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Jellyman named New CCO and Mykolyn takes on new role; Ulvegarde and Lindstrom join Forsman & BodenforsPublished: Nov 01, 2012
Canadian agency Taxi has a new global chief creative officer: Frazer Jellyman. Jellyman (left) has previously worked as an ECD at David & Goliath in London, and also worked at BMP DDB for 10 years, under ECDs John Webster and Tony Cox. Meanwhile, current creative lead Steve Mykolyn has a new role at the agency, as chief brand officer, responsible for the TAXI brand globally. Lance Martin, ECD at Taxi spin-off Taxi 2, is leaving the agency for a startup which is yet to be announced. He spent 12 years at the two shops combined.
Ulvegarde joins fellow former Swedish expat Niklas Lindstrom, previously the Head of Interactive Production at BBDO New York, who returned to Sweden to assume an equivalent post at Forsman.
Passion Pictures has added directors tokyoplastic to their roster. Tokyoplastic, formed in 2003 by Sam Lanyon Jones and Andrew Cope, have worked on animation and commercials fro companies including Nike, Fanta and Toyota. They take their inspiration from contemporary Japanese culture, art and design, and also produce vinyl toys.
Director Jonathan Herman has signed with production company Rattling Stick for representation in the U.S. Herman has worked with Dutch beer brand Bavaria for a long time, on commercials featuring Mickey Rourke, Hugh Hefner and Charlie Sheen. Herman began his career directing episodes of a Dutch television series, and then began working with ad agencies in Europe.
Rhythm + Hues commercial studios has partnered with Hilly Reps for representation in the midwest U.S. Hilly Reps, founded by Hillary Herbst (right) in 1981, represents live action, animation, digital, music, VFX and graphics companies. R+H is a digital studio that has worked on commercials for Activision, Budweiser, Chevrole, Coke and Xbox. Its film division has also won an Oscar for VFX for 2008's Golden Compass, and recently produced work for The Hunger Games, The Bourne Legacy and is now working on Life of Pi and 300: Battle of Artemisia.