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Johannes Leonardo Appoints New Art Director


South African Matt Edwards joins agency

Johannes Leonardo Appoints New Art Director

The momentum at award-winning creative agency Johannes Leonardo continues with the appointment of Matt Edwards as art director, effective today. In this newly created position, Edwards will work across all agency clients including Google and Coca-Cola, and will report to executive creative directors Tom Martin and Julian Schreiber. This addition comes on the heels of Johannes Leonardo’s recent appointment of Michael Duda to CEO and the hire of acclaimed Australian duo Martin and Schreiber.

Edwards joins Johannes Leonardo from Y&R Prague, where he served as creative director working on clients such as Harley Davidson and Zatec beer. During his time at Y&R Prague, Edwards helped the agency win its first Cannes Lion in more than 18 years. Prior he served as art director at both MetropolitanRepublic and Matchboxlogy, agencies based in Johannesburg. Edwards was previously head of design at Cape Town-based media company one small seed, and head of art at Atoll Media, based in Durban, South Africa. 

Throughout his career, Edwards has been recognized for his creative work, receiving honors from Cannes, the Clio Awards, The One Club, ADC Young Guns and more.


“I am looking forward to working under such industry heavyweights as Jan and Leo,” said Edwards. “Johannes Leonardo’s track-record of producing engaging, award-winning creative will be an exciting and welcome challenge.”

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