Red Bee Creative has today announced the promotion of two Design Directors, Simon Crabtree and Victoria Stout to the role of Creative Directors.
This is in recognition of the lead role they have already played on cornerstone pieces of business for the agency in the last 2 years – the rebranding of multiple Hallmark channels, the moving visual identity for FC Barcelona, the ongoing development of design systems for Discovery Networks in the OTT space, and a successful pitch for CNBC.
Victoria joined Red Bee (then BBC Broadcast) initially in 2003 and spent 7 years working on a wide range of projects including being embedded in China to design the CCTV Olympics host broadcaster graphics, and projects for brands including ITV, Orange, Discovery and the BBC. Her 8 years away from Red Bee saw her gaining wide experience at Lambie-Nairn, BDA and Moving Brands amongst others.
Simon joined the design team of the BBC in 2000, and was also part of the evolution to Red Bee. His experiences included crucial roles on the rebranding of the ten channels of UKTV - including the creation of Dave, and the subsequent Made by Dave brand - the design of the classic Doctor Who logo, and the launch of BT Sport. More recently Simon has led projects for TV Norge, Abu Dhabi Television and the launch of Dplay Sport.
Charlie Mawer, Executive Creative Director, said: “At a time of such reinvention within the media sector in particular, we are lucky to have two talents to lead our projects with a great blend of both deep experience and the ability to challenge orthodox approaches. These deserved promotions are an acknowledgement of the vital role they will both play in the creative leadership of the agency going forward.
Jane Fielder, Head of Design, said: “Victoria and Simon have both demonstrated creative leadership, the ability to handle large and complex projects and to do all of the above with the intelligence and craft that are hallmarks of Red Bee at its best”.