After spending the last year or so on the freelance circuit as a creative director/writer/consultant, Gail Barlow has found a new, full-time agency gig at Deutsch NY, where she started yesterday as SVP/group creative director on, you guessed it, Microsoft. In addition to helping lead creative for said client, Barlow will also play a role in new business initiatives. The creative’s last notable agency gig was at McCann NY, which she rejoined two years ago to serve as a CD on the Kohl’s account.

Prior to McCann, Barlow spent four years as a creative director at KBS+P and had lengthy creative stints at the likes of TBWA\Chiat\Day and The Richards Group as well during her career.