Saatchis appoints Messum and Studzinski as joint heads of art

Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed two new heads of art to replace Alex Taylor, its long-serving art director who left to become a director at the Paul Weiland Film Company last year.

Saatchi & Saatchi has appointed two new heads of art to replace

Alex Taylor, its long-serving art director who left to become a director

at the Paul Weiland Film Company last year.



John Messum has been promoted to joint head of art alongside Nik

Studzinski, who has been coaxed back to Saatchis after less than a year

with Bartle Bogle Hegarty.



Since Taylor’s departure in October, the department has been overseen by

Matt Ryan. Ryan will now return to his creative director role.



Messum worked for Saatchis for nine years before leaving with his

partner, Jo Tanner, to join HHCL & Partners in 1997. He rejoined the

agency at the end of 1998 and has been working with a variety of writers

within the agency ever since.



Nik Studzinski, one of the creators of the Army’s award-winning

campaigns and a former Campaign Face to Watch, left Saatchis for BBH in

June last year with his creative partner of two years, Gavin

Kellett.



Studzinski and Kellett both joined Saatchis on a placement immediately

after leaving college and worked on accounts such as Habitat, Toyota and

the Army.



Messum and Studzinski assume their new positions next week.



’I am returning to Saatchis because the prospect of being joint head of

art is very interesting. Dave Droga, the executive creative director, is

changing things a lot. It’s a different agency and much more exciting,’

Studzinski said.



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