New York brand design agency Vault49 has appointed Sam Wilkes as Associate Creative Director.

Wilkes is leaving behind her previous role at LOVE Creative in Manchester, UK, to cross the Atlantic for the opportunity. Her extensive experience in packaging design will help drive that part of Vault49’s business, which already includes clients such as Diageo.

Wilkes says: “I was inspired by Vault49’s passion and reputation for creativity across the globe. It’s so exciting to be part of an agency filled with such a depth of creative talent, many of whom are artists in their own right. It’s just one of the many strands in Vault49’s DNA that made them stand out.”

Jonathan Kenyon, Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder, Vault49, says: “We are truly delighted that Sam is joining our team. We are committed to recruiting the right person for our agency and our clients, sometimes even crossing the Atlantic to find them! Sam’s passion, creative drive and impressive client experience means she is the right choice for us. We are so excited about the next stage of growth at Vault49 and Sam being part of that.”

Wilkes’ previous role at LOVE Creative saw her deliver excellence in creative work, helping win a pitch for Häagen-dazs and turn it into the agency’s biggest account within three years. She previously worked for Design Bridge in Amsterdam and Saatchi & Saatchi in Bahrain.