Chicago’s Cutters has promoted Nick Chiou to editor. The announcement was made by managing director/partner Craig Duncan and is effective immediately.
A Chicago native and life-long hockey player, Chiou earned his B.A. in digital cinema from DePaul University. After beginning his career as an assistant editor working for several Chicago area post companies, he joined Cutters as an assistant in 2011.
Chiou is an AICE Chicago Camp Kuleshov committee member, and the captain of the Cutters Studios hockey team. His most recent commercial credits include national spots for American Airlines/Citibank, Disney, Nike and Spalding, working alongside top-tier directors and agency executives.
“The recent work Nick has done with Spalding, Nike and Citibank really pushed him over the edge from a creative perspective, making it impossible for us to not give him his own chair,” said Duncan.
On the occasion of his promotion, Chiou addressed the often-expressed sentiment that industry professionals worldwide referring Cutters’ family atmosphere. “In the supportive, collaborative environment that has been established here, everyone is approachable and available for anything, and everyone is treated with equal respect and encouraged to explore their creativity,” Chiou began. “The result is a work environment where we all look forward to doing our jobs to the best of our abilities.”
At Cutters Chicago, Chiou joins staff editors Tom Brassil, Chris Claeys, Christopher Gotschall, Grant Gustafson, Kathryn Hempel, Aaron Kiser, Michael Lippert, Tim LoDolce and Matt Walsh, each of whom is available for projects anywhere.