New York-based creative editorial boutique Wild(child) has signed editor Jeff Stevens. Stevens arrives on the heels of a year that saw the additions of executive producer Amy Lazarus, as well as award-winning editors Diego Panich and Tom Schachte. “With a major rebrand just around the corner and a growing roster of versatile artists, there’s a lot going on here that speaks to the new face of the company,” Stevens noted. “I’m excited to be at a company that will allow me to contribute both in and out of the edit suite on a multitude of projects.”
“This is the strongest leadership team we’ve ever had,” Wild(child) owner/editor Yvette Pineyro stated. “Jeff, Amy and I have known each other for ages. We all think and work in very different but complementary ways, and I know that our collaboration will encourage some remarkable innovations in the year ahead.”
Already a skilled editor and postproduction specialist, Stevens has cut spots for national brands such as Powerade, Wendy’s, Sears, Panasonic and Volvo, and has worked with agencies such as BBDO, Grey, Ogilvy, Saatchi and BBH. Previously, Stevens was a co-founder of the pioneering virtual and digital postproduction shop FeedTheWalrus, overseeing traditional and digital projects while earning a reputation as an innovator and risk-taker.
“We all know the industry is changing at a rapid pace,” Stevens said, “and Wild(child) has kept up by quietly expanding over the years. They have great editing, finishing, audio and 2D/3D GFX all under one roof, and I’m excited to help them expand their offerings, find new talent and shine the spotlight on all that this company has to offer.”