FCB West Welcomes 5 to Creative Team

By Erik Oster 

FCB West is ushering in a wave of new creative hires. The talent who recently joined or will soon join the agency include creative director Kelly McCullough, copywriter Chris Parson, creative manager Ursula Tran, art director Drew Meiser and copywriter Frank Fusco.

McCullough has been freelancing for FCB West since May and will begin full-time in September. Prior to her stint as a freelancer, she served as an associate creative director for DDB California and Arnold Worldwide, working with brands including Jack Daniels, Carnival, Progressive, Brita, Liquid Plumr, Clorox Bleach, Qualcomm and Intel. Before that she spent three and a half years as an art director with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, workign with such brands as  Comcast/Xfinity, HP, Sprint, Häagen-Dazs and Dreyers.

Ursula Tran joined the agency in June, following approximately a year at EVB as a creative services manager. Before that, she spent time with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, AKQA and Questus, in account management and account executive roles.


Parson joined the agency in May, following a copywriting stint at 72andSunny, where he was an integral part of the team working on Target while also working on the Kardashian Kollection, Sears and Roberto Cavalli accounts.

Meiser and Fusco joined the agency this month, following a stint at Edelman Digital during which they won Gold and Silver Cannes Lions for their “Adobe Murder Mystery” campaign. Prior to that, the creative team worked together at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on such brands as Cisco, NBA, Ruffles, Doritos, Cheetos and Comcast.

“Chris, Ursula, Drew, Frank and Kelly grew up with the same high creative standards I was raised with and all bring energy to the work that we are anxious to employ,” said FCB West chief creative officer Karin Onsager-Birch, who joined the agency in April. “But more than that, they look at things through a digital filter. They’re savvy about popular culture and bring inventive social thinking that will make our work eminently more sharable.”