- Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
Independent creative agency Zambezi has hired Dan Maxwell as creative director, Annie Johnston as associate creative director and promoted Chris Rutkowski to associate creative director.
Maxwell, who had been freelancing in recent years, held previous staff positions as associate creative director at R/GA Los Angeles, copywriter at Wieden+Kennedy and creative technologist at Venables, Bell and Partners. He was part of the W+K team that won a Cannes Gold Grand Prix for Heineken’s “The Express” campaign featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond, and helped launch Beats by Dre while at R/GA, winning a Sports Gold Grand Clio for the “Hear What You Want” campaign.
Johnston, a veteran art director from TBWA\Chiat\Day, was an integral part of winning the Airbnb pitch and producing the Effie winning international TV commercial. Throughout her time there, Johnston worked closely with Lee Clow on animal welfare group, Best Friends Animal Society.
Rutkowski is a three-year veteran of Zambezi, which he joined after working at Pereira O’Dell. As sr. art director he was part of the Zambezi team that won the Cannes Mobile Gold Award for the “Uncommon Force” campaign for Stance.