Cinesite, Inc. has appointed Jon Townley as their new senior designer. He helped found Metro Light Studios where he served as creative director from 1987 to 1993. Since then he has worked at Sony Imageworks, L-Squared Entertainment and most recently as a founding partner of Click3X in Los Angeles. Townleys credits include visual effects design for such films as HIDEAWAY, WOLF, TO DIE FOR and VIRTUOSITY. He also worked as a visual effects designer on such large format films including A LICENSE TO THRILL, THE MAGIC BOX and JOURNEY OF MAN. "Jon Townley is a talented artist who is a great fit for our creative team," said Ruth Scovill, president and COO of Cinesite in Los Angeles. "He has broad experience and the ability to lead and make creative contributions in a collaborative environment." Townley said, "For me, the fun in filmmaking is working in a collaborative environment with visual effects artists who know how to tell stories. We have a terrific creative team supported by a deep well of digital technology. Its a great opportunity to work on the cutting edge."