Award-winning brand design agency, Coley Porter Bell, announced Steve Irvine has been appointed as its new Creative Director. Starting the role from September 26, Irvine will report into James Ramsden who joined as ECD in 2016.
Irvine has worked at multiple agencies during his career with the most recent being Dragon Rouge. He has worked on brands including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Danone’s Light and Free campaign, which became the most successful UK NPD launch in 2016, winning a bronze Pentaward and two Transform awards.
With over 20 years’ experience in FMCG branded and luxury packaging design, Irvine is passionate about the drinks sector and led the creative work for major brands such as Whyte & MacKay, William Grant & Sons, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Heineken, Carlsberg and Diageo, winning numerous awards along the way.
Vicky Bullen, CEO of Coley Porter Bell said: “Steve is a passionate and positive creative, who will help us drive our brands beyond the packaging, to create true brand worlds. An inspiring and motivational team player, Steve has a thorough understanding of strategic approach and is able to find simple solutions from big ideas. We’re incredibly excited for him to come on board and can’t wait for the next chapter.”
Steve Irvine added: “Coley Porter Bell is a beacon of excellence in the industry and I’m very excited to be joining the team. The calibre of brands I’ll be working with is incredible and I can’t wait to get started, to help create world class creative solutions.”
Source: Coley Porter Bell