Wolff Olins boosts global design offering with new hires

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Wolff Olins has boosted its global design offering by hiring Neil Cooper as Senior Creative Director and Astrid D’Hondt as Associate Creative Director.

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Cooper and D’Hondt join a growing creative team working across UK and global projects. They will work across major accounts for the agency, whose clients include BBC, Google, TikTok, Uber and McKinsey.

The hires further bolster the consultancy’s global design offering, headed up by Global Executive Creative Director Emma Barratt.

Cooper was previously Creative Director for digital agency Rehab, leading its design and creative teams to deliver digital products and experiences for clients including Nike, Google, Warner Media and Spotify.

D’Hondt joins Wolff Olins from brand and design consultancy DixonBaxi where she was Design Director. 

At DixonBaxi, where she worked for five years, she headed up work for the agency’s clients including Netflix, Audible and British Land and led the global rebrand for Hulu.

Estelle Wackermann, Managing Director at Wolff Olins London, said: “I am thrilled to see our design team going from strength to strength. 

“Neil is bringing a new muscle of product design which is super relevant as we expand our CX work into prototyping. 

“And Astrid’s work is full of so many wonderful references she’s developed over the years working in places such as Portugal and Belgium. Exciting times ahead as we build our global design team.”

Cooper said: “I’ve admired Wolff Olins and its awesome work throughout my career, so I’m looking forward to helping push the team further into the world of experience design. 

“Working alongside this world-class talent is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

D’Hondt said: “What excites me about working with Wolff Olins is the prospect of working on global projects that will positively impact the lives of people around the world.”