Deutsch announced today that Cristian Strittmatter, former Design Director at Sapient Nitro, has joined the agency as SVP, Digital Design Director. Strittmatter’s hire further strengthens the design division that has grown from five to 30 designers in only four years. Strittmatter will report to Nathan Iverson, EVP, Design Director. In his new role, Strittmatter will be working on a variety of projects across the agency, where he will lead the design vision on all digital properties.
“What I love about Cris is that he is a fine artist,” said Iverson. “And when you have someone that does that type of painting, they are able to execute work with an incredible amount of detail, concentration, focus and expression, which shows the quality of work that he expects. He brings care and craft to everything he does, which is so important, especially within the digital space.”
Strittmatter brings more than a decade of experience in digital interactive design. At Sapient Nitro, a digital and design focused agency, he developed creative strategies for branded experiences across all devices and platforms, with a core competency in interactive design. His portfolio includes work on global and domestic brands, including MGM, Adidas, Harley-Davidson, Activision, Sony Electronic, Sony Pictures, Disney and Hawaiian Airlines, among others. Prior to Sapient Nitro, he served as a Creative Director at Scratch Design Studio.
“I was blown away by the diversity of the talent here, and felt the urge to join the force to produce relevant and top of the line work,” said Strittmatter. “My aim is to further position Deutsch as the only true traditional and digital integrated agency.”