CHICAGO — Framestore’s (www.framestore.com) Chicago office recently welcomed senior art director Daniel Pernikoff to its growing team. Pernikoff has worked in the visual effects and motion industry for over 15 years as an art director, lead compositor and animator, across film, television and advertising.
After starting his career at Digital Kitchen in Chicago, Pernikoff moved to New York, where he worked with top studios. He has collaborated on several high profile projects, including the Comedy Central rebrand, title sequences and scenes for the best-selling game God of War, the title sequence for AMC’s period drama Hell on Wheels, and led the team in charge of creating animations for an enormous 25K display designed for the launch of one of Microsoft’s flagship stores.
After returning to Chicago, Pernikoff worked with Method, Vitamin, Filmworkers, and most recently, Carbon. His credits include work for brands such as Budweiser, Google, McDonald’s, Nike and ESPN, among others.
At Framestore, Pernikoff will apply his talents to projects for the company’s integrated advertising division. He’ll working on everything from early creative conception, motion tests, look development and compositing, in addition to mentoring the creative team.
“I am excited to be joining Framestore,” says Pernikoff. “I always try to push myself and learn new techniques and skills, and the projects I will be working across will ensure that happens. I’m looking forward to helping foster and inspire the team and help them find their voice and path.”