Arnold Worldwide, part of Havas Group, has hired Dylan Bernd as SVP, Group Creative Director, and Chris Chao as SVP, Creative/Design Director. The hires are the first major appointments under Global Chief Creative Officer Jim Elliott, who joined Arnold in March, and are a part of Global President Pam Hamlin and Elliott’s plan to power up Arnold’s creative offering and fuel agency momentum, the agency said. Reporting to Executive Creative Director Pete Johnson, Bernd will be based at the agency’s headquarters in Boston. Earlier he served as Group Creative Director on the JetBlue, truTV and US Cellular accounts at Mullen, and on MasterCard at McCann New York. Chao will report to Kate Murphy, EVP, Executive Creative Director, and be based out of Arnold’s New York office. He will be part of the KAO creative team, working on the John Frieda and Jergens accounts. Most recently, Chao was SVP, North American Creative Director on the Olay account at Saatchi & Saatchi NY.