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Township & Company, a multi-disciplinary design, animation, and visual effects studio, has launched as a sister company to Axyz. Toronto-based Township is a joint venture between Axyz partner Andres Kirejew (pictured, right) and Iamstatic principals Ron Gervais and Dave Greene (pictured center and left, respectively). As well as working with commercial clients in advertising, broadcast and entertainment industries, Township is building a portfolio in the game production market and emerging advertising technologies.

Editor Erik Carlson has signed with Volt for exclusive representation, marking the launch of creative editorial at the VFX/Motion Design studio. Carlton has worked with Volt on freelance collaborations such as H&R Block work for Fallon, and the National Geographic's King Tut exhibition campaign and the Subaru Grand Opening campaign, both via Carmichael Lynch. He started his career with Fallon, and has also worked for Mad River Post as well as freelancing in LA, New York and Minneapolis.

Hans Schultheiss has rejoined Sehsucht Hamburg/Germany as creative director/illustrator after a stint at Parasol Island in Dusseldorf/Germany. He started his career as director in 2008 and co-directed films with Sehsucht founder Ole Peters for brands like Lamborghini, Volkswagen and Skoda, which were awarded at New York Festivals (Bronze TV/Cinema) and ADC Germany (Bronze TV/Cinema). Separately, Sehsucht Berlin has hired Jean-Julien Pous, a 27 year old French film maker and VFX artist, and the Sehsucht head office in Hamburg has added two international designers to its Art Department: Adrian Lawrence from New Zealand and Diana Chang from the U.S.

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