Click 3X's creative staff is growing with the additions of Senior Designer/Art Director Ryan Duggan and Senior Flame Artist/VFX Supervisor Mario Caserta.
Press release from Click 3X:
Ryan Duggan joins Click 3X from Charlex, and has hit the ground running. He recently designed and animated a spot for Nickelodeon and executed design work for Syfy. He has earned industry standout status through his work for Motorola Droid, Bayer, Verizon FiOS, and Clairol Nice n' Easy.
"The scope and depth of projects at Click 3X really appeals to me," said Duggan. "The variety will allow me to flex my creative muscles on a daily basis. Creatively, I try to go beyond the client expectations and really push into new realms, so it's exciting to work alongside talent that is hungry to put in the time to make the piece amazing."
"When I look for a designer, first and foremost I look for an artist, and Ryan is that and more," stated Click 3X Managing Director Jason Mayo. "As soon as I met Ryan and looked through his illustrations, it was evident that he had special raw talent. That, coupled with his confidence and his collaborative nature, sold me on him instantly. I couldn't be more excited to have him join the Click 3X family."
Mario Caserta's career spans 12 years in visual effects as a designer and Flame artist for broadcast, commercials and film. Caserta held a staff position at Spontaneous, and freelanced at various NYC studios before joining the Click team. His work - done with a mix of Flame, PFTrack, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator - includes the launch of the Boomerang Network and broadcast design and compositing work for Cartoon Network. Caserta's Flame work includes the Verizon Test Man campaign; a GEICO campaign; a Nickelodeon Power Rangers promo; and VFX on AT&T spots, including the highly regarded Luke Wilson campaign. He also worked on the American Family Super Bowl spot for the NFL and various beauty spots for Pantene, Garnier, Estée Lauder and L'Oréal.
He freelanced on several projects for Click 3X prior to joining the studio full time. "Click 3X offers tremendous variety, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and an intimate comfort level between employees and clients," said Caserta. "That, combined with the caliber of work they produce, was enough to convince me to jump onboard. If I'm not challenging myself, I'm not growing, and I believe that Click 3X is the place where I can challenge myself creatively." Look for upcoming compositing and color correcting work for Maryland Lottery Monopoly and a new look for the Optimum campaign as Caserta settles in at Click 3X.
"It's about time Mario joined the team," noted Mayo. "He's been our go-to freelance guy for years. He is an elite VFX compositor with an amazing eye for detail and an innate ability for understanding a client's aesthetic. Our clients are always completely taken care of when working with Mario and frankly that's good enough for me. He's a perfect fit for our team."
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.