Kansas City-based agency Barkley announced today that Jessica Walden-Morden has joined their ranks as Creative Director.
In her new role, Walen-Morden will lead creative work for WingStop, Vanity Fair, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Children's Health.
"We spent nine months interviewing endless candidates for this position. We wanted someone whose work was idea-driven, brave and modern— plus, we wanted a true leader to help build Barkley's future,” said Katy Hornaday, EVP Executive Creative Director at Barkley. “The search was over once we met Jessica. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her at Barkley."
Previously, Walden-Morden started her career at Fallon and arrives at Barkley following four years at Publicis. She has traveled the globe creating an award-winning campaign for Cadillac and built a radical rebrand of American Girl that sought to redefine girlhood for modern times. She has worked on broad-reaching accounts such as T-Mobile, Aflac, Totino’s Pizza, and Eddie Bauer.
Walden-Morden was drawn to Barkley because of its independent spirit. “Barkley is a force behind really good work that does real good. Any agency can talk about standing by the big idea, but Barkley has the independence and courage to make it happen—and I can’t wait make it happen together,” said Walden.