Creative agency Carmichael Lynch has hired Milton Un as design director. Un will oversee design and various creative projects for the agency.
“I’m so happy to have Milton join our team. He has a strong point of view, he’s a natural leader, he has incredible experience and he’s a damn nice person,” said Carmichael Lynch CCO Marty Senn. “Carmichael Lynch has experienced incredible growth recently, and Milton will continue to push and evolve our design and creative innovations and opportunities.”
Un joins Carmichael Lynch from Fallon, where he served as design lead. Before Fallon, he was design director at Target Corporation. Prior to that, he served roles at Minneapolis-based agencies mono and Olson. Truly a creative jack-of-all-trades, Un’s extensive background spans design, art direction and illustration, and he has a storied history working with top brands such as Nike, Apple, ESPN, Adidas, Pentagram and Red Bull, among others.
Un holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Un’s hire follows a number of high-profile executive changes at Carmichael Lynch. In March, the agency appointed Marcus Fischer as CEO, and recently promoted Julie Batliner, president of PR firm Carmichael Lynch Relate, to president.
Carmichael Lynch is coming off its fourth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth, with more than 16% growth in 2016 alone. Simultaneously, the agency’s headcount has grown by 43% while maintaining a culture that has resulted in enviable employee retention numbers, illustrated by the agency’s 2016 turnover rate of less than 10%. Un is one 37 hires so far in 2017.
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