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Emotive Appoints Dan Mortensen as Head of Design

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Samantha Jones joins as junior designer

Emotive Appoints Dan Mortensen as Head of Design
Creative agency Emotive has today announced the appointment of Dan Mortensen as head of design and Sam Jones as junior designer.

Mortensen joins Emotive from Clemenger BBDO, where he led the design team for nearly seven years. For Emotive, it marks a renewed focus on design and is a sign of their commitment to becoming one of the top creative agencies in Sydney, as well as of the agency’s continuing momentum.

Says Michael Hogg, managing partner and head of strategy: “Design is fundamental to everything we do and elevating our offering in that area was a must. In Dan, we found the right person. Along with exceptional design skills across the board, he’s a creative champion, a natural leader and one of the most enthusiastic blokes you’ll ever meet. He’s also Kiwi, but you can’t have everything.”

Mortensen’s arrival coincides with junior designer Sam Jones and is hot on the heels of James Pash returning to Australia to join Emotive as creative director from Rothco in Dublin.

Says Mortensen: “If you’d asked me at the start of the year what my dream job was, I would have said to join Emotive. Their creative culture, creative ambition and the opportunity to help take the work to the next level were all a huge pulls for me. Working alongside Simon and Michael has already made me excited about getting stuck in. And the beach house location might have had something to do with it too.”

Says Simon Joyce, CEO and founder, Emotive: “Dan’s appointment represents another key step in the evolution of the agency as we elevate our design creds to meet the needs of a growing client base. He’s got an amazing track record not just in creative and design, but in building teams and culture. He’s a ripping bloke and we are thrilled to have him.

“With Sam’s appointment I’m equally excited. It’s fantastic to see more skilled and ambitious junior talent arriving at the agency, and we can’t wait to watch her career develop.”

Mortensen and Jones’ appointment comes on the back of continued growth for the Sydney agency, with an expanding client base including Optus, Audible, Modibodi, Pernod Ricard, Unilever, HelloFresh, Google, Australian Turf Club, YoPRO, Mount Franklin, ARN, Modibodi and Galderma.

Both Mortensen and Jones have commenced and will be based out of the Emotive Beach House in Tamarama.
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Emotive, Tue, 11 May 2021 03:39:38 GMT