This is a story born out of a love for artistic collaboration, and the urge to lead teams and clients to beautiful results.
Chapter One – Erin
Erin’s story is unique. An artist focused on creative outcomes, Erin has also achieved the balance needed to run a successful company. Her early aspirations were not to own and run a studio, but, as she stepped forward in creative work, she realized that great outcomes require a talented, multifaceted team including great producers and support staff.
But why Chicago? Quite simply: Chicago is a special place. New York-native Erin started her career at Digital Kitchen’s newly formed Chicago office. She always assumed she would find her way back to the coasts and when she did, she deeply missed Chicago.
The advertising industry here fuels the design industry and is strong and thriving. And the production and post-production communities are just that: Communities. So when the time came for Erin to build her team, she was well integrated into the vast network of Chicago talent and knew all of the players. Even more importantly, she saw a need she could fill in Chicago by building a motion design studio that would stand apart from the more traditional post houses in the community.
Today, we all know that great work can happen anywhere, so fewer people now ask “Why Chicago?” But back at its inception, when clients liked to work in a studio, it was a bold decision.
Chapter Two – Us
Erin launched her studio in 2009 and has created a legacy brand that is a staple for many in the advertising and entertainment industries. The company is 100% owned by Erin.
Sarofsky brings kinship and excellence to the intersection of art, design, technology, and film production.
Our conceptualization skills, the process, and ability to listen and find solutions, combined with collaboration and enthusiasm, speak through our work. We work for a diverse client roster and there’s no task we can’t fulfill.
We pride ourselves on being a cross-media production company offering an array of capabilities in motion design, animation, VFX, edit and finish, or live action. We also created a strategic relationship with color grading experts, Nolo Digital Film. Having Nolo in the studio while our artists are designing, editing, and animating enhances the opportunities for collaboration. It also offers our clients the possibility to reimagine the traditional process and integrate color earlier in the pipeline making the relationship of edit, graphics, color, and finish a little more flexible.
We may be rooted in Chicago’s West Loop, but our making powers come from around the world and are delivered to clients from all markets. Nowadays, we start work in various time zones, and one’s ‘good morning’ means someone else’s ‘good afternoon’. Though we believe in the power of connectivity and remote collaboration, we still love each other’s company at the studio. We call ourselves lucky to have the best of both worlds; unlimited access to the world’s talent with remote work and talented makers on the ground.
Chapter Three – You
This part of the story we can create together.
If you’d like to get to know us and be a part of Chicago’s design community, pop in, say hi, and let’s talk about all things design.
And if you’re more interested in our ways of working, talking business, and finding solutions to your problems, our Managing Director, Steven Anderson, almost never says no to a great conversation and will be able to help.