Press Release from Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors NY has launched Smoke & Mirrors Creative, a new conceptual art and design division headed by Co-Founder and Creative Director Sean Broughton, who will closely collaborate with newly signed Conceptual Artist Jacob Henderson to lead an amazing team of global artists.
Henderson has all the skill sets required to tackle any design project. Prior to joining Smoke & Mirrors, he spent five years at Draftfcb, doing compositing, conceptual art and retouching. He also spent 10 years as a professional makeup artist and additional time working on cosmetic/beauty retouching, and attended school for costume design and construction, specifically draping and menswear.
"Jacob brings a wealth of talent to the team," says Broughton. "He has a tremendous ability to bring a project to life quickly, which gives Smoke & Mirrors the ability to present a visual design and concept to a client based upon a call or meeting that we just had, giving them a tangible example of how the project might look, could look and eventually will look. This speeded-up process makes for a better product and a smoother collaboration, an approach that clients have so far loved."
About Smoke and Mirrors:
Founded by Creative Director/VFX Artist Sean Broughton (NY) and CTO Mark Widig (UK), Smoke & Mirrors is a New York and London-based design, animation and VFX studio. The recent addition of a powerful grading suite delivers complete solutions for any type of project. A creative and artist-driven company synonymous with vision and originality since its inception, Smoke & Mirrors has consistently succeeded because of its collaborative approach and ability to build lasting creative relationships with directors, producers, agencies and clients alike.
Production in the New York office is led by CCO Sean Broughton, MD Jo Morgan, and Head of Production Sue Romweber. Diverse projects includes the highly challenging Beatles spot for Rockband, as well as spots for LG, Jose Cuervo, and Dove. Recent music video work includes Deadweather's Treat Me Like Your Mother and Michael Jackson's This Is It. Smoke & Mirrors has also been involved with such feature films as James Bond and Harry Potter. Each office is fully networked via complementary systems allowing the companies to share resources, expanding their local capacities. Close involvement with hardware and software manufacturers and developers has kept Smoke & Mirrors at the forefront of innovation and technology.