Issue: Animation - Jul 21, 2003


NEW YORK - Visual effects designer Julie Watkins, an artist with broad experience in advertising, broadcast design and feature films, has re-joined Riot Manhattan. She held a similar staff position from 1999 through 2001.

In a recent freelance assignment for The Mill, New York, Watkins designed and executed visual effects for a Visa spot out of BBDO that features George Steinbrenner and Derek Jeter.

Among the highlights of Watkins' previous stint at Riot Manhattan (when it was called Manhattan Transfer) were a series of spots for Volkswagen via Arnold Worldwide, Boston, promoting a variety of vibrantly-hued Beetles available for purchase solely via the Internet. She was the lead artist on Volkswagen's "Milky Way" spot, a 2000 AICP winner for Advertising Excellence. The spot features a group of young people out for a moonlight spin in a Volkswagen Cabrio.