Duncan Channon has added three new hires to bolster its creative and design leadership: Creative Directors Kelly McCullough and Jessea Hankins, and Design Director Darlene Gibson.
The new directors will report to Chief Creative Officer Michael Lemme and Executive Creative Director Anne Elisco-Lemme.
McCullough will be responsible for leading and winning new business and joins the creative leadership for the agency’s largest account, health insurance marketplace Covered California. She joins the agency after serving as a creative director at Eleven. She has held creative director roles at meal delivery company SunBasket and FCB and served as an art director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Hankins will lead the CA Department of Public Health COVID-19 vaccine education campaign and lead creative for Ferrara Candy Co. brands SweeTARTS and Black Forest. She is returning to Duncan Channon, where she began her career in production, transitioned to her first creative role as copywriter and then associate creative director in 2017. She has worked on brands such as JP Morgan, Grubhub, United Nations and John Muir Health.
Gibson is tasked with leading the agency’s design practice, which works across brand identity, packaging and UX design for clients. She will also brief creative leadership on opportunities for design in advertising. She joins DC after more than a decade of working in a freelance capacity with agencies, including Eleven, R/GA, McGaryBowen, FCB, and Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners.