Barton F. Graf Promotes 2 to Creative Director Roles

By Erik Oster 

Barton F. Graf has promoted Chris Stephens and Zoe Kessler to roles as creative directors.

Stephens will serve as creative director on Little Caesars and Tomcat. He joined Barton as a copywriter in July of 2014 and has worked with brands including Swedish Fish, Clash of Clans, Battle Royale and Bulleit, in addition to Little Caesars and Tomcat. Prior to joining the agency he spent around a year and a half as a copywriter with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, where he worked with brands including Comcast, Sonic and Cheetos. Before that he spent a little over two and a half years in that role with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, where he worked with Skittles, Starburst, Jameson, Wheat Thins and Planters.

Kessler joined Barton F. Graf as a senior art director in August of 2015, following a year and a half in that role for McCann New York, where she worked with brands including New York Lottery, General Mills, Jose Cuervo, MGM Grand, Dentyne Ice and Tommee Tippee. Prior to that she spent nearly three years as an art director with BBDO New York, where she worked with Snickers, Visa, Twix, Footlocker and FedEx, followed by a brief stint with Droga5 working on Android.