Young & Rubicam announced today the departure of Michael Patti, vice chairman and worldwide creative director effective Dec. 31. ... New Orleans-based brand studio Trumpet added copywriter Mark Taylor, formerly of Draft FCB Group and the Schadler Kramer Group, and senior brand strategist Chris Wojda, formerly of the Richards Group, DDB and Young & Laramore. ... New York's Manhattan Producer's Alliance appointed Matt Grippo as general director/CEO. ... Denver's Factory Design Lab announced Ross Maupin has been promoted from senior art director to associate creative director, Amy Kitt has gone from art director to senior art director, and Mike Scarano has been promoted from junior art director to art director. ... Stardust added Trevor Shepard as art director for the West Coast studio in Santa Monica. ... Boxer Films signed director Dan "Danny T" Trachtenberg. ... RIOT brought on award-winning colorist Bob Curreri.