Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 2011 – Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, an award winning advertising agency and production company based in Los Angeles, have announced the launch of “Buster INK” as a new print, outdoor and digital division of Buster. Concurrently, Roth and Feldstein have announced that Michael Vamosy, most recently SVP, Design, with FOX Broadcasting, will lead the “Buster INK” team, reporting to Jonas Morganstein, Buster’s Chief Creative Officer.
In addition to building their new print division, Vamosy will also be acting as an Executive Creative Director for Buster on various motion graphics projects. Buster INK’s first print project, the launch campaign for “Countdown with
Keith Olbermann” on Current TV, just went public.
“Michael Vamosy is one of the most respected, award winning and creative design executives in our business,” Roth and Feldstein said. “His remarkable work with both the FOX Network and FX were widely admired and extremely successful in delivering audiences. Just look at his ‘hit list’ of TV print and outdoor campaigns, renowned for their design and creativity, which include those for ‘House,’ ‘American Idol,’ ‘Glee,’ ’24,’ ‘Fringe’, ‘The Shield,’ ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘Nip/Tuck’, and so many others. These are a testament to his diverse skill-set and creativity. We’re thrilled that Michael has joined Buster to spearhead our new unit, which will encompass all forms of print design – including outdoor, digital, packaging and advertising.”
Adds Morganstein, “We developed a shorthand with Michael Vamosy while he was on the network side – collaborating on graphic packages as varied as ‘American Idol,’ ‘Terra Nova’ and ‘Always Sunny In Philadelphia.’ The Buster team always appreciated Michael’s ability to focus network feedback toward a coherent strategy that allows great creative to thrive. With Michael joining the team, we can now confidently offer print design at the highest level of quality that our clients already expect from Buster’s on-air design. In fact, beyond putting his stamp on Buster INK, Michael has been working closely with me on many of our on-air graphics packages. It’s the best of both worlds on the projects in which we produce both the on-air and the print deliverables – working hand-in-hand as an integrated campaign with a unified vision.”
Vamosy said, “Stun and Buster have been such great partners over the years — I have always been impressed by their dedication to the highest level of creativity. I am very pleased to have joined such a talented and hard-working group. I look forward to collaborating with them and their clients, while offering my perspective and executing cohesive campaigns on air, in print and online. For me, it’s all about doing what you love to do and being in a place that supports innovation, passion, and kicking ass.”
ABOUT MICHAEL VAMOSY:
As Senior Vice President, Design, with FOX Broadcasting since 2007, Michael Vamosy was responsible for unifying all design ideas that promoted FOX series and the FOX brand, across all media. He redesigned the FOX network look, and created the FOX positioning statement: “So Fox.” In addition, he spearheaded the creative campaigns promoting all FOX television shows airing between 2007-2010, including “Fringe,” “American Idol,” “House,” “24,” “Bones,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Vamosy was also a key member of the creative team that developed the now iconic “L for Loser” imagery that continues to promote the smash hit FOX series “Glee.”
Vamosy came to FOX in 2007 from FX, where he served as Vice President of Design for five years. While there, he was responsible for the development of FX’s in-house design team “StudioFX,” and created the overall visual look of that network across all media. He and StudioFX designed the packaging for numerous original FX series, including “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Rescue Me,” “Dirt” and “The Riches.”
Earlier, Vamosy was Senior Art Director at Rare Medium (1998-2001), during which time he was responsible for a variety of consumer and trade print campaigns, on-air and online design, and corporate branding for the company’s various entertainment and consumer clients.
Vamosy began his career in 1993 as a graphic designer at The Design Works in Los Angeles, and was later Art Director at Designatory (’95-’98). The winner of numerous PROMAX Gold Awards (including eight in 2010 alone), PROMAX Silver, BDA, Telly and New York Festival Awards, Vamosy is a regular guest lecturer on all topics of design, speaking at numerous industry gatherings.
Buster is a division of the LA-based advertising agency Stun Creative, helmed by principals Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth. Buster is a conceptual design studio, specializing in original animated content for the advertising and broadcast industries.
Led by Chief Creative Officer / Executive Producer Jonas Morganstein, Buster provides its clients with a one-stop solution, by developing and delivering dynamic ideas driven by innovative imagery that always tells a story. Buster specializes in design and animation for TV commercials, TV show opens, and network packages. For more info, please see
ABOUT STUN CREATIVE:
Launched in 2000 by principals Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth, Stun Creative is an award winning, Los Angeles-based advertising agency and production company that specializes in writing, directing and producing spots for cable and broadcast television networks, the major Hollywood studios, and major corporate advertisers and prominent advertising agencies.
Stun’s entertainment and broadcast industry clients include NBC, CBS, TBS, TNT, FX, Bravo, ABC, E!, Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros, and 20th Television. The agency’s corporate clientele include Virgin America, Dove and Monster.com, among others.
Stun Creative is located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite # 600, LA, CA, 90036. The phone is 323/460-4035 and the web is