Draftfcb West Coast Chief Creative Officer Chris Ford announced today that the agency’s San Francisco and Seattle offices have welcomed three new creative hires: Matt Gilmore as an associate creative director in Seattle and associate creative directors Chris Hancock and Scott Drey in San Francisco.
“We are excited to welcome Scott, Chris and Matt; they're talented dudes, and I'm glad to have them on board,” said Ford. “They each bring an impressive portfolio of work, along with the requisite flannel shirts and well-worn collection of hats. Hancock has even been known to sport a cowl, which I believe is some type of self-wrapping scarf though I cannot be sure.”
Scott Drey, an art director, joins Draftfcb San Francisco after working at Downtown Partners in Chicago as an associate creative director, art director. For Drey, this is a homecoming of sorts as he previously worked with Draftfcb Chicago, working on clients such as Coors and DiGiorno.
During his 12+ year career, Drey has also done work for Walgreens, Northwestern Mutual, Disney and Butterfinger while at JWT and Leo Burnett. His “Let Your Worries Go” campaign for Northwestern Mutual was recognized with a Webby, W3 Awards Best of Show, Communicator Award of Excellence and WMA Web Award; it was also named FWA “Site of the Day.”
At Draftfcb, Drey will work alongside Hancock on the agency’s Dockers and EA accounts.
Chris Hancock joins Draftfcb San Francisco as a copywriter after working at the agency as a freelancer for several months. Prior to joining the agency, he worked at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners in Sausalito, Calif.
Hancock began his career at Arnold Worldwide in Boston, and over the course of his career his work for brands like MINI, Priceline and Greyhound have been recognized by the Effies, OBIEs, Communication Arts, Creativity and the One Show.
He is a graduate of Boston College and the Creative Circus in Atlanta.
Matt Gilmore joins Draftfcb Seattle from Blast Radius and will work with the agency’s HP client as a copywriter while also helping on the agency’s new business pitches.
An 11-year industry veteran, Gilmore’s career includes stints at agencies such as DDB Seattle, The Richards Group in Dallas and Temerlin McClain while working on a broad spectrum of clients from The North Face and Starbucks to Clorox and T-Mobile. His work has been recognized with Effies, Cannes Lions, Clios and at the One Show.
Most recently at Blast Radius, Gilmore worked on digital projects for Starbucks that included a social media scavenger hunt featuring Lady Gaga and the Magic Cup App, which uses augmented reality to bring the Starbucks holiday characters on their cups to life.
He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and currently serves as an instructor at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.