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December 11, 2012
Deutsch LA announced today that Gavin Lester, former creative director at 180 LA, has joined as a group creative director at the agency.
Lester was at 180 LA for approximately three years before joining Deutsch LA. While at 180 LA, he drove Sony and Boost Mobile campaigns, including Sony Ship Hunt. “Gavin is super smart, super creative, a great business head and a real people person,” says Mark Hunter, Deutsch LA partner and Chief Creative Officer. “I am excited that he’s here to help increase the overall level of creativity at Deutsch.”
Lester and Hunter worked together previously at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London, which helped draw Lester to Deutsch LA. “I’ve worked with Mark before and know that there is a certain level of standards and creativity that not all agencies have,” says Lester. “In addition to its incredible client roster, Deutsch has proven it can change perception in the industry and push great work.”
Prior to 180 LA, Lester was Group Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi Team One, where he worked on Lexus, helping launch many new vehicles including Lexus Hybrids. Before that, Lester produced Netflix, Comcast and Saturn campaigns while he was at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Some of his most recognized work is a collection of Levi’s campaigns he did in the early 2000s at BBH in London, including “Odyssey” and “Rodeo” while.
Lester received his degree in fine arts in London and has not left the creative advertising industry since. Lester has received accolades from every show in the industry.