Dept Appoints Brad Stevens as Executive Creative Director for APAC Expansion


GlobalGlobal digital agency DEPT is enhancing its creative leadership in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with the appointment of Brad Stevens as Executive Creative Director. In this newly established role, Stevens will guide DEPT’s creative projects across APAC, focusing on excellence and innovative work for clients such as Grill’d, eBay, and Pit Viper.

Stevens brings two decades of industry experience, having worked at leading agencies such as Enigma, M&C Saatchi, and Landor (Paris Office). He has kept brands like Spotify, Google, NAB, and Optus ahead of industry trends through his big-picture thinking, meticulous craft, and integration of cutting-edge technology. Stevens' passion for design and relevance shines in his work, and he regularly contributes to the industry by sharing insights at talks and participating in advertising associations like BEST and Award.

"Brad's combination of craft excellence and disruptive thinking makes him the perfect leader for our creative team in APAC", said Jason O’Donnell, DEPT's APAC SVP of Creative and Media. "With Brad, we aim to elevate our talented marketing team in Australia, led by recently promoted VP of Creative and Media Jessica White, and continue our growth across the region".

Stevens will focus on delivering groundbreaking and innovative work for DEPT’s clients while also becoming the face and voice of creativity for the agency's Australian team. He will work closely with the leadership team to establish processes and structures that boost the quality of the agency's creative output.

"The choice to join DEPT was straightforward", said Stevens. "DEPT is rapidly emerging as one of the fastest-growing digital agencies worldwide, and I want to be a part of that! I'm excited to create world-class, cutting-edge solutions that harness technology, helping brands become as dynamic and engaging as possible".

DEPT's recent growth in Australia includes adding new clients such as Pit Viper and Grill'd. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne and a staff of over 150, the agency has solidified its position as a thriving strategic and innovation hub in the APAC region, providing impactful digital solutions that align with client values. Globally, DEPT was named Network of the Year and Agency of the Year at The Webby Awards for the third consecutive year, affirming its leading position in tech and marketing.

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