- Above: Left - Jeff Lopez // Right - Kevin Ives
The Mill has announced a creative change within its New York senior management team, appointing two new heads of 3D. Jeff Lopez and Kevin Ives have been promoted to join head of 3D effective immediately. The two will join forces in leading the New York studio’s award-winning CGI offering, from hand-drawn animation to photo-real creatures and characters.
Jeff Lopez has been with the creative studio for a number of years as an animation supervisor, where he has played a key role in managing and mentoring the animation team, as well as bringing The Mill’s highest quality animated characters and creatures to life. Jeff has won accolades for his work with brands such as Norfolk Southern, Electronic Arts and PlayStation.
Kevin Ives is a multi-award-winning visual effects supervisor and 3D artist, who is credited for his groundbreaking photo-real creatures for PETA, Hallmark and Coca Cola. As an expert in his field, Kevin is often paired with high profile directors and big-name brands, who trust him to deliver impeccable character work.
The two creative leads will continue to drive The Mill’s focus and growth in developing world-class visual effects and CGI imagery for brands, agencies and directors.
Managing director, The Mill New York, Barry Parkhill, comments: “VFX sits at the heart of The Mill, and in appointing Kevin and Jeff to lead our CG team, I am excited by their expansive and ambitious ideas around the rapidly evolving CG landscape. As the profile of creative projects we produce continues to diversify, there has never been a better time to challenge ourselves to set new creative benchmarks, to embrace cutting-edge toolsets, and to explore how we can continue to drive creative and technical innovation in all areas of what we do. As highly regarded artists who champion the talent around them, Jeff and Kevin have earned the respect of their teams and the industry at large and are the perfect duo to take our CG offering to the next level.”