Giant Spoon Hires Creative Duo of Sarah Romanoff and Marisa ‘Mars’ Milisic Away From 180LA

By Patrick Coffee 

Today the L.A. offices of Giant Spoon announced the hiring of senior art director Sarah Romanoff and senior copywriter Marisa “Mars” Milisic as the newest additions to its creative team.

They come to the independent shop from 180LA, where they spent approximately one year and worked across such accounts as Miller Lite, Postmates, Cox, TJ Maxx, Marshalls & HomeGoods and UNICEF.

In the new roles, they’ll be focusing on Uber along with other unnamed accounts.


“One of our greatest strengths is our team dynamic,” said Romanoff. “As creative partners, we really challenge each other’s thinking to push our work to its very best. If we aren’t shaking things up, we aren’t pushing each other enough.”

Milisic added that the two are “excited to be a part of the team here at Giant Spoon,” who she called “insanely smart and creative,” adding, “Sarah and I agree that good work comes from collaborating with good people.”

The agency is perhaps best known for its experiential work including, most recently, a very thorough Westworld installation at SXSW.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Sarah and Mars on board,” said co-founder Jon Haber. “They bring bold, innovative solutions to integrate brands into pop culture, which is what we’re all about here.” From fellow Giant Spoon principal Marc Simons: “Giant Spoon believes that it is diverse thinking that leads to work that shifts culture. [Sarah and Mars] are already diving in, bringing work to the table that’s challenging and forward-looking.”

Prior to joining 180LA, Romanoff worked at RPA and TBWA while Milisic spent time at San Francisco’s Eleven and Grey New York. The former is an accomplished artist while the latter enjoys improv comedy.

Regarding their now-former agency, we’ve yet to receive updates on the “workplace conduct” investigation launched by the Omnicom shop earlier this year.