Mike Bade, Curious Pictures, New York
Bade, 41, a longtime agency art director, joined Curious Pictures as a director/designer in June. Bade was formerly at Margeotes Fertitta & Weiss, where he worked on the retro-cool "The Thrill is the Chill" animated campaign for Cappio iced cappuccino in 1991. In 1994, he was a founding member of Amster Yard, McCann-Erickson's New York boutique. His frequently retro-styled, graphics-driven reel features hip, animated Martini & Rossi and Barnes and Noble.com spots, and the beginnings of a move to live action in the "Fly Nestea"