Barton F. Graf 9000 hired Roger Bova as its first head of design, LBB reports. In the new role, Bova will work across all accounts, reporting directly to founder and chief creative officer Gerry Graf.
Bova arrives from Anomaly, where he served as design director beginning in December of 2011. He also opened up his own design shop, Roger & Co., in March of 2007 and spent a year as senior art director for Rockstar Games (makers of the popular Grand Theft Auto franchise) from 2009-2010. Before that he spent a year as senior art director with Avrett Free Ginsberg. He has also served as an art director with Plexifilm and Amalgamated and as a designer with Arnell Group. Over the course of his career he has worked with cleints including Budweiser, Diageo, Carhartt, Pepsi, Reebok and Unilever.
“You cannot be an elite creative agency without great design,” Graf told LBB. “Roger and his team will give us just that. I’m looking forward to Roger making all of our work even better as we continue to offer different creative solutions to our clients.”