• Thursday, Jul. 7, 2022
People on the Move
BSSP adds creative talent, including art directors Hentzen, Byers
Claire Hentzen (l) and Lauren Byers
  • SAN FRANCISCO
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Agency Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners (BSSP) has added several creatives to its team who will work across key accounts for BSSP, including ESPN, Blue Shield of California, Amazon, Rao’s and Noosa. The creatives will report to Sinan Dagli, BSSP’s executive creative director. 

The new hires are:

  • Art directors Claire Hentzen and Lauren Byers. Hentzen previously spent two years as an art director at Denver Ad School and has worked with brands like Veja and IKEA. Byers previously served in the same role at TBWA\Chiat\Day working on the agency’s Nissan and Ad Council for Veterans Affairs accounts. 
  • Cedric Thurman and Justin Cannon will be joining the team remotely, working from New York, as an art director and sr. copywriter, respectively. Thurman previously served as an art director at 160over90 on the Reebok and Lowe’s teams. Cannon comes to BSSP from Johannes Leonardo, where he served as a copywriter for two years working with Volkswagen.
  • Copywriters Wes Rhodes and Endia Turney. Rhodes was previously a copywriter at TBWA\Chiat\Day and has worked with brands like Public Storage, Audible, and Nissan; she was a part of the team behind Nissan’s lauded 2022 Super Bowl commercial, “Thrill Driver.” And prior to BSSP, Turney spent several years working as a freelancer on scripts for companies like Peacock and Paramount+, before attending Denver Ad School. 
  • Brendan Nicholes, a recent graduate of Brigham Young University where he received a B.A. in Advertising, joins the agency as a jr. copywriter. 

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