Richard Farmer, formerly half of the directing team Happy, formed a new directing team called Gold with new partner Sinuhe Xavier and signed with Green Dot Films. ... Mother, New York hired Mark Aver as art director for both Dell and New Balance. ... New York-based agency Blue Room welcomed back art director Paul Waszak. ... Hollywood agency Trailer Park named Mike Leathers and Sarah Pierce as co-creative directors. ... Barcelona-based agency SCPF hired Danilo Lauria as a writer-producer-editor. ... Smoke & Mirrors, New York signed CG supervisor Michael Donovan to its roster. ... Culver City-based design firm The Famous Group added creative director Joel Lava to its team. ... Indianapolis-based marketing firm Miller Brooks promoted Barbie Wentworth to company president and hired Patrick Kelley as executive creative director. ... Chicago-based agency Whittmanhart appointed Chad Ciesil as president of Whittmanhart Interactive, Chip Weinstein as president of Whittmanhart Healthcare in Philadelphia and John Estafanous as chief technology officer. ... Bi-coastal content creation firm Crossroads signed director Stuart Rideout to its roster. ... Director Kenny signed with O Positive for spot representation.