The Intersection of Art, Technology and Cult of Personality


We live in an era where pixels and screens have been integrated into almost every aspect of human culture, including the way in which we experience art. But even as technology evolves, the root of our creativity remains natural and raw. This is the philosophy that runs through the DNA of creative studio Carbon VFX. It’s why the studio can succeed at maintaining a human element in its visual effects, motion graphics and design projects, and it’s why the top clients keep coming back for more.

To work with Carbon VFX is to work with artists — artists who expertly fuse digital tools with their own imaginations to create stunning visuals and innovative stories for clients like NBC Sports, Samsung, Pepsi and BMW to name a few.

“At our core, we’re a people-driven company,” says Frank Devlin, Executive Producer and Partner at Carbon VFX. “The culture here is rooted in our ability to deliver big results for complex projects without sacrificing a collaborative approach and personalized attention for each and every client.”

When agency Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners called on Carbon VFX to come up with a distinctive spot for BMW’s “Hello Future” campaign, the studio creatives rolled up their sleeves and delivered an impressive, visually arresting :60 that explores the fantastical possibilities of the future. “Hello Future” follows a voice-over recording of British science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, as the camera spans cutting-edge architecture, impressive skyscrapers, and the stunning new BMWi that exists in the world today.

“We’ll always strive to maintain our nimble, collaborative environment where a pure desire to create memorable work for great clients is the number one priority.”

“When kbs+p approached us for the “Hello Future” project, we knew we had to come up with something engaging, innovative, and inspiring,” Devlin noted. “It’s with these types of projects where our combination of tech savvy and personality really shines.”

Kieran Walsh, Frank Devlin, and Chris Noellert

The majority of the projects brought to Carbon VFX involve a high level of technical prowess — a requirement the studio has consistently been able to meet. Devlin, along with Partner and Creative Director Kieran Walsh, and Creative Director Chris Noellert, have successfully built a boutique-like infrastructure that is able to meet complex design needs, while offering solutions to technical problems.

With an extensive portfolio and a myriad of projects in the pipeline, Carbon VFX’s upward trajectory is running at a speed akin to the BMWi. The studio is currently flexing its collective artistry for brands such as UGG, Gatorade and YouTube.

“We’re certainly growing as a creative studio and as a company,” Devlin said. “But that growth is more present in our artistic vision and ideation rather than in the physical size of the company. We’ll always strive to maintain our nimble, collaborative environment where a pure desire to create memorable work for great clients is the number one priority.”

About Carbon VFX:
Carbon is a full-service creative studio specializing in visual effects, motion graphics, and design. We are big enough to handle complex projects, yet small enough to provide personalized attention. We have the experience to collaborate at every level, from supervision and workflow to design and finish. Most importantly, we are driven by a desire to create, and to get our name on really great work.