Chicago-based production company Sarofsky announced that it has hired creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark.
Over the past three years, Coleman has been a freelance senior designer and creative director, working on projects for Digital Kitchen, Inside Job, Havas, Leviathan, Vitamin Pictures and Sarofsky, where he has earned credits on dozens of commercials as well as main titles for National Geographic Explorer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Ant-Man.
“What’s great about having worked alongside Patrick as both a senior animator/designer and as a creative director is seeing how deep his understanding of the process goes,” said executive creative director Erin Sarofsky. “That range has garnered him the respect of everyone internally at Sarofsky, as well as our clients.”
“After my very first assignment with Sarofsky (Winter Soldier), I knew I wanted to work here – not only because of the work, but because of the people,” said Coleman. “They value opinions and work hard to keep schedules that allow for a good work/life balance.”
Clark has more than nine years of experience as a producer and VFX production consultant. As an advisor and trainer for VFX and postproduction teams, his latest project is Terrence Malick‘s documentary feature, Voyage of Time. Currently a faculty member at the John Hughes Institute teaching VFX production management, over the past several years, he also held the role of VFX data manager for the feature film Jupiter Ascending and the TV series Sense8. Previously the CG production manager for Rhythm & Hues in L.A., Clark’s feature credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks, Night at the Museum, Red Riding Hood, R.I.P.D., Yogi Bear and the 2013 Academy Award winner for best achievement in visual effects, Life of Pi.