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Scott Deems has opened Basement Light Design Team, a Coral Gables, Fla.-based graphic design company.

James Tait has joined New York ad agency Culver Moriarty Glavin as associate creative director.

Jessica Nagel has joined Mad River Post, Santa Monica, as publicist and marketing executive.

Margaret Nikoleit has been named a senior copywriter at Kobs Gregory Passavant, Chicago.

Richard Mahan, formerly at BBDO/New York, has joined Wells Rich Greene BDDP, New York, as exec VP-managing partner/creative.

Todd Burrows, a Los Angeles-based director, has joined Emerald Films, New York.

John Sweney has joined the Creative Alliance, Louisville, Ky., as a senior copywriter.

Alek Keshishian, a documentary, features and music video director, has signed for commercials representation with bi-coastal Atherton & Associates.

Marisa Farrell has joined Falcon Productions, Miami, as a sales representative.

John Young, director of new media at Greenberg Seronick & Partners, Boston, has been named a VP.

Edward Ball has been appointed executive creative director at Henderson Advertising, Greenville, S.C.

Joseph Prieboy has been named director of new media at Post Perfect, New York.

Sean Leenaerts, a copywriter, and Jennifer Ward, an art director, have joined Cramer-Krasselt/Chicago.

Jim White has been named exec VP-chief creative officer at Long Haymes Carr, Winston Salem, N.C.

Dylan Lee, formerly at Citron Haligman Bedecarre, San Francisco, has joined Pagano Schenck & Kay, Boston, as a copywriter.

Darr Hawthorne has been named West Coast rep for the commercials division of Klasky Csupo, a Los Angeles animation house.

Jennifer Watson has been named an associate creative director at Tatham Euro RSCG, Chicago.

Rob Issen has joined Tape House Computer Ink & Paint, New York, as general manager and executive producer, and Jeff Jenkins has joined Tape House's digital and computer services group as digital service engineer.

Alex Frisch and Glen Bennett, Flame artists, have joined Hollywood-based 525 Postproduction.

Robert Celecia, a director/cameraman and producer, has opened Robert Celecia Associates, a Laguna Beach-based production company.

Rick Wysocki has joined The Image Bank Film Division, New York, as VP-managing director.

Tom Hrabal, formerly at Ketchum/Pittsburgh, has joined Arnold Advertising, McClean, Va., as a VP-associate creative director. Jerry DiRusso, formerly at FCB/Philadelphia, has joined Elkman Advertising, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., as senior VP-creative director.

Sean Tracey, a director formerly with Crossroads Films, has joined Maysles Films, New York.

Al Ramirez has joined Media Force, a Cincinnati ad agency, as a copywriter.

Jack Crifasi, a senior art director, and Kevin Teevens, a senior writer, have been named partners at J. Walter Thompson/Detroit.

Jim Nealey, formerly at FCB/Philadelphia, has been named an associate creative director at Trahan, Burden & Charles, Baltimore.

Sherri Braun has been named print production manager at Clarity Coverdale Fury, Minneapolis.

Randy Sprenger has joined the print production department at Laughlin/Constable, Milwaukee, as production computer operator.

David McNamara, a director, has joined Emerald Films, New York.

David Mackie, a British director/designer formerly at London's Red Pepper Films, has joined the San Franciso Production Group. Also at SFPG, Ellen Ludwig, an art

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