Lowe London's Simon Morris quits to join DLKW as head of art

LONDON - Lowe London's head of art, Simon Morris, has left the agency to join Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners in the same role.

Morris... new role
Morris... new role

Morris has been hired by George Prest, a former creative director at Lowe London, who was appointed as DLKW’s executive creative director in January. His start date at DLKW is not yet confirmed.

His departure follows a number of senior creatives who have left Lowe London recently, starting with Ed Morris, the former executive creative director, in January.

Prest’s former creative partner, Johnny Leathers, then left in February to join Publicis in the newly created role of head of art.

Lowe London is currently looking for an executive creative director, but has appointed the creative director, Tom Hudson, as acting executive creative director in the interim.

Morris started his career at Lowe Howard-Spink in 1987 as a graduate on a student placement. He briefly left in 1993 to join Banks Hoggins O'Shea, but rejoined Lowe in 1995 where he has remained ever since.

Morris said: "I do love Lowe, it’s a brilliant place, but I need a fresh challenge. DLKW has got lots of clients, business is going well, and it‘s all heading in the right direction. This gives me the opportunity, along with George, to make my mark and show people what I’m capable of."

Robert Marsh, Lowe London’s managing director, added: "While we are all sad to see Simon go, after almost 19 years he understandably felt it was now or never to make a change. We wish him all the continued success he has had here at Lowe."