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Richard Truss joins Jacob Tyler as Executive Creative Director

San Diego, CA – May 14, 2018

[San Diego, CA] – Jacob Tyler is proud to announce the addition of Richard Truss as Executive Creative Director. Richard brings over 25 years of experience to the team. Hailing from Las Vegas, Richard cut his teeth in the hospitality hotbed of the world. Working for several agencies, including his award winning Fat Elvis Advertising, his unique attitude and design sense propelled some of the world’s most respected brands, including Disney, Sands Inc (The Venetian, The Palazzo), Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotels, SLS/SBE, Trader Vic’s International and many others.

Richard will be responsible for the creative output for Jacob Tyler and its clients, will oversee the creative team as well as working to support the sales and new business efforts of the agency.

“Richard and I worked together over 20 years ago at Echolink Interactive, a large creative marketing agency based in San Diego. He’s the best I’ve ever worked with and I am thrilled to have him back with us.” says Les Kollegian, CEO of Jacob Tyler. “Adding an ECD like Richard positions our agency for growth and assures our clients the very best product possible.”

About Richard Truss

Born in Los Angeles, Richard started his design career in Orange County. Spent the early part of his career at in-house art departments and small boutiques, Richard eventually made the move to San Diego where his career blossomed. Studio 318 and a teaching gig at Platt College of Design preceded a position as Art Director at Echolink Interactive. He kicked around San Diego for a while working for brands like Disney, AOL, Encad and Intel, until making the move to Las Vegas in 2001. There he quickly established himself the fresh Art Director in town — bringing attitude to the Casino market. He worked as an Art Director at Asylum Advertising before joining the team at V2 Creative as Creative Director and had developed brands for Cherokee Casino, Cache Creek Casino, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, It’s a Grind Coffee, and others. In 2006 he opened the award-winning agency Fat Elvis Advertising, specializing in taking risks and, by doing so, attracted like-minded clients including Trader Vic’s International, Cosmopolitan Hotel, SLS Hotels, and Venetian Properties. Richard made the move back to San Diego to join the team at Jacob Tyler in 2018.

About Jacob Tyler

Founded in 2000, Jacob Tyler is an award winning Brand and Digital Agency with headquarters in San Diego California. Jacob Tyler focuses on helping companies grow through effective brand development and communication strategies that increase client revenue. Their list of national and global clients include Novartis, Princeton Identity, YMCA, Hensel Phelps

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