Digital agency Possible has hired a new head of UX, three designers and a specialist recruitment manager as it continues the expansion of its London office.
The WPP-owned agency is enjoying a resurgence in London, having overhauled its creative department in August on the back of a spate of new business, including the sought after Specsavers digital and design brief and a portion of Coca-Cola’s social media business.
Building on the momentum, Ben Bashford has been appointed as its new head of user experience having previously worked on projects for the likes of Android, Google and Method.
“The momentum at Possible is real and the gathering of great minds happening at the place is very attractive,” said Bashford. “There is a sense that we can do anything. The atmosphere, the culture, and the optimism in the air exert a pull that is hard to resist”
Pablo Marques, the executive creative director at the agency, described Bashford as a “a multidisciplinary creative, a great polymath and visionary leader who embodies the hybrid based approach we are heading towards.”
"He is also a subculture nerd with a huge range of interests, which makes him a very important fit in our vision for the agency’s culture,” Marques added.
Elsewhere, Ilse Christiansen and Jules Spanou have both been hired as UX designers, working primarily on the Specsavers account and Liam Thomas has joined the design team as a visual designer to work across a mix of different clients.
Marques said the trio – with their mixed backgrounds – will “diversify and enrich our expanding creative team.”
“I’m thrilled to have them on-board and can’t wait to work with them,” he said.
Possible said further hires are yet to be made and as such as brought in a new recruitment manager, Maia Williams, who will lead the hunt for new talent in the coming months.