Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney has announced the appointment of Rebecca Carrasco as deputy executive creative director, effective immediately. She will work alongside deputy executive creative director Sesh Moodley and chief creative officer Mike Spirkovski.
In 2015, Carrasco was lured away from her role as creative director at Clemenger BBDO Sydney to become head of creative shop for Facebook and Instagram in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Clemenger, Carrasco was co-founder and ECD at Colman Rasic Carrasco.
Carrasco’s work has won an impressive number of Best In Show and Campaign of the Year awards. She has won Creative of the Year, an Asia Pacific Child Rights Award for her MTV Exit Foundation campaign and a United Nations Award. Her work has been awarded globally at Cannes, One Show, Clios Awards, New York Festivals and AWARD.
In 2008 and she received an Australia Day Award for studies in visual communication. Carrasco has been a director on the Australasian Writers & Art Directors (AWARD) Committee and served as the National AWARD School Head.
“Rebecca is an inspiring creative leader who has accomplished much in her career and I’m thrilled to have her join Saatchi & Saatchi,” stated Mike Spirkovski, chief creative officer of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia.
“Her work is outstanding, as is her passion for helping nurture the aspiring future talents of our industry. Above all, Rebecca is brave, highly optimistic and shares our passion for making work that matters.”
Adds Carrasco: “Everyone strives for amazing work, but achieving it comes down to the people around you, and their desire to see others succeed. I’ve worked with Mike Spirkovski before; we’re excited by the same work and I really respect the way people are encouraged to get to it. I’ve given a lot of consideration to what’s next, and I now look forward to joining what is already a great team.”
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