Minneapolis MN: Tom Moudry is the new executive creative director at Martin/Williams Advertising. He takes over from Tom Kelly, who had been with the agency for 14 years and is said to be taking time off to spend with his family. Moudry was previously vice president/executive creative director at Omnicom New York. He has also held creative posts at Hal Riney & Partners, DDB in Dallas, and Carmichael Lynch.
New York NY: Kerrie Powell has been named an associate partner at Pentagramís New York office. She joined the firm in 1997, and for her first two years worked with partner John Rushworth in the London office. In 1999, she relocated to New York, where she has been working as a senior designer on Michael Bierutís team. She has handled graphics programs for a broad range of clients,
including the One Central Park condominiums at AOL Time Warner Center; The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; Harvard Business School; the Yale Schools of Architecture, Medicine and Drama; and Mohawk Paper Mills. Powell has won many awards, and her work is represented in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
New York NY: Marquardt & Company, a division of Central Lewmar LP, appoints Jenny Ostroff as sales specifications specialist. Ostroff is working out of the
companyís Soho office on Spring Street in Manhattan, assisting designers and agencies in the selection and specification of fine papers for their print projects.
In addition to many familiar paper mills for which Marquardt distributes, she is also featuring a number of specialty mills that Central Lewmar represents exclusively. Ostroff is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BFA in studio art and design.
Chicago IL: McCarroll Marketing ups Katie Williams to associate creative director. She has worked on a range of heath and health-related accounts, such as Edward Hospital & Health Services, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Aksys, Ltd. Over the past year, Williams has also co-led McCarrollís pro bono initiative for the Institute of Women Today, a not-for-profit Chicago organization that provides shelter and skills for homeless women and their children. In appreciation, she was recently asked to join the groupís board of directors.
Baltimore MD: Vertis appoints Mac Stroup as national director of
creative services for ZOOM180,
a network of studios specializing in brand development and design implementation for retail advertising, packaging and corporate collateral. In this post, he will manage studios in Atlanta, Dallas and Irvine CA. Prior to joining Vertis, Stroup
was vice president and senior
creative director at Coyne Beahm in Greensboro NC. With 15
yearsí experience in creative studio management, he also served
as creative supervisor at Long Haymes Carr Lintas, as well
as other advertising agencies.
New York NY: Judy Vigiletti joins Enterprise IG as a senior creative director working on branding programs in both print and electronic media. Previously, she was a creative director at Siegel & Gale, where her primary focus was on the American Express brand. Vigiletti is a graduate of Cooper Union and the Basel School of Design, and has worked on projects for 3Com, Disney, Gilette, HP, Kodak and more.
Burlington VT: Color team
director. That is Kassie Millerís new title at Jager Di Paola Kemp Design. In this role, Miller directs the development of materials, colors, graphics applications and branding for footwear, apparel, hard goods and branded environments. She walks over to the design firm from Skechers, the footwear manufacturer, where she worked on color design and materials selection. Before that, she was at Nike, as a color designer with similar responsibilities. Miller began her career
as a production artist and graphic assistant at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago, and has a degree in art and design from the Windy Cityís Columbia College.
New York NY: Brett Traylor is a new associate partner of Pentagram in the firmís New York office. Traylor joined the renowned
organization as a senior designer on Michael Bierutís team. Prior to that, he was a senior corporate identity designer at the New York office of Landor Associates. On
the Bierut team, Traylor currently manages a broad range of projects for the likes of United Airlines;
the New York Jets football franchise; the Museum of Sex, New York;
and the proposed Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. He earned
a BFA in graphic design at Brigham Young University.
Seattle WA: Pat Hansen, who heads the full-service graphic design firm that bears her name, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Rotary Boys and Girls Club
in Seattleís Central District. Hansen and her team have long created marketing and collateral materials for the clubís
annual fundraising events and designed and produced the organizationís annual report.
Bad Homburg, Germany: Within the festive framework of a Linotype Lecture in Chicago, the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA) conferred the legendary Hermann Zapf with the SoTA Award for Typography for his lifeís work in typeface and book design. In the future, the prize will be given in the professorís honor to up-and-coming artists in typeface design and typography. At the event, Richard Kegler and John Downer of the Society presented the award, and Zapf gave a speech to 200 invited guests. Dynamic Graphics helped organize the event. Linotype Library is said to be planning additional lectures in diverse locations, each with a country-specific typographic theme.
Salt Lake City UT: Brook Harker has been added to the interactive department at boede&partners, a business-to-business ad agency with a strong technology specialty. Harker comes aboard as a multimedia designer. Before that, he worked as a motion graphics designer at ImageWise Productions, contributing mainly to the Bath & Body Works and Melaleuca accounts. He also spent a couple of years at the former Euro RSCG DSW Partners in Salt Lake City as a designer on the Intel and Iomega accounts. In his current post, Harker will focus on the Network Associates account.
Edward J. Marino
Hudson NH: Edward J. Marino, the president and ceo of Presstek, has been appointed to the advisory board of NYUís Steinhardt School of Educationís Center for Graphic Communications Management & Technology. The board includes members from companies such as Applied Graphics Technologies, Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Lucent Technologies, The New York Times, R.R. Donnelly & Sons and other industry leaders. Presstek is a leading developer of digital laser imaging and chemistry-free plate technologies for the printing and graphic arts industries.
