Executive producer Steven Anderson has added managing director duties to his work at Chicago-based cross-media production company Sarofsky. The company also added four new employees: designers and animators Tyler Scheitlin and Mollie Davis, junior designer and animator Lirio Ramirez and production coordinator Annie Lynch.
Sarofsky has more than doubled its size since Anderson started at the company in 2014.
“Our client relationships are expansive and diverse, and we have continued to add artists to our already talented team to better address the needs of our clients,” Anderson said in a statement. “I am looking forward to the world opening back up again, meeting with clients, and making more great work together.”
“Our shifting scale means that we need talented people focused on various areas of expertise,” said Principal and Executive Creative Director Erin Sarofsky, also in a statement. “Steven has an invaluable role in helping to develop the production department, while also being heavily involved in operations, development, and on the creative.”
Scheitlin joins Sarofsky from The Mill Chicago, where he was a Cinema 4D designer working on projects for broadcast television, brand films and title sequences for such clients as Bud Light, Dairy Queen, the Pause Fest Awards and Samsung. Prior to that, he was creative lead for post-production creative studio 11 Dollar Bill, which he joined as a freelance motion designer. Before that, he was with creative content studio Protokulture.
Davis began her career at online home store Wayfair where she was an association motion designer. After that, she served as lead animator at Planet Nutshell.
Ramirez graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a bachelors of fine arts in motion graphics. While studying, she did a design internship with robotics and engineering company Hexbug and also worked as a freelance motion designer at NBCU Telemundo.
Lynch, who spent years in Hollywood writing screenplays and working in the production industry, started at Sarofsky as a temporary office manager and is now production coordinator.
“Further addressing our growth, we have clearly been making a big investment in talent,” said Sarofsky. “Each person adds not only an expertise in their craft but also a fresh perspective and a welcome excitement that is infused into the work – and into our culture.”