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Katie Ainsworth Joins Cossette as Executive Creative Director

Pierre Chan and Scott Schneider promoted to creative directors

Katie Ainsworth Joins Cossette as Executive Creative Director

Cossette strengthens its creative team in Vancouver by welcoming Katie Ainsworth as the new executive creative director and by promoting Pierre Chan and Scott Schneider to creative directors.

“I’m excited to be working with Katie again and to have her join us as Executive Creative Director,” said Nadine Cole, Senior Vice-President and General Manager at Cossette. “Her unique vision and ability to connect with clients and consumers alike will be true assets during this strong growth period for Cossette.”

Having started her career at Cossette as a junior writer, Katie Ainsworth has since worked with some of the most reputable agencies and brands in the business, making a name for herself as a strategic-minded creative leader. Katie joins the agency with an impressive portfolio of work, including national campaigns for World Vision, OK Tire, Future Shop and Sobeys as well as acclaimed smaller campaigns for Vancouver International Film Festival, Alberta’s Libraries, Coast Capital Savings and BC Used Oil.

“I was drawn back to Cossette due to the remarkable calibre of creative work being done across Canada, as well as the company’s culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation,” noted Katie.  

Her arrival comes just in time as the Vancouver agency has recently picked up a number of new accounts including Williams Sonoma, Red Racer, Flight Centre, BrokerLink and Kabam. Rounding out the creative leadership is Lisa Nakamura, creative director of design, and new creative directors Pierre Chan and Scott Schneider.

“One of our main goals is to provide an environment where a diverse range of talent can thrive and grow. Pierre and Scott are an amazing example of this, having both been promoted to creative directors recently. They have dreamed up world-class campaigns and will continue to produce award-winning work for years to come as our newest creative directors,” Nadine added.