Production and design studio The Department of the 4th Dimension (The D4D) has added actor/director Eric Stoltz to its roster. Stoltz has directed episodes of shows including Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Nip/Tuck and Boston Legal, and received an Emmy nomination for his directorial debut, the Showtime film My Horrible Year.
Profero New York has hired Damian Claassens as head of creative. Claassens joins from Publicis Modem, New York, where headed up creative on the agency's LG Global account; prior to that, he was group creative director at AKQA New York. There, from 2005 to 2010, he oversaw creative for such clients including Coca-Cola, Nike, Google, DoubleClick and Smirnoff. Australian-born Claassens has worked in Australia, London, Copenhagen and the U.S., for agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett, Blueberry and Framfab.
Fjord, the digital design consultancy, has hired Publicis Modem EVP and managing director Hyo Young Yeon to serve as president for its US offices. Hyo will be based in New York with frequent travel to Fjord's newly opened San Francisco offices. Hyo, who worked as an independent consultant before assuming her role at Publicis in February of this year and previously worked at Schematic, Inc.; Razorfish; Andersen Consulting; and FCBi, among others, will report to group COO Andrew Falcon in the newly-created role.
Hollywood post studio Cinelicious has hired VFX supervisor and lead flame artist Ben Looram and is launching Cinelicious Take Out, a new model of 'pop-up' style visual effects and color creative delivered to any location. The Cinelicious Take Out concept was beta tested by Looram setting up pop-up post at production companies, agencies and editorial houses including Bully Pictures on Casio for The Richards Group and Cosmo Street on Activision for 72 & Sunny. Looram, who has worked as visual effects artist at Sea Level and A52, counts Toyota's Swagger Wagon among his credits.
Denver-based agency Karsh Hagan has promoted Matt Ingwalson and Sean Topping to creative directors. The pair have been with the agency for four years, working on accounts including Colorado Tourism Office, VISIT DENVER, TD Ameritrade Institutional, and American Crew.