Vi Nguyen joins Thornberg & Forester as head of 3D and VFX supervisor
NEW YORK – Aug. 11, 2011 – The principals of award-winning design and production company Thornberg & Forester (T&F) are very proud to welcome Vi Nguyen as their head of 3D and VFX supervisor. This is a new position within the growing company, which was launched in the heart of New York City in 2007.
"I was very attracted to Thornberg & Forester's open creative environment, the quality of work and the concentration on environmental and sustainable advertising," Vi said.
"As a company, we have now grown to the point where we need Vi's leadership and amazing talents every day," explained co-founder and creative director Justin Meredith. "Working with us in a freelance capacity, he has been instrumental; by streamlining our workflow and render farm, he's made large-scale CG jobs run smoothly, and he is a proven master at resolving VFX challenges in beautiful ways. With Vi on our team, we feel that our creative powers and our capabilities are unmatched."
A native of San Diego, Vi began his career as an associate producer for Digital Hemisphere Development in LA, then joined Southern California's Rhodiana Corp. as a technical manager. By 2004, his reputation as an emerging Maya artist landed him with LA's Blind Visual Propaganda, and then with Motion Theory in Venice later that year. During the 28 months that followed, Vi rose to lead Motion Theory's VFX department as the company delivered iconic, VFX-intensive spots for Budweiser, Cadillac, EA Sports, Gatorade, HP, Lenovo, and McDonalds, among many others, and music videos for major artists including Beck.
Since moving to New York City four years ago and entering its freelance marketplace, Vi's renowned talents as a VFX and CG supervisor and lead have been sought-out by rising directors and creative industry executives on high-profile projects produced through T&F, Buck, The Mill, and Eyeball NYC, to name but a few.
His reel can also be seen here: http://vimeo.com/27584904
About Thornberg & Forester
At Thornberg & Forester (T&F), we believe that Design is Law(TM). Our smart and stylish original creations span the full spectrum of contemporary marketing communications, leveraging maverick talents in live-action filmmaking, animation and visual effects for ad campaigns, broadcast identity, feature film and television title sequences and promotions, digital media, experiential installations and much more. In addition to our production and design capabilities, T&F is also a resource for strategic, conceptual and creative solutions. Working alongside leading creatives, business executives and artists, T&F's highly collaborative approaches perfectly balance effectiveness and elegance. What can we do for you? www.thornbergandforester.com
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