September 23, 2013 13:00 ET

ARGONAUT Adds New Creative Director

David Kim Joins From Deutsch, Venables Bell & Partners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - San Francisco-based ad agency ARGONAUT announced today the appointment of Creative Director David Kim, who brings over a decade of creative agency experience with Deutsch, Venables Bell & Partners and TBWA\Chiat\Day among other renowned firms.

"We're excited to have David on board," said Hunter Hindman, co-founder and chief creative officer. "His passion for creating memorable campaigns across digital and traditional media speaks through his work and the projects he has led for some of the best loved brands in the world."

"I feel like kindred spirits with the team at ARGONAUT. Everyone I've met is talented but without ego, and being collaborative is key to landing the best ideas when so many different disciplines are coming together," said Kim. "We all want to make stuff, and it's an incredible time to work in a creative industry where the tools at our disposal range from developing apps to shooting beautiful content. Also, I love the energy and optimism of San Francisco. If you're interested in helping shape the future, there's no other city like it."

Kim most recently worked with Deutsch LA where he spearheaded SmileDrive, a social driving app by Volkswagen and Google that was announced at SXSW 2013 and launched in July. Prior to Deutsch, Kim was at Venables Bell & Partners, where he developed HBO's first iPhone app, earned One Show awards for his work on Slim Jim and Nestea, and launched Google's Fiber service in Kansas City. He also created Intel's "The Chase," which was awarded at Cannes Lions Festival and recognized by TED as one of the top 10 Ads Worth Spreading.

Kim started his career with Interscope Records, where he directed and choreographed former music band No Doubt's last live performance at the Billboard Music Awards in 2003. His significant work in advertising soared after moving to TBWA/Chiat/Day where he laid the groundwork for the beginning of Chiat's interactive creative production unit. Following this success, Kim launched T-Mobile's first ever entirely digital campaign for Sidekick 3 while at Publicis.

ARGONAUT is an advertising agency based in San Francisco, California, founded in March 2013 by industry veteran Jordan Warren and creative team Hunter Hindman and Rick Condos, along with Max Heilbron as head of strategy, Robbie Whiting as head of creative technology and production, and Conal O'Doherty as head of growth.