Senior editor/compositor Owen Tyler and senior graphics designer Mark McKenna have both been persuaded to move to the company where they will join their former managing director, Simon Kanjee, Evolution's new managing director, and senior editor Nick King. The recent exodus has seen nearly 40 years of TSI experience join Evolutions.
Kanjee said that the appointments are part of a new policy at the 25-suite post house of employing more in-house editors. 'I'm bringing in top creative talent because the business is now more about people, not kit, and having worked closely with Owen and Mark for such a long time, I'm delighted that they've decided to join us.'
TSI managing director Simon Peach responded: 'This kind of creative movement is healthy for the industry. For instance, we in turn have Dean Wyles joining us from Blue to work as a compositor and editor.'
Kanjee was at TSI for nine years, five of which as managing director. He left at the end of 2002 following disagreements over the running of the company. Senior editor King spent 14 years at TSI.
McKenna will head Evolutions' design team, which will now offer an extended graphic design service from storyboarding to delivery. Recent credits include Test the Nation , This Morning and Miss World and on-air promo projects for the BBC, Fox Kids and Nickelodeon. Kanjee said the appointment will spearhead a move into the short-form market.
Tyler's recent credits include TV documentary and promo work, such as Other People's Holidays, Child of our Time, Who Rules the Roost?, Missing You Already and Atlantic Edge , as well as on-air promos for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five.
Kanjee commented about the new hirings: 'The extra overheads don't matter as long as you have the right people - they'll always bring in the clients. Owners Dave [Tidey] and Mike [Jessey] have given me full support to do this and have said that they will continue to do so. There should hopefully be a couple more high-level appointments in the near future.'
The move is already close to paying dividends with several new clients believed to have approached the post house specifically because of the new signings.