Pum Lefebure, chief creative officer and co-founder of creative agency Design Army, is profiled in Women Working in the Arts. In the profile, Lefebure, shown above, states: ‘Growing up in Bangkok, I was always drawing and painting. I knew that someday I was going to be an artist. I came to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student. I didn’t speak the language so learning took me twice as long as my classmates. Yet, I made it a point to work harder than everyone else. But it wasn’t until I discovered creative director Tibor Kalman and his provocative United Colors of Benetton ad that I knew I wanted to be a graphic designer. In my first post-college design job in D.C., I started as an intern and quickly worked my way up to Senior Art Director—eventually managing a 50-plus creative team.
“That D.C. creative agency was where I met my (now) husband Jake. During our 6+ years in the design trenches, we learned so much with the .COM era taking us on a crazy journey of company mergers and acquisitions…before the “.BOMB” hit. That’s when we decided to go for our dreams, do things differently and launch Design Army.”
Kivvit adds Jalisa Washington-Price to its D.C. office. She joins Kivvit from iHeartMedia where she was Vice President of Political and Advocacy. Before iHeart, she served as deputy national political director and South Carolina state director for Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign. Prior to working on Harris’s campaign, Washington-Price worked in the office of diversity and as the chief of staff at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and as a regional political director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Fortune magazine named her to their 40 under 40 Leaders in Government and politics list.
FOVNDRY adds Cole Hogan as graphic designer. Hogan joins FOVNDRY from SocialDealer, where he managed a team of creative service professionals to create materials for social media advertising platforms, including motion graphics and animation. Prior to SocialDealer, Hogan supported automotive manufacturers at the regional and dealership levels, executing print, digital and video media at Team Velocity.
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