Ariel Childs started her career in the publishing industry, and in 1997, she joined Wallpaper*, ultimately becoming the magazine’s creative director. At Wallpaper*, Childs worked alongside Tyler Brûlé to pioneer a new approach to luxury advertising that blurred the lines between editorial and branded content.
Childs went on to work as a creative consultant for a number of luxury hospitality brands, and for the German lifestyle magazine, Allegra. In 2004, she joined the leading contemporary art and design auction house Phillips de Pury & Company, where she oversaw the company’s communications strategy, including media relations, advertising, branding and events.
In 2009, Childs rejoined Winkreative, and in 2011, she became the agency’s managing director.
A native of Belgium, Sabine Vandenbroucke studied business engineering and philosophy before completing her MBA at INSEAD. Vandenbroucke, who speaks four languages, launched a career in exciting, entrepreneurial environments, holding senior positions in strategy, operations and general management at a range of companies across Europe, including Schneider Electric, Sita Recycling and Marvic Textiles.
Vandenbroucke joined Winkreative in 2005 as CFO, and within a few years, she became a board member. Vandenbroucke is also in charge of acquisitions for the Winkorp Group, and she serves as COO of the company’s publishing arm, which she helped establish and grow around the launch of Monocle.
Vandenbroucke splits her time between Winkreative’s head office in Zürich and the creative hub in London.
In 2000, Steve Teruggi joined Wallpaper* as the magazine’s first online editor. At the same time, Teruggi collaborated with Winkreative, and in 2001, he joined the agency full-time. In the years since, he has played a unique, evolving role at Winkreative, translating clients’ business objectives into creative solutions and brand expressions.
Drawing on his unique background in editorial, digital and branding, Teruggi crafts sophisticated responses to clients’ briefs, managing the agency’s network of partners, including filmmakers, programmers and designers. He has helped develop engaging and innovative brand communication strategies for such clients as Swiss International Air Lines, Foster + Partners, Twinings, Porter Airlines, TOTO and Metrolinx.
Teruggi’s work has been recognised by D&AD, Creative Review, Design Week and BAFTA.
Prior to earning his MA from the Royal College of Art, Maurus Fraser, a dual citizen of Britain and Switzerland, completed a graphic design apprenticeship in the Zürich headquarters of Migros Genossenschafts-Bund. Fraser launched his career in New York, where he worked at Davide Nicosia’s prestigious design agency, NiCE. There, Fraser led the design operations for Elizabeth Arden and Valentino.
After returning to Europe, Fraser established the London outpost of the digital agency, I-D Media. In 2001, he joined Winkreative, leading the creative team and conceiving original solutions for a range of brands in sectors including aviation, technology, fashion, finance and publishing.
Fraser’s work has been recognised by D&AD, ADC Deutschland, Design Week and Creative Review. He has received two Clio Awards.
Corinna Drossel moved from her native Germany to the UK in 2000, studying at the London College of Communication before earning an MA at Central Saint Martins College. While at Central Saint Martins, Drossel was selected to work under the renowned designer, typographer and brand strategist Neville Brody at his Research Studios, where she collaborated on a number of commercial clients and publication projects.
Upon graduating in 2006, Drossel joined Winkreative. At the agency, Drossel has worked on a broad range of projects, from brand identity design and packaging to editorial publications and photo direction for clients including Francfranc, Wish Casa, Toto and Metrolinx.
In 2011, Drossel was named Winkreative’s design director.