Santa Monica visual effects studio ArsenalCreative is expanding its creative team with the hiring of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the Head of 2D and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor. Bate joins the company from a52 where he was a senior flame artist.
“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 brings over 15 years of industry experience to his new position. He began his career at The Mill London, transferring to the company’s Los Angeles studio in 2009. He worked at a52 for three years. Bate’s portfolio includes campaigns for brands including Nike, Adidas, Powerade, Xfinity, Microsoft, Hyundai, Verizon and Beats by Dre and contributed to work by agencies like Wieden & Kennedy, Black Ops, BBDO, Team One and Saatchi & Saatchi. During his career he has been honored with multiple awards, including an Emmy, Cannes Lion – Gold and Clio Gold for his work on Procter & Gamble’s “Best Job.”