Jim McKenzie – Director/Designer
Jim McKenzie is a designer and director of commercials, TV shows, music videos and feature films. His most recent work includes directing lively animated spots for National Geographic’s The ‘80s and TOMY’s Battroborgs. His Nathan Love reel includes concept art credits on spot work for Mattel, Kellogg’s, Hawaiian Punch, Publix, Michelin and Optimum, as well as for Warrior Poets films; This Is Us, Mansome and titles for Inside Man. He has also worked on the feature films Not Fade Away and The Dictator, a music video for Soul Khan, and projects for Sour Patch Kids. His animated short, King Killian, earned him awards from MetroCAF and the School of Visual Arts.
Prior to joining Nathan Love, McKenzie spent time as a freelance concept artist at Framestore NY. He also worked at Paul Aresu Studio and Panoptic. He attended the School of Visual Arts.
Outside the studio, McKenzie is a prolific artist. His line of Pumpkin Crab resin art figurines will launch in August 2013, just before his paintings are featured at galleries in New Mexico, New York and Frankfurt, Germany.
About Nathan Love:
Nathan Love is an innovative animation, design, and development studio located in NYC. Driven by a passion to tell great stories and connect with audiences around the globe, Nathan Love develops memorable characters, imaginative worlds, and engaging narratives for television, film, Web, books and video games. Clients and collaborators include Kellogg’s Froot Loops, McGraw-Hill Education, Chips Ahoy, NBC-Universal, and Nickelodeon Studios.