Independent creative agency Walrus announced the addition of two new hires to its New York office, as well as the promotion of an existing team member.
In a move that brings her full-circle, Jillian Dresser has been named Creative Director, after having begun her career at Walrus as a Junior Art Director in 2008. In this new position, Jillian will be overseeing and working across all creative for the agency. Before returning to Walrus, she was a Senior Art Director and Creative Director at Silver + Partners, and freelanced for a number of agencies including Droga5, Barton F. Graf, FCB, and 72andSunny.
Kemi Adewumi joins as Account Director, where she will lead the team across the agency’s largest accounts. Prior to Walrus, Kemi was at Deutsch NY, where she oversaw the brand and retail parts of PNC’s business, and led the team to create an award-winning campaign for the company’s new mortgage product. Beyond financial services, Kemi’s account management experience spans pharmaceutical, airline, gaming and entertainment. She began her career at Grey, in the Healthcare division.
Evan Vosburgh has been promoted to Associate Creative Director, from his previous role as Art Director, which he held at the agency since 2013. In this new position, Evan will play a more active role in leading creative teams and new business. Before joining Walrus, he worked at Goodby Silverstein and Partners where he worked on brands like Adobe, Nintendo, Comcast, and Sprint.
“Our agency has seen triple digit growth in just a few short years, so we are always looking to bring on the brightest minds in our industry,” said Frances Webster, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to have Jillian rejoin the Walrus family, reward Evan for his continued success within the agency, and warmly welcome Kemi to the team.”