SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DNA Seattle, an independent full-service agency with expertise in brand strategy, advertising, digital strategy and media, today announced the promotion of Pete Hughes from associate creative director to creative director and the hiring of Patrick Mullins as creative director.
Hughes and Mullins will share day-to-day responsibility for DNA’s creative work while managing and mentoring art directors, copywriters and graphic designers.
“We’ve worked with Pete and Patrick off and on over the years, and that’s given us a chance to get to know each other pretty well,” said Dan Gross, principal and executive creative director at DNA Seattle. “They have the smarts, the talent and the temperament to convert on really challenging assignments, and I’m confident they can help us grow and lead an outstanding department. I feel really lucky to have them both on board.”
Hughes has more than 17 years of experience as a copywriter and creative director at BBDO, FCB, Cole and Weber, and Publicis. His work has received recognition from the British D&AD, Clio, Cannes, Archive and Seattle Show. Since joining DNA Seattle last year, Hughes has been instrumental on several accounts, including Group Health, Trupanion and PowerA/MOGA.
Mullins brings nearly 20 years of award-winning advertising art direction and graphic design experience to DNA, including stints at top creative focused advertising agencies in Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Portland. Prior to joining DNA, Mullins was lead creative director on the national T-Mobile account at Publicis in Seattle. He also created award-winning campaigns for HP, Isuzu and other brands while at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.
About DNA Seattle
Founded in 1998, DNA is a full-service marketing communications agency based in Seattle, Washington. The agency provides services in brand strategy, advertising, interactive and design. As one of the fastest growing agencies on the West Coast, DNA has a talent and passion for transforming brands—and helping their client partners win unreasoning loyalty from their customers and prospects in the process. Some of DNA’s clients include: Group Health Cooperative, PEMCO Insurance, BECU, The Avon Foundation, F5, Executive Travel Magazine, GlobalScholar, Trupanion, MOGA and University of Washington. Visit DNA on the Web at www.dnaseattle.com, on Twitter at @dnaseattle and on Facebook.