Digital Arts Network Singapore creative director Oz Dean moves to We Are Social Sydney

Oz Dean

Oz Dean

Oz Dean, the creative director of Digital Arts Network in Singapore, is moving to We Are Social in Sydney.

The switch brings to an end more than three years in Singapore for Dean, who joined what was then known as Tequila as digital creative director in 2011.

It also marks a return to Australia for Dean, who has spent much of his career in Sydney working for agencies including Happy Soldiers, The Furnace, Pollen, Droga5, Deepend and Host.

He moved to Sydney from Manchester in the UK in 2000.

Awards to his name include a gold and bronze Cannes Lion, several Effies, an Asian Marketing Effectiveness awards and three Bronzes at the New York Festivals 2014.

Julian Ward, MD of We Are Social in Sydney, said in a press release: “We are dedicated to putting social thinking at the heart of marketing. Oz has a genuine and proven ability to do just that – fusing digital, social and technology in creative ways that capture the imagination and motivate behaviour. Ultimately, We Are Social is about delivering innovative work for clients that taps into social and cultural value points, so people choose to engage with it. They want to tell our clients’ stories. We are excited about Oz’s addition to the team and the impact he will have for our clients going forward.”

Dean has also found success as an artist. Working under the moniker ‘forcefeed:swede’ his work has been featured in a number of publications and he has exhibited projects in Tokyo, New York, London and Paris. He held his first solo exhibition in 2008 at MTV’s Sydney headquarters.


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