December 8, 2009


Nice Shoes gains a creative boost as a result of the merger, with creative director Victor Newman and executive producer Maribeth Phillips joining the team. The creative department will be organized into separate design and VFX departments. Newman will creative direct design projects, while Nice Shoes CD Aron Baxter will continue to oversee VFX. 

Phillips will take over as EP of the design & VFX departments, freeing Pat Portela to focus her efforts as EP for color grading.

Freestyle Collective’s recent work includes design for American Express, Starbucks, JetBlue, Samsung, Hallmark, Avon, Crest, and Dirt Devil. The design studio has also worked with networks such as Cartoon Network, VH1, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.