brilliant & sophisicated
EIGHTYFIVE
animation/design/motion
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Eightyfive is a multidisciplinary design and motion studio, located in a unique space in Richmond, California.  What sets their absolutely stunning and exciting work apart is the high level of innovation, design sensibility, creativity and project management that crosses every T & dots every I on every single project the studio embraces.  Founder and Creative Director Joel Berroteran leads a global group of artists whose talents and collaborative orientation match his own.

Joel’s fertile imagination bloomed early in his childhood and his approach to executing his ideas even then was sophisticated, which became a notable hallmark of his talents, so by the time he was out working in his chosen field, top notch companies Obscura, AKQA, Frogdesign, The Mill and Mekanism scooped up Joel to work with them, where he contributed much to the varied and awesome projects he was involved in.  Now with Eightfive, his own high level client projects range from the mesmerizing Green Wall for Salesforce, a gorgeous web experience for Mirror and a super set of cool branding commercials for Hoka and more. 

Abigail Berroteran is lead Project Manager with more than just detailed management in her bones.  She is creative as well, adept at music and the choices thereof for projects and handles complex budgets & timelines like the pro she is.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to be associated with this brilliant young pair and their ever growing company.  As you will see when exploring their website, their inspirations and achievements will incite you to find a way to work with EIGHTYFIVE!
 
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exploring & humanistic
HELLO FROM A STRANGER
photography / motion
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Adam Schluter wants the whole world to get to know each other - that is to say, he is on a mission to get people talking, namely those who start out as strangers and through dialogue over a dinner or a cup of tea, talk and get to know something about each other.  Sometimes the strangers are actually related and a bridge has been provided to them through photography and video set up by Adam and his team to break the ice as they break bread.

How did a once introverted photographer, who has traveled to endless countries documenting the beauty of this world through the portraits of its people, move from behind the camera and connect in a way himself that has brought him to the concept of Hello From A Stranger?  To explore this further, in what has now become a way for companies and brands to build community through Adam’s concept and approach in order to truly connect with their employees and customers, I ask you to dig in to Adam’s own website Hello From A Stranger above. 

Here too are videos with Adam himself sharing his own story.  And, a tiny sampling of the myriad portraits and images with meaningful stories behind them, as shared by the individuals in each shot that make them shine even brighter.  For what is an image of a person or a group, a portrait, without knowing something of what life and living really means to them, what their emotions, inspirations and aspirations are, what their unique story is and what happens when they share their story with a stranger.  

HELLO FROM A STRANGER

exploring & humanistic

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whimsy & sincere
MITCH TOBIAS
photography / motion / music 
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Multi-talented is a term that well suits MITCH TOBIAS.  He is a photographer, a composer, a musician (in a band named Ape!) and of late, now a video director.  With Mitch, it all fits together for himself and his clients for the way he lives in the world - wholistically, creatively, humorously, collaboratively, all with a lively wink and a nod.

From growing up in Los Angeles with early musical connections and aspirations, to attending Art Center for photography, where he joined forces with fellow art students that are some of the band members he plays with to this day, Mitch eventually made the trek north to Oakland where he works his special blend of happy magic from.  

Fun, color, kindness, respect and laughter are the hallmarks of Mitch and he brings this to everything - people matter the most to him and in his work, his pov is to bring a sense of lively color and joy to all he sees before him.

MITCH TOBIAS
whimsy & sincere




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meticulous & hi-fidelity
CHARLIE NUCCI
photography / motion
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The photography of beautiful objects and tech products are the hallmark of CHARLIE NUCCI’S work and he does it very, very well for some of the best and most sought after brands today.  Charlie has the high level of taste, patience and the desire to create quality at every nuance to shoot what he does and to bring it to perfection in post.

Shot by someone as talented in his field of choice in photography as Charlie is, products and still lifes are given a heroic and extremely qualitative rendering.  His meticulous approach to the final retouching pushes each and every image to be the absolute best it can be.  This consitent and constant pursuit of quality and perfection is vital for those brands that believe their products deserve this exquisite documentation.  

When shooting people in a lifestyle setting in studio or on location, Charlie’s pov retains the hi-fidelity approach to both the individuals and the products in the scene, which makes his lifestyle work often uniquely product-centric, stylish and cinematic. 

CHARLIE NUCCI
meticulous & hi-fidelity





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creative & original
PAUL BÖRCHERS
animation / illustration / music
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From his published comic books Flying Mau Cat to his brilliant, free-hand painted murals, drawings and animations, PAUL BÖRCHERS’ range of subject, work and method is truly awesome.  Paul has been working on a variety of art and commercial projects since early 2000, collaborating with artists and clients all over the world.

His art collective Antistrot, formed with college classmates at school in Rotterdam, toured the world together, bringing their unique sense of pop mischief through large scale murals and live performances.

Paul is a New Zealand born Dutch artist based in Los Angeles.  Apart from being a very talented graphic designer, illustrator, muralist and animator, he is also a noted DJ named Yobkiss, an electronic music producer and drummer with a network of cool artists, musicians and fans.

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creative & original



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