Cutters Studios has promoted Marian Oliver to editor. The announcement was made by managing director/partner Craig Duncan and managing editor Grant Gustafson.
Oliver began her career in client services at Red Car Chicago in 2009. After earning her degree from Columbia College Chicago, she joined Cutters in 2012 as an assistant editor, where she has honed her craft alongside leading talents working in and beyond the advertising industry. Her most recent projects include campaigns for Meijer, Hallmark, Southwest Airlines, Kiwi, Abbott, belVita, Chamberlain, RetailMeNot and Triscuit.
Per Jacobson, founding partner and creative director for The Distillery Project, recalled, “We fell for Marian long ago when she was assisting Chris Claeys (and snickering along with our antics in the back of his edit suite). From day one, she was quick, smart, and had great instincts--which is why we started giving her editing assignments long before she scored the sweet official title of ‘editor.’”
The Distillery Project’s founder and chief creative officer John Condon added, “They say what we do isn’t rocket science, but then one day you find yourself doing a spot that is in fact rocket science. Marian put together a story that not only explained what it took for the European Space Agency to land a probe on a comet going 34,000 mph, but that also touched people emotionally.”
Oliver, who’s in the Free the Bid database of female talent in the creative industry, said, “The support and leadership at Cutters is unparalleled in my experience, and I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top editors here. The nurturing, family-like atmosphere here has allowed me to grow into who I am today, which I am exceedingly grateful for.”