Mick Devito, 29 June 1947 – 5 June 2009

We were shocked and saddened to learn that Mick Devito died unexpectedly on Friday, aged 62, after suffering from a brain haemorrhage.

Mick was close to our hearts at notonthehighstreet.com. He was the much-loved father of Summerly, our operations director, and he took a warm interest in notonthehighstreet.com and its growth, helping us on occasion with the development of our brand. We were rather humbled when he met with us in the office, and there were smiles all round when he gave us praise, given how extremely accomplished he was in the advertising world. An award-winning art director, founding advertising agency BDDH in 1987 with partners Butterfield, Day and Hockney, he worked on famous campaigns including BMW, Qantas, Sharwood’s and Scotch video tape. Needless to say, Mick had a great reputation in the advertising industry and his opinion meant so much to us. Summerly is a great credit to her father and no doubt much of her own talent comes from him.

Mick leaves his wife Pat, daughters Summerly and Saskia, son Sam and grandsons Tam and Patrick. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time. Mick will be greatly missed.

  • i am so sorry to hear this news…. Summerly has always been so lovely to me as a seller – always there with advice and a great sense of humour.
    give her an extra hug from me x

  • Comment by Toby Messer

    Hi my name is Toby Messer and my wife Jenny met you at the Treehouse. As I looked through your site I happened upon Summerly and wondered if she was related to Mick. I started my career as a writer some twenty years ago at WCRS under his considerable guidance. I would just like to say that he was one of the nicest, most generous and quietly funny people I have ever met in the business. And I’m really sorry that he was taken so quickly, lovely man. I don’t know you Summerly, or your family, but my sympathies are with you. God Bless.

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