Whitehouse Post Welcomes Editor Deb Schimmel

Whitehouse Post welcomes accomplished editor Deb Schimmel to their Chicago roster. A Chicago native, Schimmel got her start in the industry as an intern at Cutters and grew her skills at Optimus, where she was an assistant and then editor for more than two decades. “We are very excited for Deb to join us,” says Partner/Editor Matthew Wood. “We’ve known Deb and admired her work for such a long time, we’re thrilled that she has decided to come aboard.”


Known for her lifestyle and comedic work, Schimmel has built a diverse reel that includes major brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Kraft, Dove and the Chicago Blackhawks. She works frequently with agencies including Y&R, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and mcgarrybowen and has built relationships with directors Omri Cohen, Brian Billow and Matthäus Bussman, among others. In addition to commercial work, Schimmel was a member of the venerable indie electronic band TRS-80 and has recently begun work on a feature-length documentary about the infamous Hollywood punk rock flophouse, Disgraceland.


About Whitehouse Post:

Whitehouse Post believes in the art and craft of editorial storytelling built in a creative and supportive environment. Central to this philosophy is an emphasis on nurturing the best young talent into excellent storytellers who consider the importance of visuals, music and sound working together. Production and finishing partnerships with sister companies Cap Gun Collective and Carbon VFX, as well as with design-driven production company Gentleman Scholar, further cement Whitehouse Post as an invaluable creative resource for its clients. The studio’s deep reel of notable spots for high-profile brands and work on feature films and documentaries have earned hundreds of honors from AICP, BTAA, D&AD, Clio, and Cannes.