VFX and animation studio Coffee&TV has hired Simona Cristea as Head of Colour. Cristea was formerly Rushes head of creative colour.

Cristea will oversee all colour grading at Coffee & TV.

She has 16 years experience as a colourist working for international facilities from Mumbai to Warsaw and London. She has created grades on hundreds of major campaigns with directors including Rankin, Sam Taylor-Wood and Vicky Lawton. Her credits include beauty work for major fashion labels, car commercials, broadcast promos and highly stylised music videos. Recent projects include work for Chanel, BBC, Jaguar, Virgin, Adidas, Prada, Ballantines, Audi, Lancôme and Ducati. This year she received two Kinsale gold awards for her work on Björk ‘notget’ and Freya Ridings ‘Maps’ directed by James Fitzgerald and shot by Aidan Gault; she also won the Best Grade award at the Ibiza Music Video Festival for Funeral Suits promo ‘The way back’.

Coffee&TV’s Senior Colourist Dan Moran will be relocating to the West Country in early 2018 and will continue to work within the grading team. This latest appointment follows two key hires in September – Josh George CG sculptor, generalist and illustrator and post-producer, Lydia Evitt.
Derek Moore, CEO and Co-Founder, Coffee&TV said: “The team and I are elated to end 2017 with Simona choosing to come to Coffee&TV. She is an exceptional colourist and a lovely person and is at a pivotal point in her career. We are thrilled to be able to offer her incredible skill and talent to our clients. She had the opportunity to join many of the top studios in town, but decided we were the right fit for her.  Which is a true testament to the culture and ethos of our company”

Simona Cristea said: “Having worked with some of Coffee&TV’s founders before I have always admired the company from afar, and kept an eye on some of their phenomenal work. With the business achieving continued success, I know Coffee&TV is the right choice for me, both personally and professionally. I am excited to discover what we can create together!”

Jon Creamer

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