CHICAGO — Cutters Studios (http://www.cuttersstudios.com) has promoted Billy Montross to editor. He began his career as a PA for Chicago-based director John Komnenich, and was soon introduced to Cutters editor Tom Brassil. He secured an internship in 2012, and by early 2013, had earned the role of assistant editor, supporting many of the Cutters editors and clients, but primarily working with managing editor Grant Güstafson.
Montross has emerged as a client favorite with agency leaders from DDB, Leo Burnett, Mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy and We Are Unlimited, among others. His reel features work for Capital One, Esurance, Fairfield Inn and Suites, McDonald's, Oscar Mayer, Scotts, Spalding and Western Union.
"There's no better place for a young artist than Cutters," Montross notes. "One of Cutters' greatest strengths is growing and cultivating young talent and giving them the tools to succeed.
"Personally," he continues, "I've been extremely fortunate to be Grant Güstafson's assistant for the better part of more than four years. Having one of the planet's best editors as a mentor is something any young editor would kill for, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities to learn from him and all the other premier talents at Cutters."