Melvin Hale Named GSD&M’s First Visual Design Director

~Hale to drive agency’s digital design practice~

AUSTIN, TXFebruary 3, 2015 — GSD&M announced today that it has hired Melvin Hale as its first visual design director. As VP/Visual Design Director, Hale will look to drive and elevate the agency’s digital design function; bringing his keen eye for intuitive, emotive design to help create impactful, iconic work for GSD&M’s roster of clients.

“Really getting to the root of and solving clients’ business problems demands a fully integrated approach,” said Jay Russell, EVP/chief creative officer at GSD&M. “Melvin comes to the agency with serious design chops honed across digital platforms and has a passion for emotional, innovative storytelling. He is a fantastic addition to both Austin and GSD&M.”

Hale comes to GSD&M from Mobiquity in Atlanta, where he served as creative director and worked with brands such as FedEx, HP and Chick-fil-A. Hale’s award-winning design career has also featured stints at Oracle, Razorfish, Ogilvy, Sapient Nitro and R/GA where he crafted designs for clients including HBO, Nike, Coca-Cola, Mastercard and Chanel.

About GSD&M 

GSD&M is an advertising agency headquartered in Austin and focused on ideas that make a difference. With a restless culture and purpose as a guiding force, GSD&M builds brands with an integrated creative and media approach. GSD&M is part of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE:OMC). For more information, go to

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