Howatson+White has announced several new appointments including Leslie Sharpe as creative director and head of art, Caroline Gilroy as design director, Demian Hamann as senior designer, and Elaine Li, Jared Wicker, Tim Smith and Giles Watson as senior creatives.
Sharpe has more than a decade of experience working across local and global brands like Amazon, Qantas, Optus, and Tiger Beer. He’s held roles with Droga5, Marcel and Bear Meets Eagle On Fire.
“We’ve been blown away by the calibre of talent who are joining us so early in our history. It feels exciting and meaningful to build our team,” said Ant White, CCO and founder of Howatson+White.
“We all share a big ambition that unites us to build an outstanding creative culture that fast tracks creative talent and continually delivers opportunities and distinctive work that we’re proud of, that drives our clients’ success.”
Gilroy, who makes the move from Re, has over 15 years of experience in both traditional print design and advertising, having worked in Sydney, London, New York, and Melbourne.
Hamann career spans 14 years working as a visual designer in Wellington, Amsterdam, and Sydney.
Li and Wicker both make the jump from DDB Sydney, where together they led the Australian Red Cross account and created the latest Amarok campaign for Volkswagen, Walkinshaw Station.
Smith and Watson bring over ten years of experience as creatives and CDs at agencies New Zealand, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and London.
These latest hires join recently appointed senior designers Dana Rogers and Ellena Mills, editorial writer Ashe Davenport, and creative Riana McKenzie, along with the growing Howatson+White team of business leaders, strategists, media planners and buyers, technologists, and social and PR practitioners.
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