D&AD has appointed The Partners creative director Greg Quinton as its new education chairman, filling a post that was vacant for three months.
Quinton replaces Al Young, St Luke’s creative director, who stood down in September having held the post for a year.
The new chairman says that his goal is to motivate graduates to think long-term in the face of the recession.
‘Getting students integrated into the professional business is what D&AD education schemes are about,’ says Quinton. ‘The grey clouds of recession will not last forever, and we will need new talent again’.
D&AD awarded Quinton a Black Pencil last year for his work on the National Gallery’s Grand Tour campaign. ‘I am happy to be able to give something back to D&AD,’ he says.
Quinton’s first engagement takes place later this month, when he opens a workshop focusing on the value of mentoring.
Everybody Starts Somewhere – Sometimes Great Ideas Need Direction will take place on 22 January at the Slaughtered Lamb in London, EC1.