JDO names Damian Hughes as Lead CGI Artist in hiring spree

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JDO has announced a round of key appointments including Damian Hughes as Lead CGI Artist – Image and Motion. 

In this role, Hughes will be instrumental in driving the global brand agency’s burgeoning brand animation and visualisation offering.

Damian Hughes

Hughes is a seasoned creative with extensive expertise and experience as a CGI artist, art director and visualiser. 

He has sharpened his skills at agencies such as McCann Erickson, Wellcom Worldwide and AMVBBDO. 

In his previous position as Image Creation Director at Design Bridge, he led a team of 3D digital artists and animators in the creation of high-end CGI, illustrations and films for such notable brands as Diageo, Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser.

“We’ve always been big believers in the power of animation and film to tell brand stories and deliver lasting impact in the market,” said Fiona Florence, Managing Director at JDO. 

“With Damian’s amazing talents on board, we are strengthening our creative partnerships with our clients around the world providing not only stunning brand design but also beautifully crafted imagery, attention-grabbing animations and inspiring brand films.”

On his appointment, Hughes said: “JDO has a strong reputation for brave, beautiful creative work and I am very excited about working with the team to enhance and evolve its brand animation department to keep the pace in this constantly changing industry. 

“With the brilliant projects on the table, I’m already hard at work.”

Client service hires

JDO are also welcoming Justine Guicherd and Jess Fox to their client service team, further strengthening the agency’s delivery of world-class creativity to their portfolio of global clients.

Guicherd joins as Senior Client Director, bringing extensive international experience working with prominent beauty brands such as Revlon and Mustela as well as with notable global brands Diageo, Nestlé and GSK. 

Prior to her JDO appointment, Guicherd worked at Elmwood London and Force Majeure NYC.

Fox, who joins as Senior Account Manager, previously worked at JKR and Butterfly Cannon and brings robust FMCG and spirits experience.

Peter Droy, Head of Client Service at JDO said: “Justine and Jess are both high-calibre professionals who understand strategic challenges and know how to forge strong relationships. 

“They are fantastic assets to our expanding team as we build on our reputation as a leading branding agency.”