Creative experience agency, Enigma has added further weight to its Newcastle creative department in preparation for a busy 2018.
Writer, Callan McKean has joined the Newcastle office from Ogilvy Sydney, where he worked across some of their most iconic clients. His previous major role includes more than three years at The Monkeys working on accounts such as Blackmores, IKEA and Telstra. He was also one of only 50 students accepted into the Australia/New Zealand D&AD Young Bloods initiative in 2015. Up against a number of teams, their idea ended up winning the competition.
Callan said joining the Enigma team was an easy decision.
“When I heard Pete was heading up the creative department at Enigma, I knew good things were going to happen. Partnered with the fact that Newcastle is (objectively) the best place in the world, it was an easy decision to join the team,” Callan said.
Art Director, Dan Stephens has progressed steadily through the design studio at Enigma to the new role of Art Director. He brings to this role a wealth of design knowledge and a healthy perspective on ideas.
“Taking on the new position was a no brainer; Newcastle is an exciting place to be right now and the creative opportunities are endless. I’m excited to step up and rip in,” Dan said.
“The lure of Newcastle’s many delights is obviously too much for some people; Callan too it seems. It’s great to see our creative department grow and, in Dan, be able to recognise and promote talent from within. We are now fully crewed for whatever the year can throw at us,” Pete Ogden ECD said.
Owner and CEO, Lisa Sutton Gardner said the new additions now take Enigma’s creative offering to three teams.
“It’s an investment in our ability to develop ideas with grit for clients and why we get up every day,” Lisa said.
IMAGE | Dan Stephens and Callan McKean.
Enigma is a nationally recognised creative experience agency with headquarters in Newcastle. They deliver ideas with grit. They’re ideas that work hard for you, your brand, your business. Enigma focuses on the creative experience – the sweet spot where idea, creative expression and channel combine to capture the attention and fire imagination. They live by their values of heart, respect, honesty and transparency - they drive their culture. It inspires their team to be nimble, curious, smart, and above all, collaborative.