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Huge Loses Lead Design/Creative Duo, Appoints MD, GCD for Atlanta

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.

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HUGE Announces New Leadership, Departures

Brooklyn-based IPG shop HUGE announced several staffing changes as well as planned expansion throughout the globe. Most notably, the agency’s undergoing a leadership change as HUGE partner Aaron Shapiro (pictured) is adding CEO to his title while fellow partner Gene Liebel is now taking on the role of partner, chief strategy officer.

With new higher-ups in tow, HUGE is losing two longtime partners (there’s quite a few from what we’re seeing) as ECD David Skokna and Sasha Kirovski, partner, technology, are leaving the organization after helping lead HUGE since its inception in 1999. Stepping up to the plate to take over as partner, ECD is Joe Stewart, who most recently served as executive creative director and led creative on Pepsi, Target and JetBlue among others.

In addition to the staff shakeup, HUGE announced that it’s planning to open new offices in Brazil, China, Singapore, Japan and other markets over the next 12 months, in turn adding to its existing branches in Brooklyn, L.A., London and Stockholm.

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