Enigma Newcastle appoints copywriter Callan McKean; promotes Dan Stephens to AD role

Screen Shot 2018-02-16 at 7.56.43 am.jpgCreative experience agency Enigma has added further weight to its Newcastle creative department in preparation for a busy 2018.

Writer Callan McKean (left) has joined the Newcastle office from Ogilvy Sydney, where he worked across some of its most iconic clients. His previous major role includes more than three years at The Monkeys working on accounts such as Blackmores, IKEA and Telstra. He was also one of only 50 students accepted into the Australia/New Zealand D&AD Young Bloods initiative in 2015. Up against a number of teams, their idea ended up winning the competition.
Says McKean: "When I heard Pete was heading up the creative department at Enigma, I knew good things were going to happen. Partnered with the fact that Newcastle is (objectively) the best place in the world, it was an easy decision to join the team."

Art director Dan Stephens (above right) has progressed steadily through the design studio at Enigma to the new role of art director. He brings to this role a wealth of design knowledge and a healthy perspective on ideas.

Says Stephens: "Taking on the new position was a no brainer, Newcastle is an exciting place to be right now and the creative opportunities are endless. I'm excited to step up and rip in."

Says Pete Ogden, ECD, Enigma: "The lure of Newcastle's many delights is obviously too much for some people, Callan too it seems. It's great to see our creative department grow and, in Dan, be able to recognize and promote talent from within. We are now fully crewed for whatever the year can throw at us."

Says Lisa Sutton Gardner, owner and CEO, Enigma: "These new additions now take our creative offering to three teams. It's an investment in our ability to develop ideas with grit for clients and why we get up every day."

16 Comments

Unbeleibowitz said:

Lucky fellas, sounds like an awesome gig. Oggy is the best.

Boganus said:

CALDAWWWG! Strewth mate, Newie's gonna be a real flamin beaut now, boooy!

Gartland said:

Bra, it's been a trip and the fact that you're leaving is leavin me trippin. See you on down the trail, homes.

Wolf said:

It's impossible for Newcastle to get any better except it just did.

YeahNewy said:

Isn't that the reasonably good looking hipster guy?

Mogul Run said:

God's Country just got gooder.

Well done Cal.

Saved by the bell said:

As I live and breathe... is that Screech!?

Huge Journey said:

This is the best thing to happen to Newy since the 97 Grand Final.

Like better than Lego good. https://youtu.be/gsi3BR7pvUo?t=1m8s

B Money said:

Not so long ago you were just a little grom with a dream.
High fives CD.

Joe said:

Agree. Better than Lego.

Paddy said:

Well in team. Well deserved Danny boy too.

Tony Dancer said:

Nice one Caldog. I’ll let you know when the southos are heading your way

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What what said:

What, what in the butt!

Congrats said:

Reminds me of the DDB mantra: Talented and Nice.
Well done Enigma and good luck guys, hope you smash it

Jac said:

So good to see you Cal.

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