Brand New School has signed acclaimed British director Ahmet Ahmet, expanding its roster of talented visual artists.
Ahmet joins the Brand New School team as an established feature film, broadcast, and commercial director who has worked with some of the world’s largest brands, including Mercedes, BMW, Nike, Honda, and Apple. He draws from his background as an award-winning designer, taking a uniquely multimedia approach to storytelling.
“For years, Ahmet’s work has stood out to me – perfectly blending elegant design and live action,” said Brand New School’s Managing Partner, Devin Brook. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Ahmet to Brand New School, and look forward to collaborating with such a visionary creator.”
Ahmet began his career as a director for BBC before moving to Los Angeles where he worked as a creative director for Imaginary Forces. He then moved to Prologue before striking out on his own and evolving into a highly sought-after director. He is also the co-founder of Workhaus Studio, through which he has been commissioned to design illustrative and typographic-based projects for publishers and media companies like Penguin Books, Channel Four, and The British Arts Council.
Over his accomplished career, Ahmet has received awards from BAFTA, The Royal Television Society, Academy of Television Arts, Art Director’s Club, D&AD, AIGA and BDA.
Brand New School signs Ahmet amidst one of its most creatively successful years to date. Recently, the studio completed a visually bold commercial for Knob Creek, an interactive Boston Marathon installation for Poland Spring, and an animated Times Square digital takeover for Oreo.
About Brand New School:
Brand New School is an integrated creative company that believes in the power of design to tell stories and shape experiences. For over a decade we’ve been at the creative vanguard, telling stories, solving problems and shaping experiences for the world’s most influential brands. Our process prizes collaboration, research, experimentation, laughter, failure, and discovery. We’ve been practicing these principles from our studios in New York and Los Angeles since 2000. While we’re proud of our illustrious history, we’re far more interested in writing the next chapter.