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Liron Ashkenazi-Eldar joins The Artery as design director  

Creative studio The Artery has brought on Liron Ashkenazi-Eldar as lead design director. In her new role, she will spearhead the formation of a department that will focus on design and branding. Ashkenazi-Eldar and team are also developing in-house design capabilities to support the company’s VFX, experiential and VR/AR content, as well as website development, including providing motion graphics, print and social campaigns.

“While we’ve been well established for many years in the areas of production and VFX, our design team can now bring a new dimension to our company,” says Ashkenazi-Eldar, who is based in The Artery’s NYC office. “We are seeking brand clients with strong identities so that we can offer them exciting, new and even weird creative solutions that are not part of the traditional branding process. We will be taking a completely new approach to branding — providing imagery that is more emotional and more personal, instead of just following an existing protocol. Our goal is to provide a highly immersive experience for our new brand clients.”

Originally from Israel, the 27-year-old Ashkenazi-Eldar is a recent graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts with a BFA degree in Design. She is the winner of a 2017 ADC Silver Cube Award from The One Club, in the category 2017 Design: Typography, for her contributions to a project titled Asa Wife Zine. She led the Creative Team that submitted the project via the School of Visual Arts.


Veteran EP Deborah Sullivan joins Vico Sharabani’s The Artery VFX

New York’s The Artery VFX has hired Deborah Sullivan as executive producer and managing director. She brings with her years of experience as an ad agency and commercial industry head of production.

Most recently managing director and executive producer for post companies NO6 and Peepshow Post, Sullivan previously led advertising production departments for DDB NY, FCB and others, and she was a founding partner of independent agency Berlin Cameron and Partners. She also held executive producer posts with @RadicalMedia, Red Dog Film and The Bomb Factory.

One of Sullivan’s first projects for the company, owned by creative director and Flame artist Vico Sharabani, has been producing a five-spot national Smart Fortwo “City Smart” min car campaign for Merkley+Partners. Sharabani directed the live-action campaign, with The Artery handling editorial, visual effects, final color and finishing.

“What attracted me to The Artery is the focus on the artistry and that throughout each project the artists lead the work,” says Sullivan. “A Flame artist himself, Vico has assembled an amazing group of artists that lead all of the disciplines — VFX, color, CG, 3D and animation, along with virtual reality and experiential capabilities.”