Digital Design Leader Edward Stojakovic Joins FCB Chicago
Experience Design Guru to Enhance Agency’s Roster of UX Talent
Chicago, August 14, 2014 – In a move to enrich and accelerate its brand-building efforts for clients in the expanding horizon of digital opportunities, Edward Stojakovic has joined FCB Chicago to head the agency’s User Experience (UX) team. As vice president, director of user experience planning, Stojakovic will report to John Kenny, the agency’s EVP, strategic planning director, and be responsible for UX solutions for the agency’s roster of clients.
Well-known in Chicago and across the U. S. as an innovative planner, designer and deliverer of digital experiences, Stojakovic’s nearly 20-year career includes strong strategic and analytical interactive design experience across a wide variety of industries. He currently leads the Chicago chapter of the Interaction Design Association that supports more than 2,500 local experts in staying aware of industry trends.
“Ed possesses a unique blend of creative and technical abilities,” said Kenny. “He’s a true thought leader with a deep understanding of consumers and how consumers like to participate. He knows content, he knows e-commerce, and he has a success record on both the client and agency side that few can match.”
Most recently, Stojakovic led the Experience Design Team of Interaction Designers and Content Strategists at Leo Burnett Chicago, helping brand teams plan and deliver digital experiences for clients such as Allstate, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s and Whirlpool. Prior to that, Stojakovic served as user experience manager at Navteq and global online marketing manager and internet product manager for Aon. Earlier, he worked for the Lante Corporation, Radiowave.com, Motorola New Enterprises and AT&T Network Systems.
“The opportunity to work for FCB, with its emphasis on local as well as global marketing, is both exciting and energizing,” said Stojakovic. “I’m a long-time Chicagoan who’s always been aware of the Foote, Cone & Belding heritage here and I’m committed to helping the agency break new ground with both current and new clients and lead the digital world in our city.”
Stojakovic holds two U.S. Patents and earned a master’s degree in design from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
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