Vancouver studio Karacters’ Design Group, the integrated branding and design division of DDB Canada, has appointed Chris Dallin as director of branding and design. Prior to joining Karacters, Dallin led brand strategy at Red Rocket Creative Strategies.
“Chris is a seasoned pro with extensive experience in executing impressive brand design programs across a wide range of business sectors including telecom, tourism and retail,” says Lance Saunders, EVP managing director, DDB Canada, Vancouver. “Chris has been responsible for an impressive body of work and is highly respected in the industry. We are thrilled to have someone of Chris’ stature lead the Karacters team.”
With 20 years’ experience, Dallin brings his strategic planning expertise, creative thinking and branding insight to the agency. Working closely with Karacters’ creative director James Bateman, Dallin will help Karacters to further deepen its presence regionally, nationally and internationally as well as help develop creative brand solutions for clients, including brand identity, creative platforms, packaging and environmental design.
“Not only do I ascribe to DDB’s belief that creativity is the most powerful force in business, but I’ve been a long-time fan of Karacters’ world-class work,” says Dallin. “The opportunity to lead the team at Karacters was an opportunity that I could not pass up.”