Nikolaos Lerakis and his team join Havas Montréal
MONTREAL, August 8, 2017— Havas Montréal has welcomed Nikolaos Lerakis as Vice-President, Design. Previously, Lerakis was the director of Studio Beau, a highly reputable artistic and graphic design studio founded in 2010. The design team at Studio Beau has joined the Havas offices in downtown Montreal. They will develop a new range of design and branding services, to be unveiled in Fall 2017.
“Welcoming Nikolaos and his team is part of our commitment to enhancing the agency’s roster with the best talents from all disciplines. New branding and design services will help our clients build stronger brands and deliver a memorable client experience, both in the digital and the physical realms. We will be very busy this Fall,” explains Jan-Nicolas Vanderveken, President and CEO of Havas Montréal.
“For me, joining Havas was a natural evolution,” adds Nikolaos Lerakis. “I want to be surrounded by experts from all communications disciplines in order to support our clients through their growth. This move also expands our playing field, enabling us to work with new and exciting brands.”
Following studies in graphic design at UQAM, Nikolaos Lerakis co-founded Studio Beau, where he regularly managed multidisciplinary teams. Since it was founded, Studio Beau has developed more than 200 projects. The studio also won numerous awards, including Grafika and Lux honours, as well as prizes at the Adobe Design Awards, the Berlin Fashion Film Festival and the Gémeaux Awards.
The Havas Group is active in more than 100 countries. Havas Montréal comprises 80 communications specialists offering creative, design, strategy and production services, as well as media expertise to a wide range of local and international clients, including, Air France, National Bank, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Couche-Tard, Fromageries Bel, Ivanhoé Cambridge, LasikMD, Richter and St-Hubert Retail.
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