Simon Mowbray has joined international visual effects company Pixomondo as a creative director developing and executing concepts for commercial projects, based out of Los Angeles. Mowbray comes to Pixomondo from Ntropic where he served as creative director and VFX supervisor since 2009. Prior to joining Ntropic, Mowbray spent 13 years as the vice president and creative director of Radium, a boutique design and visual effects company he co-founded with current Pixomondo executive creative director Jonathan Keeton, eventually selling the company to Reel FX in 2007. At Ntropic, Mowbray worked on projects for clients including Haagen Dazs, Lowes, and Lincoln, as well as music videos for artists such as Rihanna.
Provocation Entertainment has signed South African filmmaker Daniel J. Harris to its roster. Harris directed cult film The Bible and Gun Club, and also produced Nick Broomfield's "Kurt and Courtney." Currently in pre-production on an untitled South African true crime noir drama, Harris lives in Cape Town but will be repped by Senior Manager Eli Perle in Los Angeles.
Draftfcb Orange County has hired the creative team of Jamin Duncan, art director, and John Witting, copywriter, to work on the agency's Taco Bell client. Duncan joins Draftfcb Orange County from RPA where he was an associate creative director working on the agency's Honda account. He has spent time working at agencies such as Deutsch, CP&B, TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles and Ogilvy in New York on brands including Sony PlayStation, Apple, McDonald's and Pepsi. Witting has worked with clients including Honda, Pepsi, Gatorade, Jack in the Box and Sony and joins after freelancing for agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Deutsch, Secret Weapon and RPA. He spent five years at TBWA/Chiat/Day in Los Angeles as a senior copywriter and three years at Deutsch in Los Angeles.
New York commercial editorial house Spot Welders has signed new East Coast reps Amy Jones and Michael Lobikis of Fred Jones. The company is also moving into a new facility in Spring Street, Soho on December 1st.