Sarofsky Strengthens Roster with CD Patrick Coleman & Producer Sam Clark
CHICAGO – (Apr. 27, 2016) – Continuing to fortify its top-level creative and production capabilities, design-driven production company Sarofsky is announcing the immediate addition of creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark to its staff. The news was announced today by company principal and executive creative director Erin Sarofsky and executive producer Steven Anderson.
Over the past three years, Patrick has been a freelance senior designer and creative director, working on projects for Digital Kitchen, Inside Job, Havas, Leviathan, Vitamin Pictures and Sarofsky, where he has earned credits on dozens of commercials as well as main titles for National Geographic “Explorer,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Ant-Man.”
“What’s great about having worked alongside Patrick as both a senior animator/designer and as a creative director is seeing how deep his understanding of the process goes,” Erin began. “That range has garnered him the respect of everyone internally at Sarofsky, as well as our clients.”
“After my very first assignment with Sarofsky (‘Winter Soldier’), I knew I wanted to work here – not only because of the work, but because of the people,” Patrick explained. “They value opinions and work hard to keep schedules that allow for a good work/life balance.”
I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazingly dedicated, talented and passionate team – Sam Clark
Sam brings Sarofsky more than nine years of deep experience as a producer and VFX production consultant. As an advisor and trainer for VFX and post-production teams, Sam’s latest project is Terrence Malick’s documentary feature, “Voyage of Time.” Currently a faculty member at the John Hughes Institute teaching VFX production management, over the past several years, he also held the role of VFX Data Manager for the feature film “Jupiter Ascending” and the TV series “Sense8.” Previously the CG Production Manager for Rhythm & Hues in LA, Sam’s feature credits include “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Night at the Museum,” “Red Riding Hood,” “R.I.P.D.,” “Yogi Bear” and the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, “Life of Pi.”
“What I really appreciate in Sam is his attention to detail, his focus and his respect for and complete understanding of the production process,” Steven said. “As we continue to expand and grow our production capabilities and offerings, having a producer with Sam’s skillset is a phenomenal addition.”
Like Patrick, Sam is especially enthused about Sarofsky’s culture. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazingly dedicated, talented and passionate team,” he said.
Director, creative director and designer Erin Sarofsky launched Sarofsky in Chicago in 2009 to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Today, Sarofsky’s staff artists use animation, visual effects, computer graphics and live-action to collaborate with illustrious clientele from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative and diverse. With artistry that heightens audience impact through sublime commercials, brand films, title sequences and much more, Sarofsky’s reputation for breakthrough design, its proven cross-media production expertise, and its fabulous Olson Kundig-designed studio in Chicago’s West Loop are all key components of the attraction.