- Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
ArsenalCreative, a visual effects and design studio, has hired Andy Bate as the head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Formerly a senior flame artist at a52, Bate is a multi-award winner, having worked on Procter & Gamble’s “Best Job” which garnered an Emmy, Cannes Lion Gold and a Clio Gold,, among other accolades.
“Andy is an established artist whose work is timeless,” said ArsenalCreative managing partner Mark Leiss. “With our recent growth, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to invite Andy on board to continue the excellent work ArsenalCreative is known for. He is exactly the type of talent we have been seeking to drive us to the next level.”
A 15-year plus veteran of the industry, Bate has a portfolio which includes complex campaigns for such brands as Nike, Adidas, Powerade, Xfinity, Microsoft, Hyundai, Verizon and Beats by Dre. Prior to his three-year tenure at a52, Bate began his professional career at The Mill London and in 2009 transferred to The Mill LA, helping to expand that then recently opened West Coast studio. He has contributed to projects over the years out of such agencies as Wieden+Kennedy, Black Ops, BBDO, Commonwealth, Doner, Mullen, Team One, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Publicis.