Brand Experience agency WONDER London has announced the appointment of seven new hires to its creative team, reporting directly into design director, David Crease.
The hires include Quentin Segard as Lead 3D designer, who having previously worked at Imagination, Universal Design Studio, Jack Morton Worldwide and George P Johnson, is well positioned to work across large-scale events. Tom Maxwell, 2D creative lead, who began freelancing for WONDER after leaving his permanent position in Imagination in 2017. Maxwell joins WONDER full time to help grow the creative team alongside Vanessa Reynolds, senior graphic designer.
Sarina Da Costa Gomez has been appointed as senior technical designer. Having previously worked as a senior production designer at MCCGLC. Da Costa Gomez’s remit includes helping the team look at design challenges in smart and innovative ways. Other hires include Ahmed Abokor, a new graphic designer on the team, who spent the last five years at Innovision, Jimena Cieza De Leon as Junior 3d Technical Designer, alongside Joel Atkinson, 3D designer, who previously worked at George P Johnson.
Crease said: “2018 was a phenomenal year for WONDER, and 2019 is setting off to an equally exciting start. We wanted to grow our creative team in preparation for the year ahead, so we’re delighted to have hired such amazing talent, with a great mix of experience and skill sets – ranging from award-winning creative designers, technical designers and even virtual reality enthusiasts. Some of our new team are very familiar to us, having collaborated with us on a freelance basis in the past. We are thrilled they have chosen to become part of the permanent WONDER team.”
Chris Helliwell, head of creative at WONDER London, added: “There is a real buzz in the studio due to the influx of new talent our agency has employed, the new hires bring with them a breath of skills, experience and a tremendous amount of energy. The atmosphere in the studio is amazing, especially after having won four new clients within the first two months of 2019. We are all very excited here at WONDER with what the future may hold, and if the first couple of months are anything to go by it’s going to be a hell of a ride.”