Thierry Albert and Faustin Claverie – Image by Patrick Frilet/Hemis/Corbis.
These mustached film star lookalikes are Thierry Albert and Faustin Claverie. They have joined Wieden+Kennedy as Creative Directors, coming from VCCP London. The team met at Mother London in 2011, where – among other things – they wrote the Stella Artois ‘9 Step Pouring Ritual.’ Before that Albert worked at Publicis Paris and Montreal, BDDP&Fils, and 7 years in London at DDB. Claverie began his advertising career at the V agency, before working at DDB Paris and Publicis. As a team they also founded Surrender Monkeys, a collective of creatives, directors and designers, established to direct music promos and films for artists like the Pet Shop Boys or the Kooks. We wish you a warm welcome.