Creative Hires at Buntin

The Buntin Group has added three staffers to its creative team. Hal Pickel has been hired as art director. He comes to the Nashville, Tenn., shop from Clark Goward in Boston, where he held the same position. John Thomas has been named senior designer. Prior to joining Buntin, he worked for Walt Disney Co. and ABC.com, where he was a Web designer. Greg Ryan, associate graphic designer, arrives from the National Geographic Society, where he was a photography assistant.