Ward will be based in Singapore and his role will be to optimize the operation structure of BBH offices in Asia. Ward started off in BBH's production department in 1996 and since then has served various roles, including Head of Production and Head of U.K. operations.
R/GA London has appointed Nick Coronges as Executive Technical and Strategy Director. He will be responsible for leading the office's technical vision and execution and for building out the capabilities of the technology department. He moves from the New York office, where he arrived in 2005 and was a key member in Nike+ development team. London also promoted associate creative director Lucio Rufo to design director. He will lead the visual design department across all clients and oversee its growth.
Alex Hagon has joined the roster of Arcade Edit. Hagon was most recently at Final Cut New York. He will now be working bicoastally for Arcade, with plans to become lead editor at Arcade New York, set to open later this year. Hagon's credits include spots for Saab, Intel, Mastercard, Lincoln, Electrolux and others.
VFX shop Zoic has announced the launch of in-house editorial division Zoic Editorial, led by Zoic senior editor Dmitri Gueer. His credits include editorial on spots for Sea World, GameFly, Tropicana, Killzone2, broadcast work on CSI, American Idol, ESPN and music videos like Linkin Park's "Points of Authority.
Japanese husband and wife directing duo Masayoshi and Magico Nakamura have signed to Nexus for worldwide representation. Among the pair's credits are the film "Reflection Plus" and Sour's "Hibi No Neiro" video.
Editorial vets Adam Jenkins, formerly of Union Editorial, and Jeff Stevens, who hails from Final Cut, have launched Feed the Walrus, a new-model post production company that will be home to a collective of editors, producers, and digital specialists. The group will work collectively on projects and will serve as a talent pool for agencies that are keeping their post in house as well as existing post shops that hire freelancers regularly.
Attik has announced five new appointments and five promotions at its San Francisco office. Jacob Ford has been named creative director, digital; John Reid has been named creative director, advertising; Ryan Schwedhelm has been hired as copywriter; Melanie Magatelli becomes the agency's senior print producer and Patty Lum signs on as senior producer. The agency has also promoted Ron Lim to creative director, Paul Miller to associate creative director, Mike Brenner to senior coypwriter, Greg Coffin to senior art director and Gabe Nguyen to designer.
Sway studio has welcomed Jason Cohon as executive proudcer and Addie Hall as director of new business. Cohon was formerly a VFX producer at Asylum and Hall comes from Ascent Media.