Product Ventures Appoints Industry Leader Marcus Hewitt As Chief Creative Officer

Jan 08, 2013, 14:09 ET from Product Ventures

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcus Hewitt, the former Dragon Rouge CCO is joining Product Ventures as Chief Creative Officer.  Product Ventures, a brand strategy and design consultancy specializing in product and packaging innovation, include the following CPG companies among their many clients: Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Merck.  This new senior position is part of CEO Peter Clarke's long-term strategic plan to bring onboard one of the most talented, well-respected and inspiring design professionals in the industry. Marcus will unify Product Ventures' industrial design and branding teams to solve client challenges by delivering holistic solutions for the world's best known brands.  "I'm genuinely excited to be part of a company that can honestly deliver on the seamless integration of 3D and 2D design," says Hewitt.

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Most recently Marcus Hewitt was the Chief Creative Officer of Dragon Rouge, one of the largest design consultancies with 9 global offices. He brings more than 25 years of experience in building and directing design teams for several of the world's leading agencies.  Prior to Dragon Rouge, Marcus was Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner of Sterling Brands. Born and raised in the U.K., Hewitt started his career at Pentagram in London and helped to establish the Michael Peters Group in London, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles. 

Peter Clarke, CEO of Product Ventures states, "Marcus is uniquely qualified to provide the creative leadership to the design teams and to collaborate with Product Ventures' interdisciplinary team of experts across consumer research, engineering and prototyping. His passion for design, creative vision and hands-on talent will enable us to address all aspects of challenge by providing cohesive brand communication. Often referred to as a 'designer's designer', I have always found Marcus to be extremely likeable, a seasoned 'problem-solver', and a true visionary.  I know our clients will join me in applauding his arrival to Product Ventures. We all look forward to seeing the innovative designs that will be produced under his direction and to hearing his charming British accent."

About Product Ventures
Product Ventures is a brand strategy and design consultancy specializing in product and packaging innovation.  CEO Peter Clarke, called "the packaging design guru" by Brandweek Magazine, founded the research, design and development agency in 1994 to help shape products and packaging to enhance consumers' lives.  The company has received enormous recognition for working with a veritable who's who of leading consumer packaged goods companies and their best known brands including Heinz, Folger's and Febreze, among many others.  Peter Clarke is the recipient of the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from his alma mater, a regular contributor on Fox Business News, an expert design blogger for Fast Company and most recently was featured in the New York Times, "From Drumrolls to Designs".

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