Taylor James Expands with New Hires in Mexico City
Front row (l-r): Miriam Franco, Gabriel Figueroa, Violeta Leon, Ivan Alarcon; back row (l-r): Luis Martinez, Alberto Renteria, Andres Bosch, Nicolas Lopez, Diego Osorio.
After announcing the relocation of its Mexico City office, global creative production company Taylor James has expanded the location with three new hires.
CG supervisor Ivan Alarcon joins the company after a decade as head of 3D at The Filter where he supervised the work for brands such as Mattel and GMC. He has also worked at VFX and Post-Production house, Ollin VFX.
Flame Artist Diego Osorio joins Taylor James from La Posta Cine where he worked on main accounts Ford and Mexican financial and retailing corporation, Elektra. He has also worked in cinema for the Ariel winning comedy 'Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez'.
CG artist Gabriel Figueroa has worked at VFX houses ICE VFX and The Filter, honing his expertise in lighting and look development before joining the team at Taylor James. He has worked with brands including Nestlé, Mattel, GMC, Kellogg’s and dairy company, Lala.
"Our Mexico expansion is a key strategic pillar of our business growth and customer offering moving into 2020,” said director of creative production Mark Knowles, who oversees the North American output for the company. “Over the last seven years our operations have grown considerably and the need to provide greater content production capabilities at scale, but also a more competitive price point maintaining the exceptionally high-quality standards our clients are used to has led to the growth in the Mexico City office. This growth will allow us to not only grow our LATAM offerings to our South American clients, but also support the wider Taylor James group across London, New York and Los Angeles.”
The team in Mexico is led by executive producer, Alberto Renteria, who joined Taylor James mid-last year and client services director, Violeta Leon who was already at Smoke & Mirrors for two years before the American Smoke & Mirrors and Taylor James brands were merged in 2018. Together, they bring three decades worth of production knowledge to the table, having worked with brands such as Pepsico, GM, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Mattel, GSK and many more.