PRESIDENT, MICHAEL OSBORNE DESIGN, SAN FRANCISCO CA
Branding and packaging agency Michael Osborne Design is currently celebrating 30 years of creativity and design innovation under the direction of namesake and founder Michael Osborne. Throughout those three decades, the firm has been developing memorable solutions for clients as diverse as Williams- Sonoma, the Yosemite Conservancy, and the United States Postal Service. The agency has cultivated a reputation for launching brands to success while creating sophisticated design systems that are timeless, such as Target's premium private label food line, Archer Farms, and SFMOMA's private label graphics and products. As a young Vietnam veteran and graduate of Art Center College of Design, Osborne began his business in 1981 on the proverbial dining room table; today the firm occupies a light, airy studio designed to resemble an Italian village, while his first Macintosh computer (1988) serves as a focal point of the conference room. Osborne was taught, and holds the belief, that the design process should start with the brain and a pencil, developing concepts by sketching and writing before going to the computer. He has been on the faculty of both UC Berkeley and the Academy of Art University. At the age of 55, he returned to school, receiving a 2007 MFA in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University, and was elected Valedictorian along the way. An AIGA Fellow, Osborne is a frequent and influential lecturer at conferences and universities. His work is on display at the SFMOMA, the Cooper-Hewitt, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Past and current Michael Osborne Design clients have included Allied Domecq, Brown-Forman, Constellation, Driscoll's, Kettle Foods, Kroger, Safeway, Thomas Kemper, Trinchero Family Estates, as well as others mentioned above, to name a few.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MECHANICA, NEWBURYPORT MA
Ted Jendrysik joins MECHANICA as part of the creative leadership team. His responsibilities include a creative leadership role working with new client Global Pari-Mutuel Solutions in creating and launching a global gaming platform. Before joining MECHANICA, Jendrysik was Creative Director at Arnold, and prior to that an SVP Creative Director at Mullen, both located in Boston. The seven-year old firm employs twenty strategists, creative directors and brand directors. Current and recent MECHANICA clients include: Saucony, Global Pari-Mutuel Solutions, Weight Watchers, FCHP, Communispace, Kronos, PTC, Abt and Associates, Symantec, the U.S. State Department and Irving Oil.
DESIGN DIRECTOR, LEVIATHAN, CHICAGO IL
Design-focused production studio Leviathan adds Tim Sepulveda in the new role of Design Director. A Chicago native, Sepulveda is a 2005 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, where he studied 3D animation. His first full-time job was with Chicago's Radar Studios, where his design and artistic contributions to spots for Nintendo, Hasbro, Nickelodeon and others propelled him into project leadership roles. From there, he spent one year with Daily Planet as a lead designer and animator, another year with Foundation Post in a similar role, and he freelanced for several other top area shops, including eatdrink. In 2009, he was recruited to join Charlex in New York, where he began as a Senior Designer and was soon named Associate Creative Director. There, he contributed to high-profile projects for Verizon, Marshalls, Dunkin' Donuts, Disney and Fidelity. Sepulveda returned to Chicago in 2010, where he freelanced for the likes of Optimus, The Mill and Loyalkaspar. Based upon his past collaborations with Chad Hutson, he was brought in for several key Leviathan projects over the past year, and then full-time.
VICE PRESIDENT AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
CLEAN DESIGN, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
Clean Design names Scott Scaggs Vice President and Creative Director. He serves as the leader and mentor for the agency's designers and copywriters. With more than 20 years experience, Scaggs comes over from Trone where he developed creative campaigns for a myriad of clients including the North Carolina Education Lottery, Healthtex Children's Clothing, Century Furniture and Quick-Step Flooring.
PRESIDENT, J. SAYLES DESIGN CO., DES MOINES IA
Designer John Sayles has renamed and rebranded his firm after the departure of his former partner. There is a new staff in place - including CEO Tanya Daniels and Vice President of Marketing Jean O'Neill - and Sayles has added 3D metal sculpture to the studio's services. Through a Gifted Art division, he designs, fabricates and installs dimensional metal sculptures and custom benches in public and private spaces.