Global brand agency CBX appoints Anthony Simon as Group Director of its branded environments team. The retail and restaurant design industry veteran brings more than 20 years of experience to CBX. He reports to Joseph Bona, President, CBX Branded Environments. Simon joined CBX from TPG Architecture where he was Design Director, and his key accounts included Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Crocs, Adidas, Charming Charlie, HTC, RXR and The Empire State Building. Simon also has a rich background in project and studio management, creative direction at 212 Design Inc. and TSC Design Associates n New York City.
Wendy Hafen is the first member of Rule29’s newly opened office in Phoenix AZ. The successful Chicago-based agency officially expanded to Arizona this past spring. Hafen originally hails from Southern California but has been working in the Phoenix creative community for the past seven years. Justin Ahrens is principal and creative director of the agency.
SGK appoints Andrew Flynn as senior vice president, brand strategy. Flynn focuses on identifying and developing strategic solutions for clients to help drive brand performance by leveraging the services offered by Brandimage and Anthem, part of SGK’s brand development group, and Schawk, the company’s brand deployment business. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the post, spending 15 years at Prophet, a strategic management consultancy. Flynn received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA at Babson College.