Sources familiar with the matter confirm that John Paul Thurlow, who’s spent just over two years at Grey New York serving as VP/sole global digital creative director across its beauty accounts including Pantene and Clairol, is no longer with the agency. From what we’ve been told, Thurlow was “let go.” Prior to his stint at Grey, the Brooklyn-based creative has also had fairly lengthy CD stints in London at the likes of LBi and Critical Mass.

Along with his 15-plus years of agency experience, Thurlow perhaps more interestingly moonlights as an illustrator whose Covers series has been featured in Juxtapoz among other trades. Regarding his exit from Grey, which we hear is currently ramping up staff on its recently won Gillette biz, one tipster laments that Thurlow “deserved a hell of a lot better.”