November 3, 2015
ARGONAUT Names 2 New ECDs
SAN FRANCISCO (November 3, 2015) – Creative agency ARGONAUT announced the hiring of Matt Ashworth today, along with the promotion of David Kim. Reporting to Chief Creative Officers Rick Condos and Hunter Hindman, Ashworth and Kim will serve as Executive Creative Directors across the agencies growing roster of clients, including Cricket Wireless, Fitbit, Hershey and MetLife.
“ARGONAUT continues to grow and evolve since we opened our doors two and a half years ago,” said Hindman. “Matt and DK have been with us since the beginning, both have been tremendous contributors to our success and will continue to be creative leaders that drive us forward.”
A highly sought-after freelancer, Ashworth has more than 20 years of experience as an advertising creative, having worked at shops like Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Hal Riney & Partners, Butler Shine, Stern & Partners and The Martin Agency. Over his career, he has created award-winning work for brands such as Jeep, TD Ameritrade, Chevrolet, HP, Appleton Estate Rum, and Fitbit.
Kim brings more than 12 years of creative agency experience with Deutsch, Venables Bell & Partners and TBWA\Chiat\Day, among others. While at Deutsch, Kim oversaw all digital efforts on Volkswagen, which included the redesign of VW.com and the development of SmileDrive, a co-branded app between Google and Volkswagen that quantified driving using the driver’s smartphone. Prior to Deutsch, Kim helped pitch and win the Intel business while at VB&P, where he helped create “The Chase” video, recognized at Cannes and TED as one of the top 10 Ads Worth Spreading. He also developed Google’s Fiber campaign in Kansas City, which set the blueprint for successful launches in Austin, Salt Lake City and more.
“Matt and DK both live by our ethos to create work that works and work that’s wanted in the world,” said Condos. “They share our passion and commitment to the clients we serve. We’re thrilled to have them on board.”