BooneOakley co-founder and co-creative director John Boone has left the Charlotte, NC-based agency to start a new creative consultancy. His new venture, Guns & Kittens, will offer creative services to agencies and clients on a project basis. Its first assignment is a three-week project for Wieden + Kennedy. Boone co-founded BooneOakley with David Oakley in 2000, and will continue to work as a creative consultant for the agency. Prior to founding BooneOakley, he ran a creative satellite office of The Martin Agency in Charlotte and also served as an art director at TBWA/Chiat/Day and Team One.
Leon Wilson has joined Energy BBDO as SVP group creative director its Wrigley Account. Originally from New Zealand, Wilson most recently worked at Fallon Minneapolis since November 2009 as a group creative director. Previously, he was creative director at Publicis Mojo Melbourne overseeing work on TourismVictoria, Nestle, Nike, Coca-Cola, Cadbury, and HP among others. Prior to that, he spent five years in London at Mother. He started his career at Colenso BBDO in Auckland.
Post production houses Company 3, Beast and Method Studios, subsidiaries of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, have moved under one roof in Chicago's Tribune Tower (pictured). Melissa Thornley, Beast's executive producer, has been promoted to the role of managing director for the combined Chicago location. Angelo Valencia, the founder of Beast in Chicago, remains senior creative director while Method is relocating two West Coast staffers: executive producer Krystina Shales Wilson and creative director Gil Baron.