NEW YORK CITY — Ntropic, which produces work for commercials, music videos and feature films, as well as VR and AR media, has hired Ayumi Ashley as colorist in its New York office. Ashley’s addition rounds out Ntropic’s East Coast offerings as a well-versed studio that can take on all aspects of content creation. The company also has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Ashley was raised in several countries by multilingual parents and was surrounded by art and culture from a young age. While attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, she helped forge the university’s first colorist track, changing the curriculum offerings in the motion picture & television department to this day.
She eventually co-founded Mission Film and Design, where she developed a robust portfolio, working directly with Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Dropbox and Facebook, as well as with leading advertising agencies. Following her career in San Francisco, her creative spirit and desire to take on the East Coast market brought her to New York.
“I’ve always been drawn to the creative energy of New York City,” she notes. “As a colorist, I’m eager to pursue bigger projects in the world of fashion, beauty, auto, beverage and other high-profile categories. Ntropic New York is the perfect place to do that, especially in its new office space with a talented, growing team. Everyone there is not just passionate about where the company is now, but where it will be in the years to come, and I’m excited to be a part of that vision.”
“After getting to know her, I was intrigued by her personal story, artistic eye, and passion for the work,” says Nate Robinson, founder and executive creative director at Ntropic. “I saw a huge opportunity for her to help us grow our New York office, and after various conversations, I knew that I wanted her to be a part of our East Coast team. I am very excited to see her excel in the New York market.”