Powell to join D&AD executive

Members of British Design & Art Direction have voted Seymour Powell director Dick Powell and EHS Realtime executive creative director Patrick Collister to the D&AD executive committee.

Members of British Design & Art Direction have voted Seymour Powell director Dick Powell and EHS Realtime executive creative director Patrick Collister to the D&AD executive committee.

They are due to take up their three-year posts at D&AD’s annual general meeting at the end of January, alongside fellow committee members Michael Johnson, creative director of Johnson Banks; Keren House, creative director of SiebertHead; and Lynn Trickett, director of Trickett & Webb.

Standing down at the end of their term are Tutssels Enterprise IG executive creative director Glenn Tutssel and The Partners creative partner David Stuart.

Incoming 2002 president Peter Souter, executive creative director of Abbott Mead Vickers.BBDO, replaces Stuart.

Both Powell and Collister have education high on their agenda.

Powell says he does not see a huge difference between creativity in design or in advertising. ‘I am fighting hard for those disappearing values in design education, which will undermine the health of our businesses,’ he says.

Collister believes he can ‘help push training higher up the agenda in ad agencies and design consultancies’.

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