Weber Shandwick names creative director

Weber Shandwick UK has brought in Indy Selvarajah from ad agency Brothers & Sisters as its new creative director.

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Indy Selvarajah and James Nester

Based in the agency’s London office, Selvarajah (pictured left) has been briefed to help oversee the creative output of Weber Shandwick’s UK and EMEA offices, and will lead work for key clients across its consumer, corporate, healthcare, technology, and social impact practices.

Selvarajah joins Weber Shandwick from ad agency Brothers & Sisters, and was behind the award-winning Thierry Henry ‘Time Traveller’ Sky Sports advert.

He has more than ten years’ experience in the creative industries, starting out as an artist showing work at galleries including the Serpentine, Barbican, Baltic & Whitney Museum of American Art in NY.

He then created and wrote a comedy TV show for Channel 4, aint it funny being coloured, which was produced by Charlie Brooker’s Zeppotron. It was selected as one of the Guardian’s ‘must see shows’.

He has also led campaigns including the Center Parcs bears, Sky Sports Beckham, Turner Prize Londonderry and Make Mine Milk.

Selvarajah was on the jury for the British Arrows in 2015 and has won awards including an Obie Award (off Broadway), D&AD, LIA golds and British Arrow, as well as a PRWeek Award.

This year, he set up an initiative, 8 and Rising, to get more young people of minority backgrounds into the creative industry.

In his new role at Weber Shandwick, Selvarajah will report to EMEA and UK executive creative director James Nester (pictured right).

Nester said: “Indy is a world-class creative talent – attracting him is testament to what we’re creating here at Weber Shandwick. An agency that fuses communications disciplines to create ideas that become cultural currency.”

Selvarajah added: “My career to date has always been about exploring new disciplines and challenges, so joining Weber Shandwick was a no brainer. This is an exciting time to join an international agency that has the ability to genuinely propel big creative ideas to a global audience.”

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