Interpublic Group's Sedgwick Rd. has hired Derek Kirkman to fill an art director's position. Based at the agency's Seattle office, Kirkman will focus on accounts including Washington Mutual, Seattle Storm and Nintendo. Previously, Kirkman was an art director at independent McCarthy Mambro Bertino, Boston, where he worked on national accounts including Jiffy Lube, Atari and Stowe Mountain Resort. Kirkman earned his post-graduate degree in advertising and art direction from the Portfolio Center, Atlanta.