The new role was created to help Together to manage an increase in workload, following senior designer Bob Young’s departure.
Baxter has taken a year’s contract with Together, ’to give both of us the confidence that this is the right move, and because it is a significant appointment for a ten-person studio’, he says. Baxter worked with Together creative directors Heidi Lightfoot and Katja Thielen in the late 1990s at the now defunct Trickett & Webb. ’So we know there’s a good creative chemistry there,’ he says.
Baxter continues, ’I am looking forward to working at a smaller studio, which will allow me to have a more hands-on creative direction role than I do as a partner at 300 Million.’
He leaves 300 Million at the end of August, and joins Together in November. 300 Million will announce Baxter’s replacement in October.