Thursday Odds and Ends

By Patrick Coffee 

-Creative director Ramaa Mosley and executive producer Hope Farley have launched the aptly named production company Adolescent, which represents directors age 13-25 and is the new satellite venture of Splendid and Co.

-Austin Scott, Senior Art Director at BBDO Chicago, has created The Colors Book, a children’s book “hell bent on turning the next generation into better art directors.” link

-MRY did pro bono work for New York nonprofit Change for Kids, redesigning the site and turning it into a fully interactive platform. link

Adweek spoke with Visa’s CMO to find 5 ways the brand plans to stand out (digitally) at the World Cup. link

-Derek C. Smith, a veteran video game producer, has joined production company Imaginary Forces as Director of Business Development in the gaming sector. He brings more than 15 years of experience working on nearly every aspect of the gaming world. link

-Indianapolis agency Young & Laramore has hired Aaron Knirk as web developer and Marlena Banks as assistant account manager. link

-Pennsylvania’s DMW Direct hired four new employees to fill accounts, creative services and production roles: Donna Durant, Irene Mann, TJ Methvin and Alissa Moore