Railton appointed Four Colman Getty creative director

Railton appointed Four Colman Getty creative director

Four Colman Getty has promoted Matt Railton to the new position of creative director, and has also made two appointments to its Culture team.

Railton, currently account director, has been appointed to the new position of creative director.

He will continue to handle projects across publishing, visual and performing arts, including projects for HarperCollins Children’s Books and the University of Dundee, but his new role will also see him working across the Culture section of the business, building on Four Colman Getty’s creative and digital offer.

Railton will work closely with chief executive Dotti Irving, and practice director Truda Spruyt, who heads up the Culture practice, and associate director Jane Acton.

Four Colman Getty’s culture clients include the Man Booker Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Wales Millennium Centre and York Art Gallery, as well as English PEN, with whom the agency recently renewed its partnership partnership.

Railton recently oversaw the launch of HOME, Manchester’s new centre for international contemporary art.

This week account director Helen Barnes and account manager Sara Kietzmann also joined the Culture team at Four Colman Getty.

Barnes was previously at FMcM, where she worked on the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and the launch of Philip Pullman's The Good Man Jesus (Canongate) amongst others.

Visual arts specialist Kietzmann has previously been account manager at business consultancy Lady Geek and she is an ArtStack ambassador, who has represented the art lovers' social media network at the Venice Biennale and Art Basel.

Irving said: “It's fantastically invigorating to see our three Culture account directors all stepping up to take the company onto its next successful stage.

“It’s very much our policy to promote people from within and I'm confident that Matt's promotion will pay enormous dividends, both for the company and for our clients too.

“I'm delighted to be welcoming Helen and Sara to the Culture team too, both bringing terrific experience and enthusiasms to Four Colman Getty.”