New York-based agency Opperman Weiss appointed Antonio Navas as creative partner. In the newly-created role, Navas will work with co-founders Paul Opperman and Jeff Weiss to drive the overall creative vision for the agency.
Navas arrives at Opperman Weiss from Omnicom’s Nissan United, where he served as chief creative officer. Prior to that he spent four years as executive creative director with Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, working with brands including Toyota, Lexus, ASB Bank and Defence Force. Before that he spent five years as worldwide creative director for Ogilvy New York, working with clients such as Kodak, Avon, Motorola and Stolichnaya. An industry veteran of over twenty five years, Navas has also held creative leadership positions with agencies including Goodby Silverstein & Partners, BBDO New York and FCB San Francisco, and has worked with brands including Pepsi, Hewlett Packard, IBM, American Express and Levi’s.
“Antonio completely raises our game. He is one of the finest creatives I have ever known and the only guy I would entrust our agency’s clients, culture and work to,” said Weiss. “He is a great marketing mind with an incomparable eye for art direction, and overall, a beautiful man. We couldn’t be happier to move the agency forward with him.”