Fin Design and Effects, after much anticipation, is excited to announce the imminent opening of its home in Melbourne.
has been a well versed and thought out move that has resulted in
securing a place of abode in South Melbourne where currently they are
knocking down a few walls to create a space that reflects all other Fin
venues. A home to talented artists and production services with an ever
pursuit for creative excellence. At the helm, they are most proud to
announce that Jess van Roosendaal, a true Melbournite, will be flying
the Melbourne flag for Fin and assuming the role of executive producer.
van Roosendaal comes with a formidable pedigree having worked as an
advertising agency producer for the past 15 years. van Roosendaal has
held various positions
working with a variety of clients at agencies such as Singleton Ogilvy
and Mather, Badjar Ogilvy and AJF Partnership. The last 5 and a half
seen her freelancing throughout many of Melbourne's top agencies
including Clemenger BBDO, Thinkerbell, Leo Burnett, GPYR, JWT, DDB and
CHE just to name a few.
van Roosendaal's passion for the industry is also
illustrated by the fact in 2015 she produced a short film called 'Craig
Smith, The Story of Craig Smith
', which was lucky enough to receive its
world premier at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood.
van Roosendaal is thrilled to be joining the Fin team where already she feels part of
the family. Having been in discussion with Fin over the last 3 months.
Says van Roosendaal: "I really feel this is a fantastic opportunity for me to
utilize the knowledge and relationships that I have built over the past
15 years in a new and exciting environment. I'm already loving the
support I have from the whole Fin team and am looking forward to this
new exciting phase."
Says Emma Daines, founder and group managing director, Fin Design and Effects: "It has always been my dream for
Fin Design to have a very real presence in Melbourne, as that is where
indeed my career in this industry started, some 30 odd years ago. I
could only do that if I had the right people and the right environment.
This is now the time and I am thrilled that Jess has joined the Fin
family. Jess has the same passion and ethos that I have and has the rest
of the extraordinary talent at Fin."
Fin is now in it's 18th
year having started as a boutique design VFX house in advertising. That
remains proudly it's core business throughout Australasia, though
prominently embarking into the feature film business over the last 2
With the Melbourne office set to fully launch January,
2019, Daines adds: "There is more news to come and I am super proud
of from where we have come and to where we are further exploring."