W+K creative partners and executive creative directors Jaime Robinson and David Kolbusz will be leaving the agency, in Robinsons’ case after only eight months in the role, Adweek reports.
W+K global executive creative director Colleen DeCourcy and managing director Neal Arthur will partner to serve as interim executive creative directors in the pair’s absence.
“Jaime and David have decided to leave to pursue other opportunities,” DeCourcy said in a statement. “They contributed a great deal to the office and the work. We’ll miss their ideas and energy, and we wish them the best.”
“Colleen will work closely with Neal as his creative partner to run the New York office. We will be announcing a permanent ecd for the office imminently,” added W+K president Dave Luhr.
Robinson joined W+K New York in February, following over six years at Pereira & O’Dell as a creative director and then executive creative director. Before joining Pereira & O’Dell, she spent two years at EVB as an associate creative director, following stints as a copywriter with TBWA\Chiat\Day and Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
Kolbusz joined W+K New York in April of 2014 following over three and a half years as a partner, creative director and then deputy executive creative director with BBH London. Prior to that, he served as GCD with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for three years.
It remains unclear where Robinson and Kolbusz will end up following their departure, as W+K’s statement doesn’t add much context to the news, but it appears from Luhr’s quote that their successors will be named soon.