Movers at Modernista!, Pixel Farm and more

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Boston-based agency Modernista! has hired Geoff Lillemon as an interactive designer. Lillemon previously worked in animation and video game design at Banff New Media in Canada. … Minneapolis-based special effects house Pixel Farm has hired Rich Haesemeyer as an animator/compositor and Allison Swanson as the company's liaison to national agencies. Haesemeyer previously worked on design and animation projects at Hi-Wire, while Swanson was formerly a music producer for Brahmsted White Noise. … Sam Aslanian, vice president and executive producer for L.A.-based music video and commercial production company DNA, is leaving the company after 15 years of service. Former executive producer and director's rep for music videos Missy Galanida will become head of music videos/executive producer for DNA, and music video producer Caleb Dewart has been appointed executive producer of music video. … The VIA Group has promoted Meri Page to the position of designer and Ian Dunn to the position of senior writer, both at the agency's main office in Portland. … Award-winning comedy director Trevor Cornish has signed with Santa Monica-based production company TWC for exclusive U.S. commercials representation. Cornish is represented in Canada by Spy Films. … TAXI has announced the opening of its fourth North American office in Calgary, joining the agency's offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York. … New York-based production company Zero 2 Sixty has signed director Thor Raxlen for exclusive commercials representation. Raxlen spent the last three years as head editor/visual effects designer at Chelsea Digital. … New York-based design and production studio Freestyle Collective has added Ken Tanabe to its roster as a designer and animator. In addition to working with some of the top design and animation studios in the industry, Tanabe has also taught design at Parsons School of Design in New York.
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