TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles has beefed up its Nissan creative team with the addition of Associate Creative Directors Dylan Schwartz, Garman Yip and Glenn Sanders. Schwartz has experience on a host of car brands, including Nissan, Infinity, Scion, Acura, Honda, and Harley-Davidson. He had previously worked at the L.A. office as senior art director in 2004, on clients like Infinity, Nissan, JBL and Playstation. Yip is a multidisciplinary art director with a strong background in digital design. He had worked as senior art director out of the agency's L.A. office and Media Arts Lab. His CV includes work for clients like Sony Playstation III, Volkswagen, Apple and HTC. He was also lead designer for Disney/Pixar's Wall-e.com, Sony's Playstation.com, and Real California Milk's Happy Cows website. Schwartz was previously the U.S. creative director at The Viral Factory, where he worked on brands like Google, Qualcomm and Fox TV Studios. Other client creds include Infinity, PlayStation and Whiskas.
David Gilman has joined R/GA as executive producer for the agency's retail offering. Gilman brings with him 10 years of experience in steering experiential marketing events, in-store experiences and large-scale retail productions. Gilman moves from tech and experience design company Creative Realities LLC, where he worked on projects for Samsung, Hot Topic and the National Retail Federation. He was also founder/partner at boutique production company Design & Production LLC, where he produced experiences for Henri Bendel, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, MAC and the City of New York.
Stink Digital has signed two new members to its London office. Josh Tenser joins in the newly created role of Head of Production. The ten-year developer/producer vet founded his own startup in 2001 and most recently held a senior post at Work Club, where he produced a range of work for clients like Coke Zero, Sony Ericsson, NOkia and McClaren. Prior to that he had a senior position at Iris Digital. Margaux Renadin comes on board from Hi-Res!, where she helped to concept and design the award-winning Thinking Space site for The Economist. Outside of design, Renadin is versed in Processing and motion graphics and filmmaking.
Funny or Die director Eric Appel has joined the roster at Furlined, for U.S. commercial representation. Appel honed his skills early on writing, directing and performing for the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He then went on to become the original head writer for Funny or Die and also worked on MTV's The Andy Milonakis Show, Crank Yankers, Human Giant and Comedy Central's Pretend Time with Nick Swardson. More recent work includes the MTV pilot of Death Valley and upcoming segments for Funny or Die Presents and episodes of Adult Swim's Eagle Heart.