MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER, an advertising agency based in San Francisco, today announced that Stevan Chavez is joining the company as Art Director, effective immediately. Chavez worked most recently as Art Director with Wexley School for Girls, most notably on Rainier Beer’s “Restore the R” campaign.
“We’re thrilled to have Stevan joining us,” says John Matejczyk, Executive Creative Director at MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER. “Our writer Mike Gallucci worked with Stevan before joining us, and just kept telling us about the man’s quirky talents. After seeing the significant contributions Stevan was making at Wexley, we thought it would be great to team him up with his old partner again. We already know he is a hard worker with a unique point of view, and we’re looking forward to seeing more.”
A native of Dallas, Chavez was in fifth grade when he became a top-ten finalist in a city-wide contest that asked contestants “What’s Your Favorite Ad and Why?”:
“The grand prize was one of those colorful bubble iMacs,” he says. “I didn’t win, but as a finalist, I got to tour a Dallas ad agency. It was badass. I knew what I wanted to do.”
Chavez studied Art Direction at Atlanta’s The Creative Circus, where he met and first partnered with copywriter Gallucci. While still in school, both artists were drawn to the work being done at MUH·TAY·ZIK | HOF·FER, but only Gallucci – who also holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Harvard -- would join the company after graduating, with Chavez heading to his first ad job at Wexley.
“I was pumped when Mike got hired here,” says Chavez. “And it is going to be great working with him again. I love how this company is still new and poppin’ and rising and growing. There are lots of chill vibes here that I’m already absorbing into my aura.”