New York-based creative agency Leroy & Clarkson has joined forces with ANATOMY studio, paving the way to offer clients a broader array of creative services covering creative strategy, production, 2D/3D animation, visual effects and design for ever visual medium. The merger brings ANATOMY founder and respected network branding creative Mark Valentine to Leroy & Clarkson as Chief Creative Officer, to work alongside Owner/Chief Executive Officer Kate Hillis, who has led the award-winning creative studio since 2014.
“This is great news for all of our clients,” Valentine says. “I’m thrilled to be working with Leroy & Clarkson, our collective resources offer our clients more depth and bandwidth to accommodate larger scale projects with access to some of the best creative talent in the industry.”
The combined capabilities of the new venture include 360 advertising campaigns, brand identity and design systems, brand strategy and positioning, motion graphics, creative editorial, live-action production, branded content, key art, writing, live events and experiential design.
Valentine began his career in the early 1990s at CNBC, where he established the network’s on-air promo department before joining the innovative and influential entertainment branding agency Lee Hunt Associates as Creative Director. In 2000, he founded ANATOMY, where he oversaw award-winning show launches, large scale Upfront presentations and global television campaigns for a diverse range of clients.
Prior to Leroy & Clarkson, Hillis produced documentaries including the three-time Webby Award winner and highly acclaimed Hometown Baghdad, depicting the rarely seen lives of young Iraqi men trying to lead normal lives within a city at war. Hillis joined the company in 2010 as Managing Director/CFO, and acquired the company in 2014 making it one of the few woman-owned creative studios in New York.
Launched in 2001, Leroy & Clarkson found near immediate success with projects for USA Network, SyFy, Cooking Channel, Fuse, History, Lifetime A&E and others. Learn more at www.leroyandclarkson.com.