Team One Hires New CD

By Erik Oster 

Team One announced the appointment of Jon Ruppel as creative director. He will be responsible for enriching the agency’s creative technology and digital product development offerings  and leading “a newly assembled group of designers, storytellers and technologists to craft the next class of screen-based client experiences.”

Ruppel joins the agency following a short stint as a freelance digital creative director following his departures from Spacecamp, where he was a co-founder. Prior to that, he spent over five years as founder, CEO and chief creative technologist at Hooky Interactive. During his tenure, Hooky Interactive collaborated with the likes of South Park Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Fox Broadcasting and Sony Entertainment. Prior to founding Hooky, he spent a little over a year at Schematic, serving as senior director, advanced interaction group. Over the course of his career, he has worked with clients including Nissan, Sony Playstation, Comcast, Target and T-Mobile.

In an email, Team One described the classically-trained designer and UCLA graduate as representing “a new class of creative leadership,” adding that he’s “Equally at home discussing blue sky digital strategy with a big room as he is shutting the door, pulling the blinds and writing code all night.”