LOS ANGELES — Creative production company We Are Royale (WAR), with locations in LA and Seattle, continues to expand its team with the recent hiring of Norn Jordan, who will serve as creative director. Jordan’s experience creating eye-catching visuals spans television, streaming and video games. She comes to WAR from her most recent position as creative director at Mocean, where she oversaw AV and graphics for a wide range of clients, and notably produced a series of eight character-focused spots celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon. In addition, Jordan worked closely with AAA video game studio Bungie, makers of the Destiny series, with whom she has enjoyed a nearly decade-long partnership.
“Norn is a rare breed,” says Brien Holman, WAR (www.weareroyale.com) co-founder and chief creative officer. “She has an insane eye for the creative and can direct the team towards the same vision like nobody's business. But with that comes a compassion I don't see in everyone. She actively looks out for the team and wants every person to find their place in the work to succeed as best they can. The diversity of her work also aligns with everything WAR values. With Norn’s help, we'll continue to push the boundaries of not only the creative brief but also what we're capable of as a creative team.”
“WAR has always been extremely supportive of my work, and made it clear that creativity is their priority,” adds Jordan. “This industry can be very cutthroat, but WAR is the antithesis of this, with its warm and welcoming culture – not to mention the consistently great work they do.”
Jordan studied at the Art Center College of Design. There, her fascination with motion graphics led to an early role at Blur Studio, with a long tenure that saw her develop lasting client relationships with Fox, Nickelodeon and several game studios. After rising to the position of creative director at Blur, she eventually moved on to Hollywood-based studio Yu+co, where she produced opening title sequences for the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, as well as the recent remake of The Addams Family. One particularly standout project saw Jordan conceiving and directing eight distinct title sequences for FX limited series Fosse/Verdon.
In addition to her design work, Jordan is committed to advocating for more diversity in the video game industry, particularly when it comes to female characters.