative team back up to 18.
The recruits include three senior designers, David Hunt from Edinburgh based Emperor, Simon McMahon from Dossier Creative in Vancouver and Pat Lee from Preston based agency, Wash. Middle weight designer Brendan Cohn joins from Element 5.0 in Newcastle and designers Darren Unwin from Northumbria University and Kevin Blythe from Duncan of Jordanston will round off the team.
Evans commented; “Navyblue’s recent growth into international markets has led to the need to expand our creative team. Over the past two months, I have been locked in interview after interview in a quest to provide Navyblue with a new group of people who can compliment the talents of our existing team and help to take that team to the next level.”
He continued to say; “Having now made the final decisions, I have to say that I am extremely excited about the quality and calibre of these candidates. I feel confident that their collective talents will continue to underpin our core values of intelligent thinking with the creative idea at the heart of everything we do”.
It is intended that the agency will continue to bring in more creatives as it enters what is traditionally its busiest period over the second half of the year.