Minneapolis agency Yamamoto hired four new staff within the past 30 days, filling the positions of Junior Designer, Senior Copywriter, Associate Creative Director and Office Manager. The additions come following the agency’s recent move to its new North Loop location, and continue a current trend of growth both in terms of staff and new business. Travis Haggerty fills the role of Junior Designer, Sara Weiler joins as Senior Copywriter, Paul Brink steps in as Associate Creative Director, while Shelby Wells is the agency’s new Office Manager.
Travis Haggerty joins Yamamoto in the role of Junior Designer after recently graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth. A former intern with the Glensheen Mansion and Citon Computer Corporation, he brings design and motion graphics talent to Yamamoto’s creative department.
Sara Weiler comes to Yamamoto by way of Weiden + Kennedy Portland, Modernista!, Atomic Playpen, and most recently Schermer, and joins the creative department as Senior Writer. She has written for major brands such as General Mills, Jack Link’s Cadillac and HUMMER and brings over a decade of writing experience to the agency.
Paul Brink joins Yamamoto’s creative leadership after spending time at Leo Burnett in Prague, IAG in New York, Weiden + Kennedy, Fallon, and most recently Campbell Mithun. His record of work includes Burger King, Betty Crocker, H&R Block, Mayo Clinic and DISH Network, and he brings both writing accolades and leadership experience to his new role at Yamamoto.
Shelby Wells fills the role of the agency’s Office Manager. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University with a degree in Organization Communication and Human Resource Management.
The four recent staff additions mark a continued period of growth for the agency in a year that has included significant new business wins and hires across all departments.
“It’s an exciting time here,” says Yamamoto CEO Kathy McCuskey. “We’re growing, and a lot of extremely talented, motivated individuals are joining our team. We expect them to bring big things to the agency, and to the clients they work with.”