Philadelphia-based creative agency Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners (RTO+P) announced today that it has hired a new associate creative director, Joshua Bull. Joshua will both collaborate on concepting and crafting unforgettable creative, as well as overseeing and guiding junior level creatives, on accounts across the agency including Dietz & Watson, Nesquik, E&J Gallo and Nature’s Bakery.
“Joshua is a wonderfully conceptual creative and he’s also an art director who has the highest regard for well-crafted design,” said Steve Red, president and co-chief creative officer at RTO+P. “As an art director by trade, both of those traits warm my heart.”
In his previous role as an associate creative director at Taylor Strategy, Joshua worked with the likes of Secret, Stoli, Guinness, Caption Morgan, Gillette and Smirnoff. He also managed a group of the agency’s art directors, copywriters and designers. Prior to that, he served as a senior art director and design lead at Six+One and held Art Director positions at Havas and 360i, where he worked across brands including Prudential, Calvin Klein, Spectrum, Liberty Mutual, Keurig, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, Simply Orange and many more.
Josh is also a passionate creator and maker outside the agency world, founding and creating The Resistance Collection, a social justice apparel line, playing the drums, producing music and writing a successful blog.
“With a myriad of ways to tell a story, it’s RTO+P’s clear mastery of each medium that drew me in. The potential to work with new brands and bring great narratives to life is what I’m most excited about,” said Bull. “As a Black man in a predominantly white industry, I have a responsibility to rise, thrive and hopefully inspire the next class of minority creatives. I’ve looked to do so at every shop I’ve worked at and RTO+P will be no different. I appreciate their efforts to make a real difference in the Black community in Philly and beyond. I’m excited to learn and grow and make an impact alongside the team.