McCann New York hired the creative duo of Karsten Jurkschat (pictured right) and Alex Little (pictured left) as associate creative directors.
The duo arrives at McCann from Ogilvy Melbourne, where they have worked together since 2015. Jurkschat first joined Ogilvy Melbourne as an art director in February of 2013 after over three years with Black Bones Design Co and Little arrived as a senior copywriter in June of 2015, following nearly two years as a copywriter with AJF Parntership. Jurschat and Little also both held tutoring positions at Award School Melbourne, a program designed to “prepare young talent for careers in copywriting and art directing.”
“Alex and Karsten are, first and foremost, a great team — they’ve produced award-winning work for national and international clients like AAMI Insurance, BP, and PUMA. Their determination to approach old problems with newperspectives is crucial in the ever-changing marketing landscape,” McCann New York co-chief creative officer Sean Bryan said in a statement.
“Their work speaks for itself. We are excited to welcome them to the McCann family, and can’t wait to see what they do next,” added fellow co-chief creative officer Tom Murphy.