Jake Siddall and Sokpart Pao have joined the YoungShand family as Creative Group Heads, adding creative firepower and fresh dad jokes to the team.
Pao says: “I’ve read somewhere that you’re supposed to surround yourself with clever people. And there’s a lot of clever and talented people here, passionate about doing brave, meaningful work.
“I also don’t mind the Friday balcony barbeques overlooking the Waitakere Ranges.”
Humbly bragging as the unofficially longest-running active, creative team in New Zealand of 12 years and counting, the duo brings a wealth of experience, award-winning flair and creative prowess with them.
Coming from a big agency-network background, Siddall and Pao have leapt in, boots ‘n’ all, to the new unexplored world of the indie agency lifestyle at YoungShand.
Anne Boothroyd, ECD, says: “We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of Jake and Sok to our tight-knit team.
“They have that sought-after creative combination of talent, diligence and a drive to craft work for our client partners that taps into the unreasonable power of a brilliant idea. They’re also just good humans.”
The pair, who joined the YoungShand team at the end of 2020, have been welcomed with open arms – and they’re already making a big impact.