Deutsch Names Craig Ward as EVP, Head of Design

By Erik Oster 

Crag Ward joined the New York office of Deutsch as executive vice president, head of design, beginning the job at the start of September.

“Our design department is ever-expanding and we needed a leader that would be able to elevate it even more to compete with the best in design and advertising. Craig’s an incredible talent and incredibly nice – we’re lucky to have him,” said Dan Kelleher, CCO of Deutsch’s New York office.

Ward arrived at Deutsch from The Words Are Pictures Studio, the agency he founded nearly five years ago where he served as designer and creative director. At The Words Are Pictures Studio, Ward worked with clients including Nike, Calvin Klein, Adobe, Google, Hennessy, The Guardian and The New York Times. Prior to setting out on his own, Ward spent over two years as lead designer and art director for Grey New York, where he worked with brands including the NFL, Ketel One, Canon and DirecTV. That followed two years as senior designer with CHI & Partners providing art direction and design for pan-European campaigns for Lexus, TalkTalk, Britsh Gas and The Times.


“There’s a great energy at the agency and things feel poised to pop,” said Ward. “I look forward to shaping the already talented design team at Deutsch into something even more dynamic and formidable.”