Digital Kitchen has announced the appointment of Roy Skillicorn as Executive Producer to launch, lead and build DK Studios, the company’s full-service content production studio.

"I'm excited to be part of DK’s phenomenal creative culture and lead such a reckoning force in the industry. I look forward to again being surrounded by genius and having a strong role in such a dynamic creative fusion of artists who are now more than ready and able to offer my agency friends their full gamut of production alchemy,” relates Skillicorn.

Skillicorn brings to the table his successful career of discovering and nurturing the careers of some of the world’s most revered directors, animators, designers, illustrators, photographers, composers and fine artists. Before starting his own production companies – SEED, Backyard, Tricky Pictures and Transistor Studios – he helped launch and establish several other world-renowned startups, including PIXAR, Colossal Pictures, and HKM bysecuring (as their agent and brand strategist) their very first commercial revenue assignments; and Roy continued sharing success with them for over a decade.  

DK Studios' integrated in-house teams draw upon a rich expertise gained from years of experience in live action, editorial, type design, motion design, and 3D to ensure creative consistency throughout the process of a spot or a campaign. With a 15-year tradition of craftsmanship and artistry, DK Studios is built to transform ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into award-worthycreative work.

Don McNeill, President and Co-Founder of DK, couldn’t be happier about Roy’s appointment, saying, “Collaborating with Roy made perfect sense to us for the launch of DK Studios. Both DK and Roy maintain our historic loyalty to Chicago and its creative talent. Our other common denominators are our passions for wickedly brilliant work, our appetites for a positive creative culture and for producing inspired storytelling, no matter what the medium."

“I see the current marketplace as an excellent opportunity for us to come to the table as a collaborative partner to agencies and help elevate their ideas through production,” adds Colin Davis, DK Studios’ Head of Production. “With the addition of Roy to our team, we now have one of the most highly respected evangelists ready to demonstrate to agencies both the value and the creative storytelling powers that come with working with DK Studios. Our current agency and entertainment clients, such as IDEO, Weiden+Kennedy, GSD&M, Arnold, HBO and IMAX, expect us to always increase the power of their concepts, and that’s what we do. That’s why they continue to trust us with their most artistic projects.”

“Roy’s pristine reputation, his track record and his expertise at launching and developing both live action and animation companies are legendary. We’re thrilled about his joining our team to aid in expanding our reach,” adds Chad Ashley, DK Studios’ Director of Motion Design.

Skillicorn continues to support his own successful live action company, Seed Media Arts.

DK Studios is an energetic and streamlined production team dedicated to world-class production for advertising agency and entertainment clients. With a 15-year tradition of craftsmanship and artistry, DK Studios is designed and built to transform ideas, scripts, storyboards and briefs into outstanding creative work.

Digital Kitchen is an independent creative digital workshop with offices in Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. Their unique approach of blending digital, film, animation, experiential design and rich brand storytelling provides creative business solutions for a diverse roster of clients. In 2014, DK joined forces with Methodologie, one of the most respected strategic design firms in the country, to unlock a complete set of design and communications capabilities for clients to access.