Alan Lawson has joined JayRay, a Seattle ad agency, as a copywriter.
Jim Bohn has joined the editorial staff at Pacific Ocean Post, Santa Monica.
Denis Gauthier has been named computer graphics supervisor at Planet Blue, a Hollywood-based visual effects company. Also at Planet Blue, Milt Alvarez has been appointed executive producer.
Helene Cote, formerly a senior art director at Anderson & Lembke, San Francisco, has been named executive creative director at Rapp Collins Worldwide/New York.
Mike Holicek has rejoined Laughlin/Constable, Milwaukee, as an associate creative director, after two years at GSD&M in Austin.
Eric Przystawski has been promoted to general manager/senior editor at The Creative Group, New York, a postproduction company.
Luis Moreno has been promoted to editor at Dennis Hayes & Associates, New York, a postproduction company.
William Sterling has been promoted to director of design at Group Four Design, Avon, Conn.
Lisa Holder has been hired as senior graphic designer at Babcock & Jenkins Direct, a Beaverton, Ore., direct marketing agency.
Larry Vine, formerly a group CD at Waring & LaRosa, has joined Saatchi & Saatchi/New York as a senior VP-creative director.
Scott W. Brennan has joined Chinnici & Associates, a New York direct marketing and design company, as a copywriter.
Sandy Coleman has joined the interactive direct response group at Arnold Advertising, McLean, Va., as VP-ACD.
Michael Oberman has been promoted from associate creative director to creative director at DDB Needham/Chicago.
Rebecca Flora has joined Paradigm Communications, Tampa, as senior copywriter/co-creative group head.
Robert Feist, a sound mixer formerly at Pacific Ocean Post, has opened an audio mixing studio called RavensWork at the Venice, Calif., facilities of music/sound design house Machine Head.
Leslie Young, of Leslie Young &*Associates, has been named West Coast rep for The DXTRs, a Hollywood-based production company.
Charlie Watson, a director, has signed with RSA/USA, Los Angeles.
Emily Soell, formerly chief creative officer at Rapp Collins Worldwide, has joined Draft Direct Worldwide, Chicago, as vice chairman/chief creative officer.
David Vawter, a creative director, and Don Fibich, an associate creative director, have joined Bozell/Detroit. Also at the agency, Don DeFilippo has been promoted to associate creative director.
Jerome Marucci and Niko Coutroulis, art directors, and Michael Herlehy, a copywriter, have joined Grant/Jacoby, Chicago.
Raeanne Hytone has been named a senior art director at Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago, and Rob White has joined the agency as a copywriter.
Rick Schafler, most recently at Walnut Park Productions, has opened Cloud Break Films & Artists Management in New York.
Peter Eggers, formerly at Post Perfect, has joined Broadway Video, New York, as senior editor.
Brian Murphy has been promoted to VP-creative director of design at Hill Holliday/Boston, and Todd Moxcey has been promoted to junior designer.
Scott Lynch has joined Cramer-Krasselt/Milwaukee as a copywriter/producer.
Larae Netten has been promoted to senior art director, and John Rabuse has been