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Salt Lake City creative agency Struck enlisted several new staffers, including Jennifer Gyllenskog as director of strategy, Ryan Baltz as interactive producer, Rich Black as senior copywriter, Cacia Harris as account executive and Brandon Knowlden as art director. Additionally, Kyle Snarr was named director of new business for the creative shop. ... San Francisco's Mekanism added former Radium senior producer Velvy Appleton to the position of head of production. While at Radium, Appleton oversaw more than 80 VFX shots for the feature film Sin City, as well as commercials for Disney, Volkswagen, Oracle, and Adidas. ... Celebrating its fifth anniversary, independent content production firm Driver added former JWT and Ogilvy EP Linda Rafoss as partner/managing director while also opening its new Los Angeles location. ... New York-based production company Curious Pictures restructured its sales departments. Independent East Coast rep Carolyn Hill will handle Detroit, with staff rep John Robertson taking over responsibilities for Chicago and all other Midwest regions except Minneapolis, which will be handled by Curious executive producer Mary Knox. ... New York VFX house Click 3X signed John Budion as senior VFX artist/supervisor. ... Blue Rock New York signed Joe K to its editorial roster. ... Chicago-based indie agency Cramer-Krasselt hired former Leo Burnett ECDs Noel Haan and G. Andrew Meyer as group creative directors. ... Live action production company Nola Pictures announced the recent addition of former Asylum VFX supervisor and inferno artist Robert Moggach to its directorial team. ... New York audio post house Sound Lounge appointed Denise Sante as senior sales rep and head of sales for the music and sound design division. Additionally, John Levy will become Sound Lounge's director of new business development
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