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November 6, 2012
November 5, 2012—Deutsch LA announced today that David Kim, former creative director at Venables Bell & Partners and the creative force behind the Google Fiber launch, has joined the agency as EVP, group digital creative director for Volkswagen.
Kim’s diverse background and experience of having worked with creative, technology and design make him an ideal addition to Deutsch. “David is a brilliant digital designer and concepter with a truly varied background and we are so glad to have him,” says Mark Hunter, Deutsch LA partner and Chief Creative Officer.
“I aim to be the connective tissue between technology and creative design, bridging the gap between what is possible and what has not been done yet,” Kim says of his future at Deutsch.
Kim’s repertoire of accomplishments is vast. Most recently this summer, Kim oversaw the launch of Google Fiber, the nation’s first 1,000 megabytes/second internet and TV service. Kim also pitched and managed the integrated campaign for Intel’s Ultrabook line of personal computers, showing off the power of the machines with “The Chase,” an action-adventure film that took place on a PC. Other brands he has worked on include Audi, HBO, PG&E, Coca-Cola and ConAgra.
Before becoming creative director at Venables Bell & Partners, David was the SVP interactive creative director at Publicis in Seattle, where he focused on digital advertising for T-Mobile. He began his career in advertising as a multimedia designer at TEQUILA\, TWBA\Chiat|Day’s interactive branch.
Kim’s work has been recognized by the TED Conference, Cannes, the One Show, the Effies, Contagious, Creative Review, Adweek, Creativity and the FWA.