BMF strengthens creative team with five new appointments; Tim Bishop, Jess Roberts, Justin Butler, Nadia Ahmad and Tom Johnson

Tom_Tim_Jesse_Justin_Nadia (1).jpgBMF has enhanced its creative offer with the appointment of Tim Bishop as associate creative director and the hire of two new teams: creative duo Jess Roberts (art director) and Justin Butler (copywriter), together with Nadia Ahmad (art director) and Tom Johnson (copywriter).

Bishop joins BMF with a 14 year career at leading agencies spanning Melbourne, Amsterdam and Sydney. He most recently spent three years at Clemenger BBDO Melbourne working across Carlton United Breweries, Bonds, Origin Energy, Dulux and NAB. He has achieved a number of global awards including three Silver Lions, Finalist Titanium, Silver and Bronze Euro Best, plus several AWARD, Clios and One Show wins.
Roberts and Butler met in AWARD School in 2013 and have been working together since. Roberts has a bachelor of visual communications (she does the pictures) and Butler has a bachelor of journalism (he does the words). Before joining BMF, they spent two years at OgilvyOne creating and executing campaigns for a number of businesses, including IBM, American Express, Coca Cola, Optus and KFC.

Ahmad joins from Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai where she worked on Nike. Throughout her career she's been in agencies such as DDB, Naked and Droga5. Outside of adland, she has created her own product, Handvas and also runs an Instagram account, Put A Rang On It. Ahmad's work has been recognised by The Huffington Post, Time, Business Insider, Vogue, Perez Hilton, BuzzFeed, Mashable, MTV, Daily Mail, Brown Cardigan, TrendHunter, Core77, Design Milk and Young Guns.

Johnson is teaming up with Ahmad. He started his career at Whybin/TBWA Auckland where he worked predominantly on ANZ and picked up a handful of awards (D&AD Nomination, D&AD In-Book, One Show Design Merit, Adstars Bronze) for a Minds for Minds (Non-profit autism research organisation) print campaign. More recently, Johnson worked at DDB Sydney on McDonald's, Volkswagen, Telstra and Carefree.

Says Cam Blackley, executive creative director, BMF: "We continue to strengthen our team and, having Tim onboard to add to the creative leadership, is massive. It has paid off already and he's also a terribly nice bloke. I'm also excited to have persuaded Nadia, who's fresh from W&K, to sit alongside the immensely talented Tim. We're developing new ways of working and having a team with different perspectives and creative specialties is critical, the arrival of Jess and Justin will help us continue to push to be best creative offering around. They have a bright future."

Says Bishop about his appointment: "BMF consistently does excellent work and we've got some exciting campaigns in the making. I'm looking forward to playing a part in future successes and working with Cam and Alex to ensure the creative output of the agency is of the highest standard possible."

BMF's creative team is growing in response to recent wins including Dulux, as well as extending the scope of work for James Squire, 5 Seeds and Weight Watchers.

(Pictured L-R: Tom Johnson, Tim Bishop, Jess Roberts, Justin Butler and Nadia Ahmad)


Matt Smith said:

Onya Timbo!!! Go massive! Welcome back to Sydney.

Selfy stick said:

Nice work TJ.

Jim Francis said:

Well done, Tom Johnson.

World's Most Creative Canadian said:

Oh yeah! Worked with Tom at a small design shop in Ontario. Killer ideas, and the boy can really whack a hockey puck! Showed me and my buddies a thing or two! and man can he chug a beer! Congratulations buddy.

Sohail said:

Nads is such a great addition!!

Congrats Legend!!

Sohail said:

Nads is such a great addition!!

Congrats Legend!!

A friend of TJ said:

He is my friend. And he is nice.

Tightey Whiteys said:

Yay for diversity!

Yay said:

Hope they last longer than the previous recruits...

D.I. said:

Nice one Nads!

good times.... said:

More grist for the mill....

KJ said:

Congratulations Tim!

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