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On the Move: Vaughn Design
Taking its name from its address, Vaughn Design has
opened at 5 Vaughn Drive as a design shop doing project work for both
large and small firms. It is headed by Deborah Pellen, former creative
director for Princeton Marketech, and is an independent spinoff of
the full-service advertising and marketing agency founded by Robert
"Many of us in our previous lives have had great relationships
with corporate America, and we are trading on that," Pellen says
of her plan for growing new business. "We have a sense of urgency
and senior people with years of experience. We hit the nail on the
head the first time."
Pellen majored in art and minored in business at Washington University
in St. Louis, Class of 1986. After a stint in Manhattan with McCann
Erickson and four years at a small ad agency in Philadelphia, she
was senior designer for the Franklin Mint, a Valhalla for direct
because of the lush budget allowed for selling porcelain figurines,
medals, and diecast cars. For instance, while Pellen was at the mint,
Cindy Crawford was the model for its jewelry. Then, at a start-up
software and modeling company in Bucks County, Pellen did marketing
and PR and packaging.
Now at Vaughn Design, she offers an array of projects: brochures,
graphic identity, POP promotional materials, presentation support,
sales collateral, logo design, and web design.
Pellen has a "mother daughter" story about how she came to
combine art with business. "My mother and grandmother are very
good artists; my grandmother’s oils are all over the house and my
mother did etchings and had a printing press at home. But I had never
taken an art class." Every year she refused to go. Then, as a
high school junior, she told her mother that she’d gotten over the
"mother daughter thing" and now wanted to be an artist.
"I have offered you art classes since you could walk," said
her mother. "What makes you think you can get into art
"But she gave me assignments and sat up at night and mounted them
perfectly. Most important, right away, she gave me a pair of boots
and told me to draw them. Then, 18 months later, she had me redraw
the same boots, so I could show the colleges how much I had learned
in a short time. I got into Carnegie-Mellon and Washington U."
She chose Washington so that she could minor in business.
"We have found a great niche," says Pullen, "and we think
can service clients in a different way. Many of the design firms I
have seen tend to have terrific artists and not great business people.
Deborah Pellen, creative director. 609-520-8666; fax, 609-520-8808.
08544. Harold Shapiro, president. 609-258-3000; fax, 609-258-1294.
As of June, Betty Leydon will be the new vice president for
technology and chief information officer at the university. Ira Fuchs
previously held that post; he is now vice president for research and
information technology at the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
A 1967 graduate of Bucknell, with a master’s from the University of
New Hampshire and two post-graduate degrees from l’Universite’ de
Nantes, she leaves a job at Duke as vice provost for information
and CIO. She helped establish Duke’s Office of Information Technology
08901-1903. Mark Hough, president and CEO. 732-247-7200; fax,
Home page: www.StateTheatreNJ.org
Mark Hough succeeds David W. Fleming as president and CEO of the
Hough has been vice president for capital and major gifts at the
of the City of New York and has had development positions at the
Museum of American Art, American Ballet Theater, and the Manhattan
Theater Club, one of the largest non-profit theaters in the nation.
He has taught at Yale University and currently teaches at the New
York University School of Continuing Education.
Fleming is now president and CEO of the Greater Austin Performing
Arts Center in Texas. Christopher Butler, who served as acting
for seven months, will return to his duties as vice president of
Street, Princeton 08540-3571. Alfred H. Griffith, president.
Sabry J. Mackoul, senior executive vice president of Fleet New Jersey
in Princeton, is the new NJBA chairman for 2001-2002. At the
annual meeting, the bylaws were amended so that Grand Bank N.A. of
Monmouth Junction could be a full fledged member. Now any financial
service company, other than a credit union, that accepts deposits
can be a full member. Grand Bank was bought by MetLife.
Lawrenceville 08648-2207. Michael S. Goodman, partner-in-charge.
The public accounting and consulting firm has merged with Rudolf,
Cinnamon & Calafato of Ocean Township. Based in Roseland, it also
has offices in Edison, New York, Bronxville, San Diego, and Englewood
Dan Titus, president. 609-252-8197; fax, 609-252-8166.
Stephen H. Wildstrom, Business Week’s technology editor, gave high
marks in his March 19 column to TravRoute’s $299 CoPilot, saying that
it provides 75 percent of the function for about a quarter of the
cost of the usual $2,000 navigation system. "The Pocket CoPilot
demonstrates that the PocketPC, a distant second in sales to
handhelds, is beginning to use its superior processing power and
to do things Palms just can’t handle," writes Wildstrom. "On
a recent trip to Phoenix, I found the Pocket CoPilot did an excellent
job of getting me around a city I don’t know well."
TravRoute develops GPS navigation, route guidance, and mobile
solutions for travelers, and is part of ALK Associates.
08540. Jim Klein, CEO. 609-919-1234; fax, 609-919-1235.
The web-based sporting goods store was featured in Business Week
on March 13 for getting $13 million in new funding, specified as
of its total investment to date." Investors include Blue Rock
Capital of Wilmington, Zesiger Capital Group of New York, and JAFCO
America Ventures of Japan.
The company has signed 500 college teams to exclusive contracts for
three to four years for providing balls. It also will be the exclusive
supplier to the Special Olympics. Revenue has been targeted at $35
million this year.
April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Princeton University Chapel. A longtime
coach with Princeton University, he died on March 15 at 91.
director of marketing for RCA and associate director of the alumni
council at Princeton University.
at FMC Corp. and BASF/American Cyanamid Corp. on Quakerbridge Road. A
service of remembrance will be Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m., at the
Masonic Temple, 1200 Willow Street, Trenton.
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