New York visual effects/design studio Suspect has hired Susanne Scharping, formerly a Flame artist at Bloomberg, as a visual effects artist.
Carey Crosby, formerly president/exec producer at Roaring Tiger Films, has joined Radium, San Francisco, as VP-head of production.
John Jay, who has headed Wieden + Kennedy/Tokyo since 1999, is returning to the Portland office as executive creative director.
John Matejczyk, who joined Fallon/Minneapolis last year as group creative director on the Citibank business, is returning to Goodby, Silverstein & Partners as an associate creative director.
In January, Johan Kramer is leaving KesselsKramer-the Amsterdam agency he co-founded in 1996-to focus exclusively on directing. Kramer is repped in the U.S. by Chelsea Pictures.
At Seattle agency Creature: Freelance creatives Lawrence Melilli and Matthew Mulvey have been hired on full-time; freelancer Tracy Guza has been named director of print production; Lara Papadakis, a graduate of the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, has joined the agency as a designer; and Jonathan Harris, a recent graduate of Washington State University has been hired as a creative coordinator.
Creative director Tim Stapleton has been promoted to chief creative officer at Atlanta agency Fletcher Martin Ewing.
Gary Herrmann, formerly of the Martin Agency, has joined Philadelphia agency SFGT as a senior copywriter.
Wayne Hanson, most recently of Lowe People in Stockholm, has joined San Franciso agency Attik as a creative director.
John Bellina, former executive creative director at Tequila/N.Y.-the interactive wing of TBWA/Chiat/Day-has joined Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco as a creative director and copywriter.
Barry Quinn, former design creative director at GJP; Jon Finkelstein, former creative director at Henderson Bas; and former director of customer relationship management for Kraft Foods North America Jill Nykoliation have joined Toronto agency Grip Limited as partners.
Josh Caplan, who has been freelancing under the JC Advertising moniker, has joined Boston agency McCarthy Mambro Bertino as an associate creative director.
Santa Monica-based production company Bob Industries has signed Blue Source-the directing team composed of Rob Leggatt and Leigh Marling, formerly with Blink USA-and Alan White, formerly of @radical.media.
Features editor Sylvie Landra-who has edited such films as The Professional and The Fifth Element-has signed with New York's Blue Rock Editing Co. for commercials representation.
Former Lowe/N.Y. creative Kohl Norville has signed with Z Group Films-which has offices Chicago and L.A-for representation as a commercials director.
Video director Darren Grant, formerly of Copper Media, has signed with [email protected] for videos and with X-Ray Productions, another Crossroads division, for commercials representation.
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, who has shot more than 20 music videos, has signed with Santa Monica production company The Joneses for representation as a commercials director.
Swiss director Michael Fueter has signed with Santa Monica production company Thomas Winter Cooke for U.S. commericals representation.