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Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Award-winning art director Maria Lishman is leaving Colenso BBDO, and New Zealand, to join Canada’s most creative and famous agency Taxi.
Lishman spent seven years at Colenso, starting as a designer, moving up to be Head of Design and then switching to Art Director after nagging then Creative Director Rich Maddocks for briefs. In that time she picked up two Cannes Lions as well as numerous awards at The One Show, Clio, AWARD, Axis and Young Guns.
Says Managing Director Brent Smart: “While we are sad to see Maria leave, as she is a big talent with a big future, we are happy to see her go to a world class agency like Taxi. It is another example of Colenso being a breeding ground for top creatives before they go off and do big things at the world’s best agencies, like Leo Permutico, Guy Rooke and now Maria.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:18 PM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always been a pleasure working with the Maria and Anne team. Best wishes to Maria, I'm sure she'll slay Canada and North America - in the nicest possible way. Very jealous that she's going to the home of Rush too...

10:22 AM NZDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye bye Ave. Keep in touch.

9:43 PM NZDT


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