- NEW YORK
Johannes Leonardo has brought Hope Nardini on board as creative director A multi-award winner with experience driving creative ideation across teams, Nardini joins the agency with a specific focus on the MassMutual account alongside creative director Kevin Watkins. Nardini will report directly to co-founders Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico at Johannes Leonardo’s headquarters in New York.
Nardini comes over to Johannes Leonardo from McCann New York where she was an associate creative director responsible for the Verizon account, among others. Nardini’s team created Verizon’s emotional standout “First Responders” Super Bowl spot in 2018. Over the course of her career Nardini has been at agencies Leo Burnett and BBDO in Chicago where she wrote for Cheez-It, Esurance, Raid and 5 Gum. Her work has been recognized by the Cannes Lions fest, Clios, One Show and the Effies competition.
Johannes Leonardo’s hire of Nardini comes at a time of significant growth for the agency and follows the appointment of Samira Ansari as the shop’s new group creative director from Grey New York.
“The industry knows Johannes Leonardo for its high caliber of creativity. They set the bar really high,” said Nardini. “I am excited to be part of their growing team and work alongside some of the best in the business.”