Erik Herter and Andreina Carrillo
associate + senior designer, poulin + morris, new york ny
Poulin + Morris has promoted two to key creative positions: Erik Herter is now an Associate of the firm and Andreina Carrillo has been named a Senior Designer. Herter joined Poulin + Morris Inc. in 2007 as a staff designer and was promoted to Senior Designer in 2011. As an Associate, he is directing the development of environmental graphics, donor recognition and wayfinding sign programs, exhibition design, branding, digital media print media and publication design for, among others, ABC News, Dubai Waterfront Canal District, Free Library of Philadelphia, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, National Museum of African American History and Culture, New York University, NPR, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, Smithsonian Institution, and many more. He holds a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Carrillo is re- sponsible for project design, management, and coordination. She is working on projects for Barnard College, Fordham Law School, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Smithsonian Institution, and many more. Carrillo graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA.
Coach has named Stuart Vevers its new Executive Creative Director. Formerly of Mulberry, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, Vevers is most recently credited with bringing the Loewe leathergoods brand back to life by emphasizing its Spanish heritage. At Coach, he is responsible for all creative aspects of the Coach brand, from women and men's design to brand graphics and instore environments.
GLM has upped Melissa Gray to Director, Digital Marketing & Analytics. GLM operates tradeshows, consumer events and digital platforms. In the newly created role, Gray works as part of GLM’s eight-person Digital Products team, and in cooperation with various show teams, to develop a strategic vision for the launch and integration of new online resources, like the 365 suite, and raise awareness of digital marketing technologies across the company. She reports to Jason Brown, Chief Digital Officer. Gray most recently served as Group Marketing Director for such designer-oriented events as the National Stationery Show® and SURTEX®.
Davita Vance-Cooks cracked two ceilings at the Government Printing Office as the Senate unanimously confirmed her as the nation’s public printer, making her both the first female and the first African-American to lead the agency. Vance-Cooks, who has worked in the public sector for more than 30 years, has served as acting public printer since December 2011. During her tenure in that role, she led an effort to rebrand the GPO and keep it relevant in the digital era. “I look forward to working with everyone who shares a stake in our historic mission of keeping America informed as we continue transitioning our products and services to meet the needs of Congress, federal agencies and the public in this digital age,” said Vance-Cooks.
Kelly Porter is a new graphic designer at Hunter Safety Systems, an industry leader in treestand safety equipment. She is providing various web and print design services. Prior to joining HSS, Porter worked as a freelance graphic designer in the Huntsville AL area and has worked as a graphic designer for Motorhead Products, Xarisma and American Classics, all Alabama companies.
Debra Malinics is celebrating 35 years as head of the strategic communications firm that bears her name. Debra Malinics Advertising began as a design firm and expanded to a full-service agency in the 1980s. Recipient of over 300 awards, the company was selected as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women Owned Businesses, and has regularly been listed among the top advertising agencies, social media and media services agencies by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Malinics, herself, has won numerous professional awards and has been recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” and a “Woman of Accomplishment.”
Entertainment advertising agency The Ant Farm ‒ known for creating campaigns for properties such as Call of Duty, Transformers, The Bourne Identity, Men In Black, and Assassins Creed ‒ appoints Doug Brandt as CEO/Creative Director. With 15 years of experience, Brandt has been making award-winning theatrical advertising, collaborating with major studios and top filmmakers. Over the course of his career, he has worn many hats from creative directing motion graphics to running his own sound design and music company.
Monique Hanis has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) as Vice President of Marketing and Communications & COO to enhance SFI brand recognition through the promotion of its sustainable forestry and responsible sourcing programs. “As we work toward greater adoption and recognition of the SFI program, Monique’s extensive branding, strategic marketing and media relations experience brings valuable vision and leadership to our team, says SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow. Hanis was previously Director of Communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association, and she has held key roles at America’s Community Bankers, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and Independent Community Bankers Association.
Franke+Fiorella expands its interactive design capabilities with the hire of Charlie Ross as Design Director. He brings more than 14 years of award-winning print and interactive design expertise, including logo, brand, print collateral and publication design, and web/mobile touch and interface design. He has worked for 11Below, Carmichael Lynch and Duffy & Partners in the Twin Cities area.
Chaney Kimball has been promoted from interactive designer to senior digital director at Greteman Group. Kimball's degree in graphic design and deep web experience give him a unique perspective on interactive design and usability. His specialty: displaying information in the easiest, most user-friendly way, while developing designs that strengthen brands across multiple platforms. Kimball joined the Greteman Group in 2007.
thinkdm2 of Edgewater NJ adds PJ Molski to the design team. Molski is responsible for providing web and print design services on several platforms. Projects include websites/microsites/landing pages, banner ads, branding components, PowerPoints, and various printed pieces. Molski will also continue to research and develop new and current trends. He began his design career at The College of New Jersey, graduating in 2009 with a BA in Graphic Design. He worked at OwnerIQ in Boston and freelanced for thinkdm2 from February 2012 until he was hired full time.