Attik will open a London office dedicated to digital design in the first quarter of next year.
The Leeds- and San Francisco-based design consultancy is looking to hire seven to 14 digital designers for its new European headquarters.
Attik’s owner, Japanese communications giant Dentsu, last month appointed Jim Kelly as regional director for Europe. Kelly will oversee Attik’s London and Leeds operations.
Leeds-based Attik co-founder James Sommerville will lead the London studio creatively until a creative director is found.
‘We have one or two targets in mind for the creative directorship, and will be talking to them over the next two months,’ claims Sommerville.
‘I guess that at some point Dentsu will look for a managing director as well, but as a creative I am just really interested in making sure the design team is right,’ he adds.
Attik will not move any designers to London from the Leeds office, which will still focus on its role as a branding consultancy. ‘We want all-new blood in our initial core team of 15-25 people, of which half to two-thirds will be designers with strong digital design resumés,’ says Sommerville.
Following the opening of the London studio, Attik will launch an office in Tokyo, Japan, also in the first quarter of next year.
Sommerville claims that Attik is looking to open further offices in emerging markets over the next two to five years, ‘depending on the economy’.