MINNEAPOLIS — Volt Studios (www.voltstudios.tv) has added Tom Jacobsen as the company’s new partner/creative director. He will apply his signature blend of filmmaking artistry and strategic thinking to creating visual content for advertising and branded installations.
“I have watched my friends at Volt Studios strategically grow and evolve the company to partner with agencies and clients during development through execution,” explains Jacobsen. “The creative respect and trust that comes with this close collaboration is exciting and I look forward to expanding opportunities as creative director at Volt Studios.”
According to Steve Medin, Volt’s owner/VFX artist/CD, "Tom and I flirted with the idea of partnering upon VOLT Studios’ inception, but the timing wasn't right. It is now.”
Most recently a filmmaker and design director at Pixel Farm, Jacobsen has lent his creative voice to projects on many levels, including directing and animating projects for all screens. Target, 3M, Best Buy, Smirnoff and other noted brands and their respective agencies have collaborated with Jacobsen to bring ideas to life.
Jacobsen received traditional art training at St. Olaf College and was awarded an MFA from UCLA film school. Following graduation from UCLA, Jacobsen worked in Los Angeles as a 3D artist and art director for video games before becoming a lead VFX Artist on feature films. His move to Minneapolis, working at both Crash & Sue’s and Pixel Farm, deepened his experience in short form and advertising. Over the years, he has applied his passion for storytelling to a variety of mediums and applications.