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Conn Bertish to lead the ranks at Quirk Cape Town

Conn Bertish, famed Cape Town creative director, surfer and art provocateur will be joining Quirk Cape Town, in January 2013 as its new Executive Creative Director.
Currently a director of JWT Cape Town and member of the JWT global creative council, Conn boasts an impressive CV with a myriad of accolades, having won numerous Gold and Silver awards at all the major advertising festivals worldwide, including a Yellow Pencil at London's D&AD awards for creative direction. A graduate of The University of Cape Town and Red & Yellow School, Conn has lent his creative eye to the famous Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, sitting on the board as a panellist and judge. He is passionate about positive work that is fundamentally different from the norm; provokes a conversation and makes you want to spend more time engaging with it.

James Mckay, Managing Director of Quirk Cape Town, is elated at having Conn on board: "These are very exciting times for Quirk," says James. "To have an ad man of Conn's calibre join us is quite overwhelming, to say the least. He is a true artistic mind with immense experience, and with him at our creative helm, we move ever closer to embodying further our 'Brave, Curious Minds' mantra. Big things to come, watch this space."

Conn is a keynote speaker on creative thinking and a regular contributor to local and international design and art festivals. When not immersing himself in creative exploits, Conn finds his Zen surfing large chunks of the Atlantic with his family.