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Charlotte-based Wondersmith adds senior producer Kimberly Abels

Veteran agency and creative producer Kimberly Abels has joined Charlotte, NC-based Wondersmith, a creative production company that offers animation, visual effects, editing and finishing, as senior producer.

For more than five years, Abels held the position of broadcast producer for Trone Brand Energy, where she has managed productions for the North Carolina Education Lottery and numerous national and regional accounts.

It was during this time she collaborated with, and impressed, Wondersmith founder/executive producer Joe Murray and creative director Thom Blackburn. They all worked together on the NC Lottery and Greenies, as well as a campaign for North State Communications.

Prior to joining Trone, Ables was senior producer for bicoastal production company Thornberg and Forester in New York for two years, and that position followed previous stints as a producer for Eyeball and J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, both also in NYC.

On joining Wondersmith, Abels says, “They have the perfect blend of organization and creativity. They always meet deadlines and budgets while pushing the creativity and upping the production value of work. For me, this is a great fit because it allows me to work in North Carolina while still producing work of the highest quality.”