Primal Screen has promoted Kelcey Steele and Joe Kubesheski to creative director at the Atlanta-based design and animation studio.
Steele, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, most recently served as creative director on multiple pieces for Adult Swim and worked as lead compositor on Sesame Workshop’s S is for Seasons.
Kubesheski has worked on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time Ubisoft campaign; PBS Kids’ Jelly, Ben and Pogo series; and the NBA All-Stars Slam Dunk Contest special for Cartoon Network. His animation and design skills range from character and background design to hand-drawn and vector animation as well as illustration.
The studio also has hired creative producer Kate Leo as a senior producer. Leo has worked for Cartoon Network, Wieden + Kennedy, Wunderman Thompson NA (formerly JWT), AKQA, R/GA and Razorfish. Leo has nearly 20 years of experience managing creative teams and has overseen projects for Sesame Workshop, Cartoon Network and Wonder Workshop, among others.
Primal Screen also has hired Los Angeles-based Jennifer Katanyoutanant in the role of producer, games and experience. She has worked on such digital projects as web games, virtual reality theater, augmented reality installations, social VR events and other emerging interactive mediums. In her new role, she will work to elevate the studio’s capacity for interactive and game projects through a multi-disciplinary lens.
“At Primal Screen’s core is our drive for inventive, captivating and often playful creative solutions. Our recent hires in leadership at both the project and artistic level will further elevate our expertise in design and animation,” said Ashley Davis, Primal Screen’s head of production, in a statement.
Primal Screen offers design services with in-house capabilities in motion graphics, animation, live-action, audio, narrative storytelling, music composition, sound design, gaming and interactive development.