People News from Leo Burnett, Psyop and More
Justin Tindall has been named ECD of The Leo Burnett Group, after serving as Creative Partner at The Red Brick Road. Tindall also spent seven years at DDB London, where he was Head of Art, Creative Director and worked on award-winning projects for VW, Lurpak, The Guardian, Harvey Nichols and Marmite.
Dexton Deboree, formerly executive producer at The Ebeling Group, has joined Psyop as Executive Vice President and Partner.
180 Amsterdam has bolstered its creative department with a number of new hires. Former Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe creative team Ben Hartman and Neil Durber (pictured) come on board as senior copywriter and senior art diretor, respectively, to work on the agency's new DHL account. Among their clients at RKCR were Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Trains, Land Rover and Alfa Romeo. The team started at Leo Burnett before moving to DMB&B, after which they signed on to BBH, where they worked on clients like Levi's, Barnardos, Dockers, Audi, Lynx and more. Award-winning creative David Chalu also joins as senior copywriter, from the same role at McCann-Erickson and before that, at BBH.
Roy Torres, most recently an art director at Y&R New York, has joined Droga5 Sydney. Prior to Y&R, Torres studied at Miami Ad School and spent nine months working in the Saatchi network. He was named Student of the Year in 2008 at the International Andy Awards, based on award-winning work for Scrabble.
Patrick Sundqvist has joined Perfect Fools as Design Director. Sundqvist, trained in everything from graphic design and photography to architecture, started the design firm Supershapes in 2002.
Mono Minneapolis' creative team has grown with three new staffers. Kristen Swank joins from local agencies HartunKemp, Initito and Olso, where her clients included DeWalt and Target. Dave Bullen comes on board as art director, from Olson,where he worked on Target, University of Minnesota and TCF Bank Stadium, and Ryan Inda joins as copywriter from Deutsch, L.A., where he worked on Dr. Pepper and Volkswagen. Inda had also been a copywriter at TBWA/Chiat/Day, on clients like Nissan, Infiniti and Call of Duty.
The Barcelona-based directing collective Bungalow has joined the roster of Filmtecknarna. The team, skilled in live action, illustration, animation and still photography, has created design-driven work for Audi, MTV Canada, Coca-Cola, Skoda, Sony PSP and more, for agencies like DDB, Doubleyou, Vinizius Young & Rubicam, TBWA, Bassat Ogilvy, Sra. Rushmora.