Unreal creative chief Brian Eagle takes branding role at Lavender

Brian Eagle is leaving his position as creative director of London consultancy Unreal to take up a new job in Australia.

Eagle, who is originally from New Zealand, is starting a new role as creative director of branding for independent full-service consultancy Lavender, and will be based at its Sydney headquarters. Eagle says the consultancy will be focusing on more ideas-based branding for the next year.

He will take up his new position in Australia on 18 January 2010. Lavender works with clients including Fujitsu, Microsoft, and Medecins sans Frontieres.

Tim Lewis, managing director of Unreal, will be taking over Eagle’s creative brief. Two new designers are being employed as a result of the move: Ryan Tym, who moves from The Brand Union, and Victoria Walmsley, formerly of Radford Wallis.

Eagle has worked at Unreal since 2001. He has also worked for a number of consultancies in New Zealand.

He says, ‘Unreal has been a fantastic place to be. It is difficult to leave, but with family, beaches and sunshine on that side of the world it makes it all the easier.’

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