Havas-owned Conran Design Group has appointed Richard Stayte as design director of its graphics division, it emerged this week, following his redundancy at Alsop Architects.
Stayte lost his position as director of the practice’s graphics arm, A, amid a raft of job cuts in July (DW 8 July). A spokesman confirms that A is continuing to operate as a going concern, though its client base is no longer independent of Alsop.
According to Conran Design Group managing director David Worthington, Stayte is now working alongside graphics design director Alan Watt and jointly overseeing a team of 25 creatives.
Although he would not be drawn on Stayte’s current projects, Worthington did confirm that the design director has resumed his work on the Waterstone’s account.
Prior to Stayte’s appointment at Alsop in March, he worked with Worthington for ten years.
He joined Worthington & Company in 1994 and remained with the consultancy during its acquisition by Havas, its merger with Conran Design and the group’s subsequent transformation into Conran Design Group.
Meanwhile, Conran Design Group has yet to appoint a creative director following David Chaloner’s departure. He joined Terence Conran’s design consultancy Conran & Partners as interior and retail director in June (DW 3 June).
Stayte replaces graphics design director Marion Hare, who left Conran Design Group in July.