Taylor James New York Announces Trio of New Signings
Taylor James has announced the addition of Jason Guerrero as Creative Director, Marie de Leon as Head of Production, and Jacques Tege as Senior Technical Director. All will be based in New York.
Jason Guerrero brings 15 years of experience in the design and animation industry and a unique approach to creative problem solving to Taylor James. He has worked across complete campaigns for brands like Keebler, McDonald’s, Nintendo, Vice, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson. Guerrero began his career as a medical illustrator and transitioned to broadcast commercial VFX. He has worked at studios like Mass Market, Psyop, Tronic Studio and MA3.
“Jason is a creative thinker, conceptual designer and a wonderful story teller whose ability to direct content across multiple platforms for TVC, print, and digital will expand our portfolio in new directions,” said Mark Knowles, Executive Creative Director, Taylor James New York. “He excels at directing live-action shoots, leading design and animation, and is skilled at creating styleframes, storyboarding, pre-visualization, cinematography and post-production—we’re incredibly fortunate to have Jason join Taylor James.”
L-R: Jason Guerrero, Jacques Tege, Marie de Leon
Marie de Leon will be responsible for overseeing productions in the New York office. In her 20 years in post-production she has worked on Ford Motor, Bank of America, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive, and produced campaigns for commercials, feature films, and TV, including The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Gotham and The Knick.
“Marie has the experience and dedication to manage all the different types of projects coming into the studio,” said Eve Ehrich, Executive Producer, Taylor James New York. “Her knowledge and leadership will ensure that we deliver integrated productions of the best quality to our clients, I am thrilled to have her on board.”
Jacques Tege has specialized in CGI technical direction for 15 years as a Technical Director, Team Supervisor, and Creative Lead. He began working in the visual arts industry in 1986, cutting his teeth at companies including Eyeball, 1st Avenue Machine, Click 3x and Hornet.
“Jacques brings a wealth of technical and creative problem solving to our CGI/VFX teams. His ability to transverse an array of creative ideas and come up with impactful solutions adds a great string to our creative bow,” says Knowles. He added “his coding background and analytical approach to problem solving has allowed him to excel in scripting, simulation and technical direction. We are excited to have him on board.”
Ehrich adds “We are proud to have Jason, Jacques, and Marie join the TJ family. Having these talented individuals illustrates the rapid growth and development we have seen in the New York office. We offer our clients the best solutions and creative strategies - putting the best possible team in place will push us even further.”