(Chicago, IL--July 23, 2019) Framestore’s Chicago office is thrilled to welcome Senior Art Director Daniel Pernikoff to the growing team. Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects and motion industry for over 15 years as an art director, lead compositor, and animator across film, television, and advertising.
After starting his career at Digital Kitchen in Chicago, Pernikoff moved to New York where he worked with some of the top studios. He has collaborated on several high profile projects including the Comedy Central rebrand, title sequences and scenes for the best-selling game God of War, the title sequence for AMC’s period drama Hell on Wheels, and led the team in charge of creating animations for an enormous 25k display designed for the launch of one of Microsoft’s flagship stores.
After returning to Chicago, Pernikoff worked with Method, Vitamin, Filmworkers, and most recently Carbon, as well as with brands such as Budweiser, Google, McDonald’s, Nike, and ESPN, among others.
At Framestore Pernikoff will bring his talents to projects across the Integrated Advertising division, working on everything from early creative conception, motion tests, look dev, compositing, in addition to mentoring the creative team.
‘I am excited to be joining Framestore,’ says Pernikoff. ‘I always try to push myself and learn new techniques and skills, and the projects I will be working across will ensure that happens. I’m looking forward to helping foster and inspire the team and help them find their voice and path.’
Says Larissa Berringer, Executive Producer, Chicago
‘It’s really important to us to have a well-rounded team, from both a talent and personality perspective. Not only is Daniel an immensely skilled artist, and a real character, but he has a great energy and passion that he brings to his work. His fun, light hearted energy brightens the entire office and we couldn't be more excited to have him on board.’
is an Oscar-winning creative studio that uses innovative talent and technology to create high-end images for every platform. Framestore partners with clients ranging from Hollywood studios through to advertisers, ad agencies, production companies and video game developers. In addition to being recognised for its globally celebrated visual effects, Framestore has more recently made its name as an innovator in the digital space by focusing on the immersive engagement potential of interactive visual effects.