Boutique VFX & design studio Shape+Light opens in LA
January 2, 2020

Boutique VFX & design studio Shape+Light opens in LA

LOS ANGELES — Shape+Light ( is a new boutique visual effects and design studio in Los Angeles. Led by managing and creative director Rob Trent and executive producer Cara Lehr, the studio will serve the global advertising industry, providing high-end VFX, design and finishing services. Shape+Light has already delivered work for Nike, Apple, Gatorade, Lexus and Proctor & Gamble.

“Shape+Light helps our clients elevate their message through elegant visuals and design that are in service of the storytelling,” shares Trent. “We offer a boutique environment that helps our clients feel supported every step of the way, so that we can meet their needs regardless of the size or budget of the project.”

“As the ad industry has shifted, one constant that still holds true is that clients value a personal approach and a close working relationship,” adds Lehr. “We strive to honor that by providing a high level of client service and a true collaboration, which makes for a better end result.”

Trent brings a track record of establishing and running successful VFX boutiques, along with creative talent and technical skills. He began his career as a Flame artist at studios including Imaginary Forces and Digital Domain, and then at Asylum VFX as a VFX supervisor and Creative Director, before co-founding The Mission VFX in 2010. He later established Saint Studio in 2015. 

Lehr is an established VFX producer with over 20 years of experience in the creative industry across both commercials and features. She has worked for many of LA’s leading VFX studios, including Zoic Studios, Asylum VFX, Digital Domain, Brickyard VFX, and Psyop. She most recently served as executive producer at Method Studios, where she was on staff since 2012.