Post house Gramercy Park Studios has hired Esther Berglund as a Flame Artist and Jonathan Watkins as a CG Artist as the company turns five.

Esther Berglund began her career in Sweden before moving to Denmark and then finally to London in 2006. She has worked at both The Mill and Framestore and has worked on commercials for Dior, Nokia, Ford, Burberry and Sky, as well as working on promos with Madonna, Take That and Lily Allen.

She has worked with GPS as a freelance Flame artist since 2014 on projects for clients such as Volvo, Boots and Heineken.

Mike Beardall, Head of 2-D at Gramercy Park Studios says: “Over the past few years Esther has contributed to the success of Gramercy Park Studios’ growth by working on some important jobs with us. She has become a regular fixture here at the facility. Clients have loved working with her, and equally, we have loved having her here.”

Esther says: “As a freelancer, I have really enjoyed collaborating with Gramercy Park Studios. The company is great and the team all work really well together. I am looking forward to joining the team as a fixed member of staff and to working on many more great projects as the studios continue to grow.”

Jonathan Watkins also joins the post production facility as a CG Artist. He recently moved to London from Australia where he studied Digital Media in Sydney. He has worked in a range of different roles, starting his career as a Motion Designer with directors Toby and Pete, Sydney, where he developed live stage visuals and music videos and later went into 3D and commercial work with VFX studio, Make Mountains.

He says: “I love many and most aspects of CGI and I am looking forward to developing photo-real CG work with Gramercy Park. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s top talent.”

Richard Ireland, Managing Director at Gramercy Park Studios says: “2018 is our fifth birthday and a massive year for us, both in terms of building on what has gone before and pushing ourselves creatively. Beginning the year with two new hires in Esther and Jon will ensure that we continue to move in the right direction."

Staff Reporter

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