Social Deviant, a Chicago-based, full-service creative agency, continues to add creative and strategic talent as it attracts a slew of new business this year from the likes of The Disney Channel, CareerBuilder, Hanna Andersson, Columbia College Chicago and the National Restaurant Association Show.
On the creative side, its ninth hire this year is Lauren Haberman, who was most recently at Doner where she applied her copywriting talents to the Minute Maid and Peapod accounts. Haberman, who studied at the Chicago Portfolio School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is joining Social Deviant as a sr. copywriter.
Additionally, Darren Coon has joined the agency as a sr. designer from Pivet Design, with expertise in videography, content editing and motion graphics design.
On the strategy side, Christine Cotter joined the Social Deviant team in May as a business and account lead. She was previously at DDB Chicago as a VP/account director. With degrees from American University and Georgetown University, Cotter began her career at VivaKi before moving to Ketchum and then DDB
In addition, Graham Spector, social media and digital strategy director at Aeronaut Brewing, has joined Social Deviant as a content planner and strategist.
“We are always on the lookout for the very best talent--smart, diligent, and kind. With our annual revenues projected to nearly double in 2018, we’re delighted to be adding quality members to our already amazing team,” said agency founder and CEO Marc Landsberg. “We’re building a well-rounded group of talent from both the agency and brand side as we focus on helping our clients do more with less.”
Currently, Social Deviant is recruiting to fill three additional positions. It plans to host a Portfolio Night at its Chicago headquarters on October 24 to identify and help guide promising talent in the Chicago marketplace.
“Whether they end up with a job at Social Deviant or not, we’re committed to playing our part in cementing Chicago’s reputation as one of the world’s great creative cities,” said Landsberg.