... Former Energy BBDO senior producer Ashley Vinson and DDB producer Matt Abramson joined DDB, Chicago's production team, reporting to executive director of production, Diane Jackson. ... Hill, Holliday announced that Leandro Lens Minarelli has joined the agency's Boston office as art director, where he will work on clients including Chili's and Dunkin Donuts. ... New York production house Curious Pictures announced that the directing team of Saul & Elliot, which consisted of Disney-trained animators Saul Blinkoff and Elliot Bour, will be embarking on solo directorial careers. Curious will still represent Blinkoff. ... Alex Bickel joined Outside Editorial in New York as the company's first editor/colorist. ... Santa Monica--based Unit 5 Productions signed five noted spot directors on an exclusive basis, including Bill Timmer, Marcus Stokes, Suzanne Luna, Vincent Pagazza and John Shotwell.