Shane Hutton, Will Uronis
Boston MA: Modernista! ups both Shane Hutton and Will Uronis to creative director from associate creative director. Each joined the agency in 2000. Hutton came from Arnold Worldwide, where he was senior copywriter on the Volkswagen account. Uronis spent eight years at Arnold Communications, three of them as an art director on Volkswagen of North America. Modernista! is a marketing communications and branding agency creating both advertising and design for clients like Converse, Veryfine and General Motorís Hummer brand.
Portland ME: The VIA Group names Gerhard Koenderink associate creative director. Prior to joining the agency, Koenderink spent five years in the creative department of Stimulus, Miami FL. Before that, he spent four years with McCann-Erikson, also in Miami. VIA is a marketing and communications agency that services clients such as Analog Devices, American Skiing Company, Banknorth Group, BrownCo, Fluor Corporation, Raytheon Company and Scotts.
St. Louis MO: Falk Harrison Creative has boosted Amanda Mace to art director. She had been an assistant art director with the strategic design and communications firm. Mace came to the firm in 2001. She showed early promise, winning the Bill Armstrong Excellence in Design Award while still a student at her alma mater, Southwest Missouri State University. The promotion was announced by principal and creative director Stephen P. Harrison.
Fort Lauderdale FL: Starmark International, a full-service corporate branding and marketing communications agency, promotes Brandon Hawthorne to vice president, business-to-business markets. With more than a decade of specialized experience in marketing and advertising, Hawthorne is said to have been instrumental in growing Starmarkís business-to-business practice over the past year. Prior to joining Starmark, Hawthorne was co-owner of Hawthorne/House, a South Florida creative agency.
Reston VA: Bruce James, the U.S. Public Printer and head of the Government Printing Office (GPO), will be the luncheon keynote speaker at the upcoming Executive Outlook Conference sponsored by the Graphic Arts Show Company. The lunch is to be held on September 27th at McCormick Place South in Chicago, before the opening of Graph Expo and Converting Expo, to be held September 28th - October 1st. James will discuss with the conference audience his vision for the GPO and the impact of new and emerging technologies on the industry.
Somers NY: Bob Goldberg, a retired professor of management who served for over 50 years as president of Associated Industrial Designers, a renowned creative design company, has written a romantic novel about young people who create products and packaging for famous brands. End Run On Madison Avenue is published by Ivy House Publishing. A historical note: Back in 1947, Goldberg started his business at 79 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, the building that now houses Graphic Design usa.
Geoff Reichel, Allison Rupp, Randy Rider
Cincinnati OH: Libby Perszyk Kathman names three key graphics people. Geoff Reichel and Allison Rupp are new senior designers. Reichel was previously with Graphica, and he assumes design leadership for several household brands, including Swiffer, Zest and Mr. Clean. Rupp has been asked to provide design leadership on brand identity for the Pampers brand. Randy Rider, named senior production director, turns his attention to packaging and merchandising projects for Intuit.
Elkhart IN: Betsy Hartman comes aboard as a designer at Todd Allen Design. A six year advertising and marketing veteran, Hartman provides branding and collateral design for the agencyís accounts in the marine, financial, healthcare and industrial markets. She has a BA in visual communications from Purdue. Todd Allen Design was established in 1985.
Norwalk CT: Kodak Polychrome Graphics has appointed Rob Pipe as director, worldwide color proofing business. Previously a product manager in the area, Pipe now oversees KPGís portfolio of proofing systems, which includes Matchprint analog, Matchprint inkjet, the Kodak Approval and Matchprint digital halftone systems and the new Matchprint Virtual Proofing system. He has had extensive industry experience, including posts of increasing responsibility at 3M, Imation and KPG.
Paulo Lopez, Jose Cintron, Max Pfennighaus, Amy Weitzman
Boston MA: Arnold Worldwide adds several creatives to various accounts. Paulo Lopez has been hired as a mechanical artist on the Volkswagen account. He was previously with Envision Marketing and Design. Jose Cintron is a designer on the Celebrity and Truth accounts; he comes from Proverb Limited. Max Pfennighaus, who spent five years with the RDW Group in Providence RI, is now an interactive designer for the Royal Caribbean and Southern Comfort projects. Amy Weitzman rejoins Arnold Worldwide as a mechanical supervisor on the Cruising Power, Fesco and Citizenís Bank accounts. The agency, owned by Havas, is headquartered in Boston, with offices in New York, Washington DC and St. Louis.
Atlanta GA: The Arbyís Franchise Association, the marketing department of the Arbyís restaurant chain, serves up Richard Berry as senior art director. He brings nearly 15 years of experience to the post, having worked with Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Home Depot and Chic-Fil-A. He has also been design director for CARE, the worldwide relief and development organization. Berry, who holds a BFA in graphic design from Georgia State University and has taught there and at The Portfolio Center, sees his primary role as assisting in the visual direction of the Arbyís brand and identity.
Lansdowne PA: Hoff Communications adds Carol Valaitis as business development manager. Her diverse career includes a strong background in the printing trade media, having most recently been associate publisher at Graphic Arts Monthly, the commercial printer trade magazine, as well as of Graphic Design usa. Previously, Valaitis served at North American Publishing as a publisher and associate publisher for printing industry publications. She has also worked at Retail Advertising Company, a full-service advertising agency. Hoff Communications, headed by Jennifer Hoff, provides marketing and technology-based communications services for a wide range of clients.
Bruce Gilbert has joined Smart Papers as the central regional manager for the 18 central states. Gilbert reports to Paul Simpson, senior vice president of sales. Well known in the paper industry, Gilbert brings over 30 years of experience in the paper industry in field sales and senior sales management, most recently as director of sales for Neenah Paper. Smart manufactures and markets a range of well known branded premium writing and printing papers.