If the name David Kim doesn’t ring a bell, we’ll tell you that the senior creative was one of the masterminds behind Venables Bell & Partners’ Google Fiber launch from late July. Now, after spending nearly five years at the Bay Area agency, Kim has headed down south to Deutsch LA, where he has taken over as EVP, group digital creative director on Volkswagen. The new hire essentially succeeds Jerome Austria, who left Deutsch LA in August for the freelance circuit (though he’s probably still on that “surfing vacation” as we speak).
Along with the Google Fiber work, which helped celebrate the online giant’s launch of its super-fast internet/TV service in the Kansas City area, Kim has also pitched and led the integrated campaign for Intel’s ambitious “The Chase” while at Venables. Prior to VB&P, the creative spent a few years as an AD/ACD at TBWA’s \Tequila and worked as an interactive CD at Publicis Seattle on T-Mobile. Guess you couldn’t write his mission statement at Deutsch LA any better as he says in a statement, “I aim to be the connective tissue between technology and creative design, bridging the gap between what is possible and what has not been done yet.” Godspeed, sir.