Summary: NEW YORK - (June 20, 2003) - Visual Effects Designer Julie Watkins, a senior level artist with broad experience in advertising, broadcast design and feature films, has joined R!OT Manhattan, announced Connie Griffin, the studio's Managing Director.
...NEW YORK - (June 20, 2003) - Visual Effects Designer Julie Watkins, a senior level artist with broad experience in advertising, broadcast design and feature films, has joined R!OT Manhattan, announced Connie Griffin, the studio's Managing Director.
Griffin describes Watkins
as an artist with a rare combination of skills.
"In addition to having high-end technical ability, Julie
has wonderful sensibilities as a designerâ€"and it is that combination that distinguishes her
from ordinary visual effects artists."Griffin continues, "Julie is an artist whom clients seek out when they need something extra, someone who can apply subtlety and sophistication to the work, who can take a project to the next level."
said that she
is impressed with the changes that have occurred at R!OT Manhattan
absence, citing among other things, Bob English's recent appointment as Creative Director."I am very anxious to collaborate with Bob, with whom I've worked previously as a client, as well as with my former colleagues here at R!OT Manhattan
In a thoroughly tongue-in-cheek execution, Watkins
designed a "main title" sequence in which naked spy women appear and a kaleidoscope forms out of hands.Her
last project there was a spot for Gillette
(BBDO, New York).In a recent freelance assignment for The Mill, New York, Watkins
designed and executed visual effects for a Visa spot out of BBDO that features George Steinbrenner and Derek Jeter.
...Watkins served as Senior Inferno Artist at the London office of Cinesite from 1996 to 1998.Her
work there included visual effects for several feature films, among them Lost in Space, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Razor Blade Smile and Hostile Waters.She
also worked on commercials for Kodak
, Norelco, Puma and Swisscom
, as well as such music videos as Paul McCartney's Beautiful Night and Bryan Adams' 18 When I Die.Watkins is a graduate in design of Middlesex University, London.She
also completed post graduate studies in computer animation and graphics as London Guildhall University
career with the London effects house Spitfire.She also spent two years on staff as a Senior Flame and Henry artist at The House, London. R!OT Manhattan
is located at 545 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017.