Strange Beast, the mixed media production company which is part
of the Passion Group of companies, is opening an office in New
York, its first in the US. Strange Beast NYC will be based at
Passion Pictures' existing New York studio. Founded in January
2008, the company looks for creative opportunities for its artists
and directors through collaboration with partners in advertising,
fashion, music and interactive. The company's roster includes
Peppermelon (whose work is pictured), Andy Martin, Jordan Bruner,
Lemuria, Sam Mason, Shy the Sun and United Fakes.
Digital agency Rokkan has appointed Bryan Le as creative director. Le, who joins from Huge, has developed and executed creative campaigns for brands including Comcast, Pepsi Co., Adidas, and Nintendo. He began his design career at 16, designing video gaming websites, and sold his first start-up at 18. He worked at F-I, Toth Brand Imaging, and as a junior designer at Rokkan back in 2008 before joining Huge.
Get Reehl has taken over representation of the Mid-West territory for Elias Arts, which specializes in music, sound design and licensing. Founder Jill Reehl along with Chris Brown and Kim Mohan will cover this territory, while Get Reehl will continue to also represent Elias Arts in the West.