Creative editorial boutique Stitch has expanded its team of editors with the addition of Jason Lewis and Andrew Leggett. Lewis has been working in LA as a freelancer for some top creative agencies, including 72andSunny. Leggett joins from Arcade Edit.
In addition to agencies, Lewis worked at production houses such as Pytka and the VFX/ design studio Brewster Parsons. He got his start at Venice Beach Editorial, the in-house post facility at TBWA\Chiat\Day. During his career he’s worked on such brands as McDonald’s, Activision, Playstation, Visa, Nissan and the NFL Network. In addition to his editorial work, Lewis has directed a number of short films and spots, several of which he also edited. He is a Chicago-area native who graduated from USC’s film school.
Leggett has been with Arcade Edit for the past five years, starting as an assistant. Prior to that he was with Beast and its predecessor company, FilmCore, after launching his career at Jigsaw Edit. He is equally at home editing comedy or documentary work or dramatic narrative. His credits include spots for brands like Samsung, Adobe and Microsoft.
The campaign he edited for Samsung is particularly noteworthy, ranging from emotional to sweetly funny. In Jay Z Blue, directed by Mark Romanek, the hip-hop artist is seen talking candidly with music producer Rick Rubin about what it’s like to be a husband and father after growing up with no such role model himself. Leggett is a native of Memphis and attended a performing arts high school where he took broadcast production classes and developed his love for editing.
Both Lewis and Leggett were attracted to Stitch (@stitchediting) for a variety of reasons, one being prior working relationships with EP Mila Davis, who joined the studio earlier this year after a lengthy career as an agency producer. Another was the chance to work closely with editor and Stitch partner Dan Swietlik. “I’ve always admired and respected Dan’s work, not just in advertising but in feature documentaries,” Lewis says. “I built a good career out of freelance work, but I felt it was time to become part of a larger creative environment and surround myself with like-minded people.”
Leggett and Lewis (pictured L-R) join Stitch editors David Checel, Tim Hardy, Leo King, Chris Catanach and Max Windows.