UTÖKA, an Atlanta-based creative agency, has opened its doors.
The end-to-end company brings a deep understanding of a brand’s culture and goals to its approach to developing strategic visual concepts, which guide its team through the production and post-production process. The new venture provides design-driven solutions for a variety of projects, including brand identities, logos, print ads, packaging, point-of-sales installations, event installations, billboards and product activation on social media, multi-faceted broadcast campaigns and digital content.
UTÖKA is also equipped to step in during the production phase, offering photography, illustration, retouching, CGI, animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling, editing, compositing, finishing and live-action production, to name a few.
Helmed by two industry veterans, CCO Ed Dye and CEO Michael Zarrillo, the company merges its leaders’ skill sets with a complement of new artists that enable the creative agency to meet the full range of a brand’s needs entirely in-house. UTÖKA builds upon the synergy between two award-winning companies with over 20 years of experience: Artistic Image, the CGI, animation, live-action, motion studio, and Ar temis Creative, the design/ photography and print house— founded by Dye and Zarrillo, respectively.
Dye, an accomplished producer and creative director in his own right, guides UTÖKA s team of designers, CDs, animators, CGI artists, 3D modelers, motion graphic artists and editors, compositors, photographers, illustrators, producers and directors through the creative process. The multi-disciplined collective works as an integrated unit to create brand-boosting visual content that amplifies a client’s message across multiple touchpoints. Meanwhile, the partners have evolved the deliverable-driven business models of their former companies into a flexible, integrated resource that supports a seamless approach to every phase of a project, from inception to completion.