Agency News July 23, 2018

inferno announces new hires in account service, creative and PR departments


Name: Derikah Scott

Title: Junior Art Director

Reports to: Linda Corti, Associate Creative Director

Job Responsibilities: Derikah uses her design skills to handle a multitude of tasks. She collaborates with copywriters, as well as the creative, account service and interactive teams, to concept and design projects that achieve clients’ goals in a visually effective way.

Previous Work Experience: Derikah earned a bachelor’s degree in design arts from Memphis College of Art with a concentration in graphic design. As a student, she put her skills to work through internships with the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, First Tennessee Bank and inferno.

If you could leave right now and travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“Brazil or Belize.”

Name: Naø Lewandowski

Title: PR Account Executive

Reports to: Beth Wilson, PR Manager

Job Responsibilities: Naø works with the PR team to expand upon clients’ brand perception and messaging, which includes strategic planning, media coordination and communication, social media management and event support.

Previous Work Experience: Prior to joining inferno, Naø served as songwriting division head and assistant professor of modern music at Visible Music College. She also worked as a publicity assistant for Signal Flow PR.

If you could invite three celebrities over for dinner, who would you invite? Most importantly, what would you serve them?

“Benedict Cumberbatch, J.K. Rowling and Bobby Flay. I would probably make something spicy – because Bobby Flay.”

Name: Chris Duncan

Title: Senior Account Executive

Reports to: Liza Routh, Account Manager

Job Responsibilities: Chris serves as a strategic lead on the account service team, monitoring the efforts of various departments within the agency to complete projects on time, on strategy and within budget for clients.

Previous Work Experience: Prior to working at inferno, Chris served as the development manager at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, where he helped create and sell custom partnership packages for various events, education programs and corporate sponsorship opportunities.

If you could travel back in time to any time period, which era would you go to and why?

“Late 60s/early 70s. Looks fun and the music was good.”