Newson Joins Apple, New Hires at Muhtayzik Hoffer and More
Designer Marc Newson is joining Apple as part of Senior VP-design Jonathan Ive's team. Newson, who will be based in the U.K., is an Australian industrial designer who has previously been commissioned by brands such as Ford, Nike and Qantas Airways. Last year, Newson collaborated with Ive on a benefit auction for (Red), the branding initiative for AIDS research awareness launched by Bono, designing various items including a a red Mac Pro.
San Francisco shop Muhtayzik Hoffer has hired three creatives. Creative director Todd Bois joins following stints at Publicis, Seattle, and 180, Amsterdam, where he developed a digital World Cup campaign for Adidas. He has also worked at agencies including BBH, New York, and San Francisco's EVB for clients including AXE, Levi's, Mini, Microsoft, Wrigley, Leapfrog, Kashi and Adidas. U.K.-born creative duo Adam Ledbury and Guy Lemberg move from their adopted country of Australia, where they worked at DDB, Sydney. There, they were behind McDonald's officially changing its signage to the Aussie nickname "Macca's" for a month. Ledbury joins as senior art director and Lemberg as senior copywriter.
BETC London has added seven creatives to its team. Senior creative team Ash Ghazali and Jon Kallus join from BBH, London, where their work included films for Barclaycard and Mentos. Prior to that, Kallus worked at Goodby Silverstein and Ghazali worked at BBH, Singapore, transferring to BBH, London, two years later, where he was the creative director on the Google account. Creative team Nat Cantor and Neil Gurr join from AKQA and have worked on brands including Nike, Xbox, Heineken, Volkswagen, Mazda and Fiat. Rafe Greenlaw, who joins as head of design, joins from Mother, London, where he worked on brands including Ikea, Stella Artois, Motorola, Becks, Schweppes, Boots, Intel-Acer, Travelodge, Pot Noodle, Coca-Cola and Diet Coke. Art director Gareth W Rice most recently worked at Mother London's boutique agency Wednesday, and has also worked at Wieden & Kennedy, Amsterdam. Kate Blumer, who takes the role of director of creative services, was most recently head of project management at Havas London.
Brand design agency Bluemarlin NYC has hired Marcus Hewitt as executive creative director of its New York studio. Prior to his previous chief creative officer roles at Product Ventures and Dragon Rouge, Hewitt co-founded Sterling Brands and helped establish the Michael Peters Group in London, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.