Ryan Summers and Brian Eloe have joined Denver-based creative agency Spillt as senior creative directors, the company said Tuesday.
“Beyond the fact that both of these guys are straight-up great people to work with (the No. 1 mandatory attribute, IMO), their unique skills and innately curious mindsets truly complement our process,” said Ed Rhine, Spillt’s owner and executive creative director, in a statement. “Plus, clients love them! There’s nothing better than being able to bond and talk with a client because you then become not just a vendor, but rather a partner.”
Summers, who has worked with such icons as Guillermo Del Toro and JJ Abrams, has been a creative director and animator at Imaginary Forces, Digital Kitchen and the School of Motion.
Among the former chemical engineer’s accomplishments are title sequences for such movies as Pacific Rim and Person of Interest, as well as creative direction for such brands as Mercedes Benz Stadium, Warner Bros, Starbucks, Pokemon and Google, among others.
“I’ve been searching for a team to partner with that would let me leverage my experience but also fuel my curiosity. It’s been a long search!” said Summers, also in a statement. “The humanity in which Ed approaches both clients and his staff is something I’ve wanted my entire career – and with his leadership and the team that’s been assembled, everything is possible.”
Eloe is a content marketing veteran who has spent the last 10 years as a live-action director. Eloe’s previous posts include creative, directorial and editorial work for 2C Creative, Impossible and Starz. Some of Eloe’s most notable campaigns include the season launches of CMT’s Nashville, the launch of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, a national commercial for HBO’s pay-per-view boxing match Mayweather v. Pacquiao, and network integrations for such brands as Carl’s Jr., Dunkin’ Donuts, Campbell’s Soup, Bank of America and MillerCoors.
“I had actually worked with Ed and Kate years ago at Impossible, so when the opportunity arose to ‘get the band back together,’ I jumped at it,” said Eloe. “To work with them again was certainly the number-one draw, but I also seized the opportunity to enrich an already formidable studio, making live-action – in all forms – a more regular expectation of Spillt instead of an outlier.”
Spillt works with such brands as CNN, Discovery, Food Network, ESPN, Netflix and more.