PHILADELPHIA, PA — A dramatic influx of work has led Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com) to grow its team with the recent appointment of eight new employees. The studio is also expanding into several global markets. The news comes as Alkemy X marks its 40th anniversary. The new hires are spread across the company’s design, post production and live action teams. The growth also includes an increased presence in Los Angeles, Singapore, Vancouver and Toronto.
Top photo (L-R): Ben Jarrett and Olivia Rotondo
In Alkemy X’s post production division, Sue Fallon has joined the company as a senior producer in New York, while Jess Vanacore has joined Alkemy X as a post producer out of Philadelphia. Fallon is a driven, detail-oriented producer with over 15 years of experience. She brings a collaborative approach to producing integrated editorial work, as well as design and animation projects. Vanacore is a post producer who has worked on traditional commercials from concept ideation to production, post and final delivery.
Alkemy X’s graphic design team has expanded to include senior designer Marcus Mabane. Mabane worked as a video animation analyst at Aon, and has also served as a motion graphics designer for companies such as Power Home Remodeling, WPVI-TV and Yext. He holds a degree from Philadelphia University in animation, interactive technology and video graphics and special effects. The recent appointments also include the addition of Isaiah Carey as associate producer within Alkemy X’s live action division, and the promotion of Olivia Rotondo to social media marketing coordinator, after previously working in the role part-time.
Photo (L-R) Rebecca Schmidt and Isaiah Carey
In the company’s VFX division, Rebecca Schmidt has joined the team as a VFX production coordinator, and Ben Jarrett has joined as a junior systems engineer. These hires come on the heels of former ILM alumn Abhijeet Naswagare joining the studio as head of pipeline and Brandon Young coming on board as CG supervisor.
“Our team has not only been resilient in the face of pandemic adversity, but embraced those challenges as an opportunity to learn, innovate and thrive,” notes Alkemy X president and CEO, Justin Wineburgh. “As we continue to build momentum, I’m thrilled to fortify our powerhouse team with this lineup of immensely talented individuals as our volume and scope of work continues to expand.”