Gardner Nelson & Partners has hired three creative staffers. Art director Sandy Sabean, 41, has worked for a number of agencies, including Wells Rich Greene, Ammirati Puris Lintas and Saatchi & Saatchi, with clients such as IBM, Hertz, Johnson & Johnson, Sheraton Hotels, Alka-Seltzer, General Mills and L'eggs. Copywriter Kristi Faulkner, 36, has been at BBDO, Young & Rubicam, Ammirati Puris Lintas and Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos. Her brand experience includes Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pepsi, Gillette and GTE. Copywriter Jon Sandhaus, 49, has created work for IBM, Compaq, MasterCard, Lucent and Smith Barney at agencies such as Merkley + Partners, Ammirati Puris Lintas and McCann Erickson. All three hires will work under Tom Nelson, who co-founded GN&P in 1999 with Steve Gardner. The independent New York agency has over 30 employees and more than $135 million in billings. Clients include Bank One, Cablevision and the Clean Energy States Alliance.