LEVEL Studios Hires Dave McClain as Group Creative Director

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Dave McClain

Dave McClain, Group Creative Director at LEVEL, a Rosetta Company

In light of the very positive trajectory and growth in our creative organization, I’m excited to add a talent of Dave’s caliber to my leadership team.

LEVEL, a Rosetta company, today announced the hiring of Dave McClain as Group Creative Director out of the agency’s Los Angeles, California studio. While McClain’s primary focus will be driving LEVEL’s creative efforts in the Entertainment, Media and Gaming vertical, he will also be supporting client relationships with Linksys, VIZIO, VMware and Qualcomm to develop solutions that leverage the interplay of branded content, technology platforms and connected devices.

McClain is a seasoned creative leader and interactive director with more than 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining LEVEL, McClain was a Senior Creative Director with Blitz in Los Angeles where he guided the agency’s innovative strategic process and artistic vision for client accounts including Nike, FX Networks, Disney, IZZE and Adobe, among others. Prior to Blitz, McClain was with Razorfish as a Senior Creative Director overseeing work with leading brands including Intel, ESPN and Activision.

McClain also spent five years at the Designory in Los Angeles, most recently as Interactive Creative Director, and has held roles at Team One Advertising and Saatchi & Saatchi. McClain’s work has resulted in numerous industry honors including awards and recognition from W3, the ADDYs, The Webbys and Communication Arts.

“In light of the very positive trajectory and growth in our creative organization, I’m excited to add a talent of Dave’s caliber to my leadership team,” commented Alexander Mahernia, Chief Creative Officer. “Dave and I met for the first time over a year ago and hit if off instantly as we share many similar views regarding creative management, execution and vision.”

Mahernia continued, “Being in the business of innovation, client satisfaction and talent acquisition, Dave’s addition will not only attract a new breed of creatives, but it will also support our creative training and growth programs across the agency.”

McClain holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from California State University, Long Beach.

Acquired by Rosetta in 2010, LEVEL is now part of the nation’s largest independent digital agency with more than 1,000 employees and 10 offices in North America. Combined, Rosetta is among the top five digital advertising agencies in the U.S. and was named the #1 Agency to Watch in 2011 by Advertising Age.

About LEVEL Studios
LEVEL delivers integrated marketing and product development for global brands. Through the interplay of branded content, technology platforms and connected devices, we design a total user experience that amplifies the relationship between brand and consumer. Our methodology is proven; our behavior is adaptive.

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