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ATTIK Adds Design Director and Designer in San Francisco

Design Director Paul Miller and Designer Sunjin Kim expand capabilities of growing agency (January 19, 2006)

Global creative agency ATTIK today announced two key new hires for its San Francisco operation:  Paul Miller joins the agency as design director, and Sunjin Kim comes aboard as a designer.  Both appointments are effective immediately, and the announcement was made by Simon Needham, ATTIK co-founder and group creative director. 

Miller is a 1993 BFA Communication Arts and Design graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University who spent the past two years as a freelance designer based in Washington, DC, focusing on the printed medium and commercial interiors for clients including DivisionOne Architects, AKQA and Germanys M-Publication.  From 2001 through 2003, he was AKQAs design director in charge of online media, with overall creative and design responsibilities for projects for the Smithsonian Institute, Harley Davidson, AT&T and Greenpeace.  Prior to that, he spent seven years as the senior art director for DCs Magnet Interactive, providing creative and design leadership to the companys design department for internal brand development and external work for Swissair, Nissan, Infiniti, Radisson, WPP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Discovery Channel, DuPont and the National AIDS Fund, among many others.  He was also a co-founder of the DC design collectives Mesh (2001-2003) and Airline Industries (1995-2001), both of which specialized in multidisciplinary graphic arts and interiors, and he began his career in Miami designing for such clients as Ocean Drive Magazine and Animal Farm clothing.  His work has been exhibited and presented widely, and he has been honored with awards from The Art Directors Club, AIGA DC, The New York Festivals, Omni Intermedia, NewMedia Invision Awards and Print Magazine.

?The first reason we hired Paul is his design eye, Needham began. ?He's a fabulous graphic designer.  His work fits really well with the sort of stuff that we do.  I can honestly say that I've interviewed at least a hundred designers to find him.  He's very intelligent and a very good thinker, his execution is excellent, and his range of skills is really unlimited.

?ATTIKs legacy as a design leader in the industry had always been intriguing to me, Miller said.  ?After meeting the team, I knew it would be a missed opportunity not to be involved in the process of its growth. The talent here is unsurpassed.

A 1995 BFA Graphic Design graduate of Pennsylvania's Moore College of Art and Design, Sunjin Kim studied under the direct tutelage of renowned designers Armin Hoffman, Pierre Mendell, Paul Rand and Wolfgang Weingart, and also studied Graphic Design at Yale University's Summer Design program in Switzerland.  Her professional experience includes creative/art direction and design contributions to Philadelphia-based Gyro Worldwide and 32, and to countless websites and client projects as a freelance designer.  She has also served as a professor, lecturer and senior communication professional at Philadelphia's University of the Arts.  Her work, which spans print illustration and interactive design, has appeared in numerous galleries and exhibits, in design annuals from Yen Magazine (Australia), P.I.E. Books (Japan), The Rethink Redesign Reconstruct Book (USA), Step Magazine, Altpick and Shift (Japan).  She also earned a 2003 Gold Art Director's Club Award for Package Design. 

?Most of the things I said about Paul relate to Sunjin as well, Needham continued.  ?Specifically, her knowledge and talents, education and execution are all excellent.  And because she's worked on her own for several years, she's very competent at dealing with clients and is very self sufficient. 

On joining ATTIK, Kim explained, ?I wanted to be part of ATTIK because there are so many collaborative opportunities to work with amazing designers in a variety of capacities, where we can join forces to do really interesting things.  Most importantly, I wanted to be in a creative environment where people appreciate ideas and teamwork.

ATTIKs global CEO Ric Peralta also confirmed that the growing agency is continuing to seek new talent at all levels for open positions within its locations in Leeds, England, and in San Francisco and New York in the U.S.

ATTIK is a global creative agency committed to designing extraordinary creative experiences that inspire consumers through compelling communications.  ATTIKs strategic planning, design, advertising, production, client service and youth research expertise have driven success across an array of consumer product and service categories.  ATTIK articulates corporate brand strategy, designs creative solutions for advertising, below-the-line and online media, ensuring target audiences are vitally connected to every facet of its clients brands.  For inquiries in the eastern U.S., please call William Travis at 212-334-6401.  In the western U.S., please contact Rachel Newell at 415-989-6401, and in Europe, please call Duncan Slater at +44 (0) 113 2021535.

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