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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Clements’

Robinson Departs from AKQA

neilakqaAfter spending nearly two decades at AKQA, first in London and the last 10 years in San Francisco,  Neil Robinson is moving on from his longtime home and embarking on a “new adventure,” sources familiar with the matter confirm. From what we’ve been told, today is Robinson’s last day at AKQA SF, where he’s spent nearly the last two years as executive creative director. According to sources, fellow AKQA SF ECD Stephen Clements, who’s been with the agency for a dozen years, will continue to lead creative in San Francisco and AKQA is in the process of seeking the right candidate to help lead the department.

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AKQA Finds Lipton Replacements

Once again, we have to give bravos for an agency being proactive. A day after learning that Pierre Lipton announced his departure from said agency, here’s the word from said agency: “AKQA announces that Neil Robinson and Stephen Clements, both respected creative leaders at the agency and in the industry, are taking the roles of joint Executive Creative Directors in San Francisco. Together, they will oversee the more than 100-person creative department at AKQA’s San Francisco office. Both Neil and Stephen will report directly to CCO, Rei Inamoto. ”

Inamoto adds, “Neil and Stephen bring years of leadership in creating some of the most inspiring and impactful work that has earned global recognition.”

Darth Vader Can Be Easily Frustrated These Days

It looks like time has taken its toll on Darth Vader, as the Sith Lord is now getting one-upped by a guy who stars in Parks & Recreation and had a role in Moneyball in this clip promoting the launch of Kinect Star Wars.  AKQA and Swift River Productions are behind this effort for the Xbox Kinect game (release date TBD–perhaps when Lucas gives his official blessing), which stars a smart-ass Chris Pratt, who steps in for Obi-wan and reenacts a classic lightsaber battle. As you can see, it’s not too difficult to tease one of sci-fi’s greatest villains these days. Credits after the jump:

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