FCB Bolsters San Francisco Office With 4 New Hires Including Creative Director Bruno Nakano

By Lindsay Rittenhouse 

FCB is continuing to build up its San Francisco office with four key new hires including former R/GA New York executive Bruno Nakano, who joins the team as creative director, a title he shares with Rodrigo Linhares.

The other three new appointments include Jordan Wells to vp and director of new business, Laura Feder to account supervisor and Frankie Donlon to integrated project manager. A FCB West spokeswoman said all of these positions are new to the agency.

“2017 has been a phenomenal year for FCB West,” FCB West CEO Joe Oh said in a statement. “And yet we aspire to be so much more. The addition of these four amazingly talented and lovely people is an investment we are making as a business and a culture to turn those aspirations into reality.”


Specifically, the shop attributed the bolstering of the San Francisco office to FCB Global’s big win of the Clorox global creative account last year. The work for Clorox is split between FCB’s San Francisco and Chicago offices.

Nakano joins FCB West from R/GA New York, where he served as senior art director and worked on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. It appears he will work alongside creative director Linhares, who joined FCB West in July and remains at the San Francisco shop.

“Bruno brings with him an infectious and insatiable thirst for doing great work,” said Karin Onsager-Birch, FCB West evp and chief creative officer. “We were lucky to land him as the go-to mentor for all our art directors and designers, and the visual guide across all clients as we continue to raise the bar for our work.”

Nakano has won several awards including one of the Top 10 Art Directors Worldwide by the Cannes Lions Report in 2011 and one of the 15 Ones to Watch at the One Show Young Guns in 2015.

Meanwhile, Wells hails from San Francisco digital strategy and design agency Extractable, Feder from Grey New York and Donlon from communications and marketing agency Hill Holliday.