ArsenalCreative, a leading visual effects and design studio, has announced an expansion of its creative team with the addition of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the head of 2D and lead visual effects supervisor. Formerly a senior flame artist at a52, Bate will lead and continue to elevate the heart of the ArsenalCreative brand with his exceptional talents and industry knowledge.
"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."
Bate is a multi-award winner, garnering an Emmy, Cannes Lion Gold and a Clio Gold for his work on Procter & Gamble's "Best Job." A 15-year plus veteran of the industry, Bate's portfolio also includes some of the most complex campaigns for such renowned brands as Nike, Adidas, Powerade, Xfinity, Microsoft, Hyundai, Verizon and Beats by Dre.
"ArsenalCreative is a proven facility based on the core boutique philosophy of providing the client with a superior experience," said Bate. "With all the support I've received, I know we will be continuing to achieve incredible work."
About Andy Bate
Bate joins ArsenalCreative after a successful three-year engagement at a52. Prior to that, he began his professional career at The Mill London, and in 2009, transferred to The Mill Los Angeles in a rewarding effort to expand its recently opened West Coast office. Other notable projects Bate has contributed to are on behalf of industry leading agencies, including Wieden & Kennedy, Black Ops, BBDO, CommonWealth, Doner, Mullen, Team One, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis.
About ArsenalCreative
ArsenalCreative is a design driven, multi-disciplinary, content creation studio based in Santa Monica, CA. The company specializes in groundbreaking design, branding, animation, high-end visual effects and finishing.
ArsenalCreative makes one-of-a-kind content for the commercial and entertainment industries. Fiercely collaborative, the studio is committed to providing an unparalleled client experience, pairing veteran creatives with modern technology to deliver premium results. See: