GS&P Adds a Dozen New Members to Its Creative Department

By Erik Oster 

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners welcomed Jeff Gillette as its newest creative director along with eleven other creative hires.

Gillette joins the agency from W+K Portland, where he has spent the past six years working as a creative director, co-leading the Coca-Cola account, Yoplait, Travel Portland and LAIKA. Before joining W+K in 2010, Gillette over a year and a half as creative director for Google’s Creative Lab. That followed a two-year stint at CP+B Boulder, the first year as a copywriter and the second as vice president, associate creative director. While with CP+B he worked with brands including Burger King, Volkswagen, Coke Zero and Geek Squad. 

Also joining the agency is Will Knox, a copywriter who joins the agency following two years at Heat. He worked on the Madden “GIFERATOR” campaign for EA Sports which won six Gold Lions in 2015.

Senior designer Tana Cieciora arrives from Austin-based brand studio The Butler Brothers and previously served a long stint with Publicis New York, during which time she helped develop branding for the Citi Bike project.

Senior creative/associate creative director Florian Marquardt arrives from BBDO New York, where he spent the past two years as a senior art director and recently was part of the creative team behind the Sports Illustrated “Epic Photoshop Fail” ad for Snickers. He also worked on GE and Pepsi while with the agency.

Copywriter Dan Berenson joins the agency from McCann New York, where he spent the past two years following stints with Havas and Translation. Over the course of his career he has worked with brands including Bud Light, Sprite, State Farm, Dos Equis, Volvo and Red Stripe.

Art director Ryan Tovani arrives after over nine years with Venables Bell & Partners, where he worked on Audi, Google and PlayStation, while designer Maria Vaquero joins the agency from Urban Outfitters.

Andrew Butte, a content creative and recent graduate of UCLA joins the agency along with fellow recent grads Lorenz Ortiz, a junior designer from San Jose State University; Stephen Aldridge, a content creator from BYU; Louis Xinran Li and Charles Lee, art directors from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

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