Moves and Changes: The Latest in the Design Industry

The latest movements and changes in the design industry.


In conjunction with its new phase of growth, creative studio NewTerritory has appointed Ben Harding as its new Managing Director. Since his introduction to the creative industry eight years ago, when he joined WPP, Harding has worked as a strategic director at various design agencies, most recently as chief operating officer at Map Project Office and Universal Design Studio.

Co:collective’s new Head of Experience Design, Nick DuPey

Experience Design Practice Co:collective has appointed Nick DuPey as Head of Experience Design. DuPey comes from a senior design director position at IDEO and has experience working with a variety of clients including Ford, Target, American Refugee Committee and MIT.

London-based design studio Morpheus & Co has hired Pablo Laikan as 3D visual artist and Kelly Cinnamond-Santos as senior interior designer. Cinnamond-Santos previously ran her own studio in South Africa and was a part-time lecturer at Inscape Design College, while Laikan comes from Tara Bernerd & Partners, where he worked as a visualizer for five years.

That Thing CEO Katy Blanshard

Creative agency That Thing has hired Katy Blanshard as managing director. The appointment comes at a time when the agency is looking to acquire more global business.

Glasgow-based Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging has appointed Adam Troy as Design Manager to help meet increasing global demand for its sustainable eco-packaging.

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Creative UK has invested £500,000 in design studio and policy consultancy Urban Scale Interventions (USI) as it is the latest studio to join its Creative Growth Finance (CGF) investment portfolio. USI is the first Northern Ireland company to join CGF and the first client to be active in the architecture sector.

Morrama branches out to create a new speculative thinking department called the Morrama Lab, which will attempt to solve present and future problems. The platform is used to track changes in culture and consumer behavior and respond with design solutions.

After a competitive creative review of their roster, men’s grooming brand Harry’s has selected independent UK studio The Or as their lead creative agency. The appointment was prompted by the brand’s ambitions to increase growth and visibility in the UK and Europe.

WPP campus in Brazil

WPP will establish its first campus in Brazil, bringing together more than 7,000 people from 26 agencies in one common place. The design of the campus in São Paulo is geared towards hybrid working and aims to encourage more innovation, creativity and collaboration between agencies, customers and partners. It will join recently opened campuses in Toronto, Prague, Milan, Detroit and London.

The European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has named Matta, a specialist in sports marketing, as its leading creative agency. Matta will work on brand design and campaign development across a number of EPCR projects including the Heineken Champions Cup 2023 and the EPCR Challenge Cup 2023.

Capgemini recently announced the acquisition of UK creative agency 23red. Working primarily with public and third sector clients, the agency will become part of the UK-based global creative consultancy Frog as part of the Capgemini group.

November 28 – December 2, 2022 News

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