- SAN FRANCISCO
DDB San Francisco has brought on board design director/creative director Chris Toffoli and group creative director Oliver Frank--both are filling new roles for the agency. Both Toffoli and Frank will report to executive creative director Ben Wolan.
With over 20 years of experience on everything from video games to automobiles, Toffoli joins DDB from BSSP, where he was creative director/art director for seven years, working on almost every piece of business in the building. Toffoli began his career at BBDO San Francisco as the assistant to literally everyone, including the head of accounting. For a dyslexic with marginal math skills, this was a particularly poor fit. But it was this ineptitude that would allow Toffoli to forge the path to a career as an art director, working at Y&R as VP/ACD on the Dr. Pepper, Snapple Group business between the New York and San Francisco offices. He created integrated campaigns for all of their soda brands, while also working on the Chevron, NCAA and Maverick’s Surf Co accounts.
Toffoli will be tasked with raising the level of design and visual storytelling at DDB San Francisco. He is working across all brands, on new business, and will be helping to build a design team at the agency.
Frank started his career in advertising in Berlin, Germany. He went on to join Wieden+Kennedy in Amsterdam to work on the global Nike account. After returning to Berlin, he founded the first shop for VCCP outside the U.K. He continued to work for Nike, won BMW Motorrad global, Sky, Heineken, Converse, and many others--gaining recognition for his work at Cannes and the like. Frank led VCCP as executive creative director to over 75 employees before heading west to Los Angeles to work as a creative director for R/GA.
At DDB San Francisco, Oliver will work across a variety of clients with a special focus on global brands and new business. As a GCD, he will also be helping manage and shape the creative department as it continues to grow.