Johannes Leonardo has announced that the agency is continuing to expand its creative leadership team with the addition of Hope Nardini as creative director. A multi-award winner with experience driving creative ideation across teams, Hope brings her passion for helping brands find meaning to Johannes Leonardo. Hope will join the creative department with a specific focus on the MassMutual account alongside creative director, Kevin Watkins. She will report directly to co-founders Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico at the agency’s headquarters in New York.
“The industry knows Johannes Leonardo for its high caliber of creativity. They set the bar really high,” said Hope. “I am excited to be part of their growing team and work alongside some of the best in the business.”
Hope joins Johannes Leonardo from McCann New York where she was responsible for the Verizon account among others. Last year, Hope’s team created Verizon’s emotional standout “First Responders” Super Bowl spot in 2018. Over the course of her career Hope has landed at agencies Leo Burnett and BBDO in Chicago where she wrote for Cheez-It, Esurance, Raid and 5 Gum. Hope's hire comes at a time of massive growth for the agency and swiftly follows the appointment of Samira Ansari as the agency's new Group Creative Director from Grey New York.
“Hope’s track record for creating impactful moments for global brands makes her the perfect addition to Johannes Leonardo,” said Jan Jacobs co-founder and chief creative officer of Johannes Leonardo. “This year, we have put a specific focus on bolstering our creative ranks in order to support a year of rapid growth. We are excited for Hope to join us as we continue to help brands find meaning in today’s market.”