I’ve had the chance to work on so many fun things from the launch of Adult Swim, to the Olympic Games and even a Super Bowl ad. But before that….
I cut my teeth at ABC and Fox affiliates, winning several regional Emmy Awards, creating promos for The Simpsons and Married With Children.
Moving to post production I learned all the technical things that make the industry machine tick, working for various clients including Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, TNT, TCM, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Looking to work with a broader spectrum of creatives from all avenues, I created Graffects and have had the pleasure to team up with some like-minded creatives on projects for Adult Swim, Logitech, Kaiser Permanente, Neato Robotics, Nickelodeon, Hipmunk, The Weather Channel, Verifone and Georgia Pacific among others.
Nick is often arguing with his computer, and most often, he wins. He is a master at taking an impossible request, be it a tough particle SIM, an impossible tracking shot, rotoscope or difficult CG model and figuring out how to get it to do what he wants. It’s quite amazing. Maya, Nuke and After Effects are all slaves to him. And, he has a keen sense of translating what the client wants, from even a broadstroke, uncooked concept. He’s an avid biker and likes to hit up local flea markets on the weekend. As such, his 1970s/80s lunchbox collection is badass.
Christina has been known to pick up a stray animal or two, can’t live without Pho at least once a week and likes to frequently use the phrase, “ya, for sure, you betcha!” She is often slumped over her laptop, knee-deep in Excel, or on the phone shaping up a location shoot, negotiating some talent contracts or scheduling a session of some sort. She has tons of experience as a line producer and can manage most anything you put in front of her. She’s also a fan of socks that don’t match, but in her head, they do. We overlook that. She’s good people. We like her.
We broke ground on our Atlanta studio in 2008, which we share with our partner, Hubbub! Music, and in 2013, we opened our new studio in the San Francisco Bay Area in the SOMA neighborhood. In 2016, we relocated to Oakland.
5680 Estates Drive
Oakland, CA 84618