Doner L.A. Adds 5 Creative Positions to Its Team

By Erik Oster 

As the agency settles into its new Playa Vista office, Doner L.A. added five new creative positions. Rachel Carlson was promoted to associate creative director, Drew Brooks was appointed as associate creative director/design director, Ryan Sims joins the agency as a copywriter, Ariana Delfini was appointed as a fulltime copywriter and Sierra Moore was hired as an art director.

Carlson moved to Doner L.A. as a senior copywriter last August and has worked on the agency’s Target, Disney and Universal Studios accounts. Before joining the MDC Partners family she spent a year and a half as a senior copywriter with Deutsch in Los Angeles. Prior to that she spent two and a half years with CP+B as a copywriter, working out of the agency’s Los Angeles and Sweden offices, on brands including Old Navy, Microsoft, Vitamin Water, Triscuits and Grey Poupon. 

Brooks joins Doner from Deutsch’s Los Angeles office, where he has served as associate design director for the past three and a half years. Prior to that he spent over six and a half years as a senior designer at IA Collaborative and nearly two years as a designer with VSA Partners. He has overseen design projects for brands including Nike, McDonald’s, Abbott Labs and Target. 

Sims joins the agency from CP+B L.A., where he served as a creative intern. Prior to that he was an associate copywriter at Boston-based social media and content marketing agency Relevant24. 

Delfini will become a full-time copywriter after freelancing with the agency since last December. Before that she spent around six months as a creative intern with RPA in Santa Monica.

Art director Moore will also be a staffer following a Doner internship.