Gasket Studios, a design, animation and VFX company, added Eric Mueller to its staff as executive producer. For Gasket, Mueller has already worked on spots for General Mills & Cheerios, McDonald’s, Sony PlayStation and Mayo Clinic, as well as an underground-style branded film for Subaru and an upcoming project for the Provincetown International Film Festival.
“Eric is someone who can bring a stronger voice to the design side of Gasket,” said Greg Shultz, founder/executive creative director of Gasket Studios.
“One of Gasket’s strengths is character animation, which I’m excited to learn about,” said Mueller. “It’s a different skillset and pipeline than what I’m used to working in motion graphics and VFX.”
Most recently, Mueller was executive producer at motion504. During his six-year tenure at the broadcast design and animation studio, he worked with such clients as Target, Deloitte, Greenpeace, Syfy, BBC and National Geographic, among others. He was previously executive producer at Splice Here, where he helped the company grow from three to 25 people and also produced a range of projects, from commercials and indie films to corporate videos for clients including Best Buy, Little & Co. and Twin Cities Public Television.
Mueller got his start as a filmmaker, working on TV projects, features and commercials. As director of production at the Minnesota Film Board from 1999 – 2001, he was the primary liaison between production companies and the Minnesota film community. Prior to this role, he was a producer at postproduction house HDMG for five years. Other experience includes producer at Paisley Park, where he worked on several Prince projects including The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, 3 Chains o’ Gold, The Undertaker, and The Sacrifice of Victor.