Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Leave a comment
From the publication:
The design-oriented production company Sarofsky continues its growth and investments in top performance and expands its full-time employees with Creative Director Stefan Draht. The news was announced by Erin Sarofsky, Company Principal and Executive Creative Director, and Steven Anderson, Executive Producer.
"Adding another creative director is not an easy decision," said Erin. “This person has to be just right in every way. You have to be a creative genius, technically superior, stylistically well rounded, thoughtful, a clear communicator, a mentor, an advocate for the needs of clients and be in sync with me – and still have their own opinions and perspectives. And after all these years I'm absolutely sure that Stefan is the perfect addition to the studio. "
Stefan is from Chicago and had his sights set on the creative industry very early on (thanks to the confluence of Jurassic Park, Toy Story and a middle school visit to Optimus). Over the past five years he has built the freelance career of his dreams. Much in demand as an impeccable designer and creative director, he was instrumental in Sarofsky and beyond, while providing groundbreaking UI / UX design to Northern Trust Corp. Help create next generation digital experiences.
With his thoughtful original creations and content growing, Stefan's art also encompasses film, television, web and digital product design, reflecting his drive to come up with brilliant, media-independent creative solutions. Working for Marvel Studios and major global brands, he has helped win the Cannes Lions and Emmy Awards, among others. Building on his intensive studies of computer animation and fine arts at DePaul University, Stefan's broad technical and creative foundations continue to drive his passion for design to new heights.
"As long as I'm freelance, I work with Erin, Steven and Duarte. So it feels like I'm ending up at home," said Stefan. "I always found Erin to be a great creative soundboard and respected her dedication to design as the driving force behind all of her work. I think we both see design far beyond beautiful pictures: it's a deep understanding and consideration of what is right, to achieve the goals of our customers. "
Stefan continued: "I'm particularly excited to be part of building something and helping to develop and mentor a team of top-notch creatives. I'm where I am in the industry because some people were ready to join Talking to a teenager about what they are doing, and I hope this has a positive impact on the next generation of young artists in the field. "