Wagstaffs’ creative director Judi Green is leaving the consultancy to take up a new post in January, as group creative director of publishing company Dorling Kindersley. She will be replaced by Nick Ovenden, who has been promoted internally.
Green’s departure from the London design group is the latest in a line of high-profile departures from Wagstaffs.
Green’s husband Brian was design director until last month, and managing director Clare Anderson left the consultancy in November, along with a project manager and two designers.
Green, who was unavailable for comment, joined Wagstaffs in 1997 when The Green House, launched by Green and her husband, was acquired by the group. Wagstaffs managing director Steve Puxley was also unavailable as Design Week went to press.
Meanwhile, two further appointments have been made to Dorling Kindersley’s digital media division. Jason Robinson, formerly a senior designer at beeb.com, is the head of design at DK Online, while Nina Blackett has joined as a project manager from Oxford University Press.
In September the publisher began putting entire books on the Internet, prompting an expansion of its on-line division. Two additional senior designers are still being sought for this project.