FutureDeluxe names first MD for its UK studio


Global creative studio, FutureDeluxe has appointed James Murray as its first Managing Director for its UK studio. 

Murray will report to CEO and Co-Founder James Callahan, and will work alongside the UK leadership team in managing the UK business. 

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Murray’s remit will also include a focus on business growth, as well as maintaining FutureDeluxe’s current client base.

Founded by Andrew Jones and James Callahan, FutureDeluxe is a global experimental creative studio focused on crafting aspirational content for future-facing brands.

FutureDeluxe has recently received significant investment which has enabled the celebrated studio to spread its wings globally.

Murray joins the award winning studio from UNIT9 where he was Head of Growth, working on projects for brands such as Nike, Asics, PepsiCo, Porsche, Diageo, EE, Mars, Xbox: and most recently helping to launch their Attractions offer.

Prior to this he worked with start-up Pixel Artworks as Business Development Director where he was responsible for directing both the client services and business development teams. 

Clients included Nike, Adidas, Virgin, Guinness, Heineken, British Airways, SKY, Jaguar Land Rover and Disney.

On James Murray’s appointment, James Callahan, CEO/ Co-Founder FutureDeluxe  said, “We are delighted to welcome James at this significant point in FutureDeluxe’s journey.  

“His experience in the creative industries will be invaluable in helping to drive growth, working with our leaders in our LA, NY and Sydney hubs”

James Murray said “I have always admired FutureDeluxe’s beautiful awe inspiring work. 

“Original, creative and celebrated, I’m looking forward to working alongside our creative and tech teams to continue to define the future of visual experiences, growing FutureDeluxe’s reputation and client roster.”.

James’s appointment is effective immediately.