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Vice's chief creative officer Thomas Punch has left the company, marking the latest high-level departure from the floundering digital media brand.

Punch, who officially departed earlier this month, had been at Vice Media for nearly seven years, serving as chief creative officer since 2016. In the role, Punch was essentially the guardian of the company's graffiti-inspired aesthetic as it made its biggest push into the advertising world.

On Sunday, reached by phone, Punch said that he resigned from Vice, and was set to join creative agency Spring Studios this week, where he will serve as global president and chief creative officer. The move comes days after Walt Disney Co., revealed that it wrote off $160 million from its 10 percent stake in the company and amid reports that Vice is planning to shrink its workforce by 15 percent.

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