Havas Worldwide New York has announced the hiring of Andrea Gustafson as Design Director in the creative department. Andrea will work across the entire agency portfolio along side Head of Art, Coral Garvey. She will report to Group ECD/Managing Director Jason Musante.
“Andrea is a unique talent – a bold voice and vision that will bring even more energy and excitement to the momentum we’ve been building in the Havas New York office over the past year,” said Musante.
Andrea started her career working with renowned graphic designer David Carson and has worked with a range of talent from Axl Rose to Steve Stoute. In 2010, she was awarded the opportunity to design the Canadian Olympic team uniform and retail collection. As Head of Design at Johannes Leonardo, Andrea developed an internal design department, oversaw all design direction while contributing creative and strategic leadership to clients including Adidas, Trident, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Coca Cola, Sprite, Nike and Google. She’s won numerous awards including a Cannes Grand Prix in 2011 and several Cannes Lions for her work on the Google Re:Brief campaign in 2012.
“I’m excited to join the team at Havas. They clearly value an integrated approach and are uniquely positioned to exploit the potential of design thinking in all phases of creative development. Plus, everyone is impressively talented and equally driven to deliver the absolute best work for our clients," said Gustafson.