We can chalk this up to coincidence that Huge has certainly been on our radar today. Now, we’ve received word in the form of a memo from those in the know that a couple of the agency’s vets are splitting to “start something new.” From what we’ve been told, the announce was made internally today that partner/global creative director Joe Stewart (pictured) and partner/user experience Felipe Memoria, who worked out of the L.A. and NY offices, respectively, are leaving the agency after seven years.
Stewart will continue working with his crew in L.A. as he transitions out over the next month or so and the global creative team will continue to be led by Conor Brady, who joined Huge last fall. As for the UX portion, longtime Huge staffer Michal Pasternak will continue leading said department’s team out of New York.
On another note, the Brooklyn-based, IPG-owned shop has started to cement its operations in Atlanta by hiring Ant Farm co-founder/Nurun alum Michael Koziol as its managing director in the 404 while appointing Derek Fridman, a SapientNitro alum who’s spent the last year at Huge, to serve as GCD in said office. As for Stewart and Memoria, who are in the process of “fleshing out” plans for their new company, you can read their lengthy, heartfelt farewell after the jump.
The work is first.
You are going to be wrong all the time. Users will prove this to you over & over. Be ok with it.
The user has the final say.
easy to say, but hard to do. When everyone agrees, including the client, that the users have the final say, then and only
then can you make something that they will truly embrace and love.
We’ve met some of the best people in our lives at Huge. People we will know and love forever. There are truly amazing
people at this company, don’t just limit them to your work life.
thing that the world will see, and can make an impact on people’s lives. Our motto has always been Make Something You
Love and we’ve always meant it. It’s a standard to strive for internally with your own work, a goal for our client partners,
and ultimately we know that if you truly love something, so will everyone else. You can make an impact. You can make
people’s lives better, and Huge is designed to be an amazing place to do that.
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