Postal, Humble‘s sister shop for design and VFX, announced that it has hired executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene Nazarov. Both Saccio and Nazarov join Postal from motion design and visual effects studio UVPHACTORY, which Saccio co-founded in 2000. With experience in the broadcast design and branding space, the pair will work closely with Postal’s executive creative director Sam Stephens and Humble’s director of business development Jason Mayo.
“I’ve been following UVPHACTORY for a long time and have even competed against them,” said Mayo. “I’ve been trying to steal Gene for years but the timing was never right. The stars completely aligned on this one. It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to land an EP and creative director from one of the top design shops in the city all at once.”
At UVPHACTORY, Saccio and Nazarov worked with clients ranging from AT&T and Coca-Cola to Condé Nast and General Electric. UVPHACTORY is also recognized as a technical innovator, utilizing stereoscopic 3D, augmented reality and other interactive technologies in various experiential design projects.
Prior to co-founding UVPHACTORY in 2000, Saccio served as creative director at 3D visualization house IOMedia, and as lead animator at game developer Cybersites. He has a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, is a published photographer and has taught 3D design and animation at the School of Visual Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York University and Columbia University.
Nazarov joined UVPHACTORY in 2012 as creative director, and previously worked at The Mill, Brand New School and ATTIK. He holds a degree in computer art and graphic design from the School of Visual Arts.
“I had been searching for ways of expanding our offerings for our clients and feel like Gene and I found the perfect opportunity at Postal. We’re so psyched to work with Sam and Jason, whose skills and strengths complement ours,” said Saccio. “All the things I had been looking for in terms of production infrastructure and truly high-end VFX capabilities are here at Postal.”