Weber Shandwick Elevates Its Creative Department  with New Line-Up 

Weber Shandwick, the earned-first global communications agency, today announced the promotion of Klein Borrill as UK Head of Design. This appointment reaffirms Weber Shandwick’s commitment to strengthening its creative capabilities and coincides with the promotion of team members within its creative department, along with the addition of two new hires.


With over 15 years of industry experience working across award-winning digital campaigns, Borrill has produced work for several global brands and broadcasters – and values the importance of producing work that stretches and resonates across different touchpoints and platforms.


With a background in photography and graphic design, Borrill champions the craft of combining art direction, branding and different disciplines of design to ensure clients connect with their audience. His primary role is to lead on visual direction, provide design solutions and drive quality across all campaigns.


Based in London, he will oversee a team of designers, illustrators and idea creators across multiple UK offices.


“I feel very privileged to be the new UK Head of Design in a company where I’ve not only grown professionally but also continued to develop my craft along the way. It’s testament to the supportive environment and value placed on innovation and collaboration that makes Weber Shandwick such a fun and unique place to work. I’m passionate about delivering impactful and engaging work for diverse audiences and brands, and I look forward to continuing to elevate our creative product,” said Borrill.


To coincide with Borrill’s new role, Weber Shandwick has announced several new creative roles for the UK business:


Jack Duffield and Chris Marsden have been promoted to Associate Creative Directors. Working alongside Borrill, Duffield and Marsden have over ten years combined experience in integrated advertising. Since joining Weber Shandwick in 2022, they have crafted earned-first campaigns that spark conversation and deliver impact to clients. Their expertise ranges from producing films and inventing new products, to crafting attention-grabbing activations. They recently oversaw the creation of eBay UK’s ‘Swap ‘Em Out’ Sneaker Store pop-up for sneakerheads in Soho, London.


Charlie Powell has been promoted from Junior Creative to Conceptual Creative. Powell has worked for Weber Shandwick for 7 years, initially starting in the Consumer team before transitioning to the Creative department.

Carly Illston and Marley Muirhead join as a creative team. Carly Illston joins as Art Director and Marley Muirhead joins as Copywriter. They both previously held creative roles at Revolt, Jones Knowles Ritchie and TBWA, contributing to a wide range of campaigns. Illston and Muirhead will support the team in bringing innovative and imaginative ideas to life across Weber Shandwick’s broad range of clients.


The team reports to Amy Garrett, UK President Weber Shandwick, who said: “With our collective skills, we empower our clients to bring their brand and story to life, aligning with their business goals.

Klein, Chris, Jack and Charlie’s new roles, along with the brilliant addition of Carly and Marley, expand the team and provide us with a great platform for future growth. This allows us to continue developing the overall creative proposition of the agency, which lies at the very core of our business.”


This announcement follows the recent appointment of Yan Elliott to the role of Chief Creative Officer to bolster the agency’s overall creative vision and execution.