The Works doubles down on creatives

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 25 February 2015
Left to right: Adam Bodfish, Leo Barbosa, Marijke Spain, Eric Franken.

Independent Sydney agency The Works has hired two new creative teams following a string of new business wins over the past six months.

Leo Barbosa and Adam Bodfish have joined as creative leads, while art director Marijke Spain and copywriter Eric Franken have come on board after graduating from AWARD School.

Art director Barbosa and copywriter Bodfish arrive from JWT Sydney, where they worked on clients including Nestle, Kellogg’s, RAC and Johnson & Johnson. Before joining JWT, Barbosa worked at Ogilvy Brazil and Leo Burnett Brazil and has done stints at Droga5 Sydney, US Sydney and Republic of Everyone.

Spain and Franken graduated from AWARD School last year. Spain previously worked as a designer for Canberra-based agency Coordinate as well as Moon Communications, while Franken was a digital creative at The Farm Digital.

The new creative hires come as the agency experiences a period of accelerated growth with client wins including Sunbeam, NRMA Group and, most recently, the Optus Direct business.

Damian Pincus, co-founder and creative partner at The Works, said: “As new clients have embraced our creatives on the forefront model, we are in the fortunate position to be adding the best talent to deliver them outstanding business results. In Leo and Adam we have two award-winning and very experienced creative thinkers who understand the demands of working at a rapidly growing integrated agency, while Marijke and Eric are enthusiastic and determined young creatives who have a promising future ahead of them.”

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