Sixty40 appoints Angus Chad to the role of Director alongside founders Mark Simpson and Matt Taylor.
Press Release from Sixty40
Sydney, 9 February 2011 – Sixty40 appoints Angus Chad to the role of Director alongside founders Mark Simpson and Matt Taylor. Chad’s expertise across international broadcast design and packaging complement the teams existing talent pool, strengthening opportunities for both the company and their clients.
“The next step for Sixty40 is to go global, to continue to bring world-class techniques and top creative to our work. Chad represents our commitment to combine forces to realise this vision,” said Sixty40, Creative Director, Mark Simpson.
Chad brings more than thirteen years experience, working as an award winning Senior Designer and Graphic Designer nationally and internationally for creative agencies, television stations and post-production houses. Prior to joining Sixty40 Chad was engaged by Bruce Dunlop & Associates in London creating dynamic, award winning campaigns for brands including ESPN Classic Sport UK, FX Channel UK and Setanta Sports UK.
Chad’s award credits include Gold, Promax Europe: Best Themed Campaign (2008); Gold, Promax Mumbai: Channel Branding (2009); Silver, Promax New York: Best Branded Block (2009); and nominations for Promax UK: Channel Branding (2009) and Design Week TV/Film/Video Graphics Channel Branding (2010).
Echoing this global ‘coming together’, founder, Matt Taylor recently returned from a Graphic Novels Residency at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in Florida. He was chosen from several hundred international applicants to develop his teen zombie love story and graphic novel “Too Dumb to Live, Too Cut to Die". Based in a commune not unlike a James Bond Villain’s hangout, Taylor focused on developing his graphic cartoon/comic novel. There were three fellow Aussies amongst the 24 artists: Matt Taylor, Pat Grant and Shariar Shadadb. For further information visit http://brainaddict.sixty40.com/.
About Sixty40Sixty40 is a Sydney based design and animation company with 10 years of award winning experience across interstitials and idents, TVCs, titles, digital and viral content, kid’s programs and music videos. Specialists in 2D, 3D and stop motion animation, live action, puppetry, character design, motion graphics and with the skills to composite it all together, Sixty40 has created work for clients including Mark Digital, M&C Saatchi, Ogilvy, TV1, Foxtel, ABC, Seven Network, Disney Australia and Channel V, Fremantle Media, EMI, Sony Music Australia and Shine Australia.
The name Sixty40 comes from an ideal world where 60% of their time and resources would go into commissioned work and 40% into independent projects. The actual balance is always changing, but the name confirms the underlying strategy and philosophy: Let the Sixty fund the 40, let the 40 inspire the Sixty and let them both be great.