CHICAGO Leo Burnett executive creative director Mark Faulkner is leaving the agency, the shop confirmed.
"After 18 years with Leo Burnett, I've decided to leave the agency to do something else," said Faulkner in a statement issued by the Chicago shop. He said he did not have any immediate plans to join another agency.
Faulkner was paired for years with former LB Works chief creative officer Steffan Postaer. Postaer left Burnett in December 2003, after LB Works was absorbed by the larger Leo Burnett USA. Faulkner and Postaer won the Kelly Award in 1998 for their Altoids campaign.