Digital Kitchen has promoted Anthony Vitagliano to president and chief creative officer, a new position at the Chicago-based creative content and experience company. Vitagliano has been Digital Kitchen's director of experience design for 14 years and he is credited with designing experiences for brands and public spaces including such recent installations as the LAX International Terminal, The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and the brand launch of West Elm Hotels. Vitagliano joined the agency in 2003, after working as a designer at the Chicago design and interactive studio Coudal Partners.
Droga5 New York has hired three new creative directors: Donnell Johnson, Matty Smith and Shannon Washington. Johnson has worked at CP&B's Miami and Boulder offices, 180LA, Saatchi & Saatchi L.A., SpikeDDB and KBS+, on campaigns that include The New York Times' "The Truth Is Hard to Find," Cigna's "TV Doctors of America" and Toyota's "Swagger Wagon." Smith joins after six years at Barton F. Graf 9000, where he was half of the first creative team the agency hired. He has also had stints at Wieden & Kennedy New York and TBWA/Chiat/Day New York. Washington spent the last two years at INVNT/Time Inc. where she focused on live, integrated and digital lifestyle and beauty experiences. She has worked at a number of agencies including Grey, beauty@Gotham, MKTG and Mirrorball. The agency has also added six new associate creative directors: Rich Singer, Zack Menna, Alyssa Georg, Elena Knox, Ariella Gogol and Marie Delpy.
Max Pfennighaus, most recently executive creative director at VSA Partners, has joined New York-based global creative consultancy Lippincott as partner in its Design Practice. Prior to VSA, he led the 50-person brand creative department as the executive creative director at The New York Times. He has also worked at NPR, ISM, Digital Influence Group and Arnold Worldwide.
Santa Monica-based agency Enso has added Tynessa Jue to its creative team as senior art director. She joins from Argonaut, where she served as senior art director on projects including Fitbit's Super Bowl campaign. Previous clients also include MetLife Insurance, Honda America, La-Z-Boy Furniture, Intuit Quickbooks, and Levi's.
Indianapolis-based creative agency Young & Laramore has hired John Worthington as art director and Daniel Vuyovich as senior designer. Worthington was previously in graduate school at VCU Brandcenter. Vuyovich was a senior designer at SK&G working on Budweiser, Waste Management, Baha Mar and Borgata Hotel & Casino.
John Risser has joined agency MeringCarson's San Diego office as an associate creative director working on accounts including JetSuiteX and Visit California. Risser spent 14 years as a freelance writer and creative director with agencies and brands throughout Southern California. He began his career at a small Minneapolis agency before moving to San Diego, where he worked for Phillips Ramsey and Matthews/Mark before helping launch NYCA.