Tuesday, February 20, 2007


DDB Sydney has restructured its creative department following the resignation of Michael O'Rourke (after 11 years with the agency), as well as his partner Daniel Lunn and Therese Leuver. O'Rourke and Lunn did some of the best DDB work last year, including Clean Up Australia and Kettle Chips.
The restructure includes the creation of a new Craft department.
Says national ECD, Matt Eastwood: "Working with the various DDB Group creative departments, the Craft Department will ensure that every piece of work we output, from a craft point of view, is of the highest standard. The department will be made up of a retoucher, a designer and an illustrator. First to join us is Illustrator, Josh Laws [pictured 2nd from top] and Designer/Typographer, Jason (Jay) Young [pictured top]. Josh has worked in agencies for over 15 years and will provide a highly skilled in-house resource for all those animatics and layouts. Jay has won numerous awards for both typography and design on a range of client’s from News Ltd to Rayban. His role as Designer will be to work closely with all our Art Directors on Design and Typography."
Young's work for News Limited ('Knowledge keeps like fish') is shown below.
The pair will be joined on March 1st by Dennis Monk, retoucher extraordinaire, ex Saatchi's Auckland. Says Eastwood: "Dennis is one of the most awarded retouchers in the region, having had work accepted in everything from Cannes to AWARD. Again, an incredible resource to have on staff."
Some of Monk's retouching work for Bose and YoungGuns is shown below.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice one Backy! Good to see the domination beginnging again. Finally DDB is going to get back up there. With the Doctor aboard, it's in the bag mate.

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting an awesome craft team in is good news. But it should be noted that Dan, Michael and Therese didn't actually resign...

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Adam said...

Great news Josh. Hope you can come to RAZZLE screening next week at Hoyts..

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Therese. You're unlikely to read this, but I hope you have a blast at the Oscars! Give the cameras a wave for us! x

9:30 AM  

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