R/GA Hires Jonathan Woytek as ECD in Its Austin Office

By Erik Oster 

R/GA Austin appointed Jonathan Woytek as executive creative director. In the role, Woytek will be creative lead of R/GA Austin, tasked with growing the office and shaping its direction while partnering with R/GA Austin vice president, managing director Candice Hahn and reporting to R/GA U.S. executive vice president, executive creative directors Chloe Gottlieb and Taras Wayner

“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan’s creative genius and masterful knowledge of UX to our creative team here at R/GA,”  Wayner said in a statement.

“His impressive work speaks for itself, and we look forward to working alongside him to continue to create more world-class work in the Austin office,” added Gottlieb.

Woytek joins R/GA from Pereira & O’Dell, where he served as executive creative director. He originally joined Pereira & O’Dell as a creative director in September of 2010, and has worked with clients including Skype, LEGO, Hyatt, Godiva, and Corona while with the agency. Before joining Pereira & O’Dell he spent three years with MRM//McCann San Francisco, serving as vice president and then senior vice president, director of user experience, establishing and leading the agency’s UX practice and working with clients including Microsoft, Intel, HP, Tom’s Shoes, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. That followed stints at Razorfish and Publicis, working with clients such as Adidas, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Mattel, Oracle, Red Bull, Samsung, Sony, and Visa during the five-year period.

He was promoted to ECD last February following the departure of Jaime Robinson, who left Pereira to go to Wieden + Kennedy and later launched her own agency Joan along with former Ogilvy/BBH/Saatchi account lead Lisa Clunie.

“I am excited to join the team at R/GA, a company that has a life-long history of groundbreaking techniques and unparalleled storytelling through media,” said Woytek. “As a Texas native, it will be great to return to Austin and collaborate with the impressive roster of clients to create work that changes the way we see and experience stories.”

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