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
Studzinski and Kellett both joined Saatchis on a placement immediately
after leaving college and worked on accounts such as Habitat, Toyota and
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,’