Primal Screen Hires New Employees and Promotes from Within.
The Atlanta-based design and animation studio has promoted several employees recently as they reorganize to optimize production output for their clients. Recently, they promoted Kelcey Steele to Creative Director as well as veteran animation director Joe Kubesheski to Creative Director.
Steele most recently served as Creative Director on multiple Telly Award-winning pieces for Adult Swim as well as Lead Compositor on Sesame Workshop’s S is for Seasons Letter Film. A graduate of SCAD, she’s proven herself as an animation industry thought leader and presented for Maxon at the 2020 NAB virtual show in New York.
Kubesheski’s extensive body of work recently includes the Gold Telly Award-winning Adventure Time and Ubisoft campaign, PBS Kids’ Jelly, Ben and Pogo series, and the NBA All-Stars Slam Dunk Contest special for Cartoon Network. His considerable animation and design skills range from character and background design to hand-drawn and vector animation as well as illustration.
The studio also hired creative producer Kate Leo as a Senior Producer. Leo has worked for industry greats such as Cartoon Network, Wieden + Kennedy, Wunderman Thompson NA (formerly JWT), AKQA, R/GA and Razorfish. Leo has nearly 20 years of experience managing creative teams and has overseen many successful projects for Sesame Workshop, Cartoon Network, and Wonder Workshop among many others.
Primal Screen also hired LA-based Jennifer Katanyoutanant in the newly updated role of Producer (Games & Experience). She has worked on a broad range of digital projects including web games, virtual reality theater, augmented reality installations, social VR events and other emerging interactive mediums. Her role seeks to elevate the studio’s capacity for interactive and game projects through a multi-disciplinary lens.
“I’m thrilled to join such a prestigious studio and am excited for the new opportunities on the horizon,” said Katanyoutanant, in a statement. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with clients to develop engaging and innovative work.”
“At Primal Screen’s core is our drive for inventive, captivating, and often playful creative solutions. Our recent hires in leadership at both the project and artistic level will further elevate our expertise in design and animation,” said Ashley Davis, Primal Screen’s Head of Production, also in a statement. “I am not only excited to see what our staff will continue to bring to the table but also the next-level creative vision we’ll be able to provide for our clients and partners.”
Primal Screen offers comprehensive design services with in-house capabilities in motion graphics, animation, live-action, audio, narrative storytelling, music composition, sound design, gaming and interactive development, creating a one-stop shop experience.