Encore VFX has expanded the role of senior VFX supervisor Armen Kevorkian to include executive creative director responsibilities. Currently nominated for the 2015 outstanding special visual effects Emmy award for work on The CW series The Flash, Kevorkian is also working on CBS’ Supergirl and The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow. In the new ECD role, he’ll help set the look and guide direction of projects throughout Encore VFX.
“Armen has been instrumental in putting Encore VFX on the map and a large reason we’ve enjoyed such success in the superhero genre to date,” said Tom Kendall, SVP, Encore VFX. “With the ECD title, we’ve essentially just formalized his involvement on projects company-wide, which allows us to lay the ground work in building out the team further.”
Since joining the company in 2011, Kevorkian has helped grow Encore’s VFX operations from a handful of artists that largely did invisible work for projects already being posted in-house to a studio that is producing impressive VFX for television. While at Encore VFX, his teams earned Emmy and VES awards for Cinemax‘s Banshee, and a Leo Award for The Flash, in addition to various nominations for work on Hawaii Five-0. Other projects include The Tomorrow People, Hostages, Homeland, Ray Donovan, Unforgettable and Castle. Kevorkian started his career in VFX working on projects from the studio side working on shows such as Ghost Whisperer, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager and Alias.