Nice Shoes is pleased to announce the addition of postproduction and advertising agency veteran Kristen Martini as their managing director. Martini brings a deep understanding of the relationship between production, project management and finance to Nice Shoes, along with knowledge of the challenges producers and creatives face daily.
“I’m thrilled that Kristen Martini has joined the team, as she will help us evolve our studio by constantly innovating and challenging the status quo,” noted Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “I most admire her as an independent thinker, someone who is both personable and friendly, while inspiring those around her. I have known her since she was at Convergence and remember our first meeting, when she stated that the aim of her young company was, ‘to be like Nice Shoes.'”
A broad array of unique projects marks Martini’s nearly two decades in the industry: she led a team that created all content – clay- and model-building, stop-motion photography, illustration, edit, animation – for a Microsoft Business to Business in-house studio production; developed the workflow for Bloomberg’s “spot a day” campaign that conceptualized, animated and finished spots in less than 24 hours; executive produced all post work for Qwest Communications internally at PUSH, Draftfcb NY’s internal studio; and developed best practices internally and with vendors for Comcast while at Digitas.
Prior to joining Nice Shoes, Martini spent six years at advertising agencies managing a number of award winning teams, bringing her seven previous years as a producer/EP at post studios and five years as producer/business manager at advertising agencies together.
“I’ve admired Nice Shoes from their start,” Martini stated. “They are leaders and innovators when it comes to technology and that means anything is on the table; if you can dream it Nice Shoes can create it. Nice Shoes’ independent spirit, work ethic, and creative energy is at the core of all they do. I look forward to building on their stellar reputation for color and finishing while spreading the word about some of the newer offerings in visual effects, editorial, design, and interactive.”
About Nice Shoes
NYC-based Nice Shoes is a full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. Since its inception in 1996, the studio has prided itself on consistently reinvesting in its talent, technical backbone, and client experience to set the standard of excellence both creatively and technically. Key company principals include: CEO/Partner Dominic Pandolfino, Colorists/Partners Chris Ryan and Lez Rudge, VFX Artist/Partner Rich Schreck, MD Kristen Martini, CDs Brian Bowman and Aron Baxter, CIO Robert Keske, Senior Producer Pat Portela, and Brand Director Justin Pandolfino.
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