WCRS has hired the award-winning Grant Parker as Creative Director and Head of Art, a key role within their evolving creative department.
The new Head of Art, who brings 18 years of experience to the role, will be joining the management team at WCRS reporting into Executive Creative Director, Billy Faithfull. Parker will work across WCRS’ entire portfolio of clients, which includes E-ON, Warburtons, Sky and Santander.
Since 2013, Parker has held the position of Creative Director and Head of Art at M&C Saatchi where he has worked across clients including Peroni, Havana Club, Ballantines, NatWest and TFL.
Prior to M&C Saatchi, Parker was a Creative Director at Ogilvy Paris and the Global Creative Director on the Louis Vuitton account.
He moved to Paris following 13 years at DDB London where he held the role of Creative Director and Head of Art. During his time at DDB, Parker worked across brands including The Guardian, VW and Nikon, as well as creating the Cannes Lion and D&AD award-winning Harvey Nichols, Wallace & Gromit Campaign.
Regarding the new hire, Annie Gallimore, Managing Director of WCRS said: “We are looking at what can be done to make our creative department the best in London. The arrival of Grant is an important next step, with more to follow”.
Billy Faithfull, Executive Creative Director added: “Grant Parker is one of those names you mention to people and their eyes just light up. Like all the best WCRS people, Grant balances a fierce creative ambition, a captivating wit and a down to earth, human touch. He's also got a book you'd walk barefoot over broken glass for. I couldn't be more delighted he's found a home here”.
Grant Parker said: “It is a great time to be arriving at WCRS. There’s momentum in the agency which is full of incredibly smart people and an impressive client list. I feel very privileged to be joining them”.
Parker will be joining WCRS on 14th May 2018.