Kelly Simmons, formerly creative director at Philadelphia agency Goose, has stepped down to start Philadelphia-based Bubble, a boutique specializing in advertising and film content.
Debbi Landon, formerly of Hank's Editorial, has joined Santa Monica's Hum Music & Sound Design as executive producer.
Editor John Anklow, formerly of Mad River Post, has joined New York edit house 3 Fingered Louie.
Marty Donohue has been promoted to executive creative director at Hill, Holliday/Boston. He formerly served as group creative director.
Florence Buchanan, formerly of J. Walter Thompson/New York, has joined Deutsch/New York as VP-group creative director.
Stephanie Crippen, formerly of TBWA/Chiat/Day/San Francisco, has joined Leo Burnett USA as associate creative director/copywriter.
Bob Nelson, former VP-head of broadcast production at Lowe, has joined D'Arcy/New York as executive VP-managing director of global services, a new position.
At Mullen Advertising in Wenham, Mass.: Michael Ancevic has been promoted to senior VP-group creative director; Libby Delana has been named senior VP-director of design; and Jeffrey Williamson has been promoted to VP-associate design director.
Bryan Sweeney, most recently an executive producer at Arnold Worldwide, has been named senior VP-director of broadcast at Hill, Holliday/Boston.
Director Jim Barton, formerly of Kaboom, has signed with San Francisco-based production house Picture Park.
German director Charley Stadler has signed with Santa Monica-based Plum Productions, for U.S. representation.
Designer/director Bill Aylward, formerly creative director/principal at New York design house Fred & Ethel, has signed with production company Open Frame, for U.S. representation.
Kevin Aratari, former VP-head of production at Autonomy, has joined Venice-based broadcast design firm Mocean as managing director.
Editor Alan Chimenti, formerly of defunct Bay Area edit house Western Images, has signed on with Radium in San Francisco.
Curtis Schmidt has been promoted from assistant editor to editor at Santa Monica's Crush Editorial
Effects artist Aylin Sweeney, formerly of CBS Network Television, and producer Kelley McDermott, formerly of Black Logic, have joined New York-based effects and design house Splash.
Kieran Walsh, formerly of Riot/Manhattan, has joined New York's Liquid Light as creative director.
Colorist Ben Perez, formerly of Riot/Manhattan, has joined New York's Post Production Playground as partner and senior colorist.