Ignasi Tudela heads to Arts & Letters
The Richmond-based agency has hired Polaroid's former Global Creative Director.
Richmond-based Arts & Letters Creative Co. has announced that Ignasi Tudela has joined the agency as Creative Director.
An award-winning creator, art director, designer and writer, with over 18 years global experience in both traditional and digital media, Tudela was most recently Global Creative Director at Polaroid in Amsterdam. In his new role with A&L, he will work on Google and soon-to-be-announced new business, and will report to Arts & Letters Founder and Executive Creative Director, Charles Hodges.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Ignasi to Richmond and to the Arts & Letters family,” said Hodges. “The level of craft in his work speaks for itself and his natural talent for leading teams and unlocking the potential of those around him will be a positive influence on both our business and our clients’ businesses. The conceptual rigour that he honed in his time at Wieden+Kennedy and the strategic ambassadorship that he developed while building Polaroid’s internal creative group will be a welcomed addition to the challenger mindset and collective entrepreneurial spirit that has come to define many leaders of Arts & Letters.”
Tudela’s creative career has spanned numerous global brands across multiple markets around the world, including Nike, Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts (EA), Heineken, Airbnb, Lego, Glenlivet, Tanqueray, Corona, BMW and BASF. His work has been recognised by Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, Eurobest, Clio's, and a host of other award shows.
As Global Creative Director at Polaroid, Tudela has been working to drive the brand’s growth and creative transformation from a legacy camera company to a born-again digital startup. Over the last two years, he has built and established the brand’s internal creative agency, while also spearheading all visual communications, from packaging design to trade and advertising. Prior to joining Polaroid, Tudela spent nearly 12 years at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam where he was Creative Director, focused on creating work that connects with audiences culturally and emotionally.
Originally from Barcelona Spain, Tudela began his career as a junior digital designer and art director at the digital shop HerraizSoto&Co. in Barcelona. He is always creating, be that at work or at home where he enjoys photography, painting, illustrating, and woodworking.
“I’m super excited to join Arts & Letters, and have a chance to continue evolving a culture of world-class creative excellence,” said Tudela. “It's young, fresh, and fiercely independent, with incredible momentum, all surrounded by an amazing community that elevates the best of each other. I’m looking forward to collaborating with all of the amazing teams, exciting clients and helping to write an amazing chapter of such a special place during such a unique time.”