NEW YORK — Bandit (www.banditedit.com), the editorial shop formerly known as Fluid, has added editor Chris Kursel to its roster. Kursel is a polished editor with over a decade of experience cutting spots for brands such as Google, Starbucks, Twitter, Cadillac, American Express, Verizon Wireless and Samsung, among many others. He comes to Bandit after a six-year stint at Lost Planet, where he worked on national campaigns.
In addition to being an accomplished editor, Kursel is also a published writer and exhibited visual artist, having exhibited his drawings and paintings in a number of group and solo shows. He also recently released the premiere issue of his original comic ‘zine for Bullseye Comics, entitled, The Black Hand Guide You, a series inspired by everyday American life, pop culture and world events.
“It is an exciting time and we are so happy to have Chris be a part of the Bandit brand,” notes executive producer Laura Relovsky. “He is an extremely talented editor who is not afraid to push the creative boundaries to make work remarkable. It is a pleasure to collaborate with him and we are thrilled to have such a passionate artist help further our message and vision.”
“Above all, the people at Bandit excite me the most,” says Kursel “They are all so talented and nurturing to the creative spirit. I'm really looking forward to bringing my own voice to their slate of work.”
Kursel has cut spots for a variety of genres, as well as feature films and documentaries. The Milwaukee-native studied film at Boston University and broke into the industry right out of college, landing a position as an in-house editor for Boston advertising agency Modernista!. He later relocated to San Francisco to serve as an in-house editor at advertising agency Evolution Bureau.