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Interface Appoints Dave Flood Head Of Creative ServicesTo aid clients creating designs, animations and visual looks. (May 21, 2004)
Interface Media Group, the leader in providing a wide array of film and video production services to professional communicators in the Washington, DC area, has named Creative Director/Art Director Dave Flood as Head of Creative Services, it was announced today by Interface Vice President Jeff Weingarten.
In announcing the addition of Dave Flood to the Interface family Weingarten stated, ?Dave is one of the most talented Designers/Art Directors I have ever worked with. He has been a major creative force in the Washington, DC area since coming here from New York. He brings a unique vision and an outstanding design sensibility to this position. As someone who truly knows how to work with people, Dave understands what clients are looking for and creates design that propels their vision forward. This is another significant step in our continuing effort to create the highest level of design and visual effects work in the Mid-Atlantic region.
In his new post, Flood will work closely with Interface clients creating designs, animations and visual looks for broadcast show opens and packaging, commercial spots and on-air promotions, museum exhibits, corporate video and a variety of other projects. He will also train and supervise members of the department and actively develop new design business for the company.
For his part Flood added, ?This move is affording me the opportunity to exercise my creative muscles in a larger arena, and to grow personally. I believe that by combining our talents we can raise the bar for clients in the mid-Atlantic area and expand Interfaces influence on a creative level both nationally and internationally. We will be providing the most innovative, most creative design services for all media and will be THE design trendsetters in the market.
Flood comes to Interface with 25 years of creative and technical experience in design, animation production and art direction. His show opens, promotional spots, print advertising and branding for broadcast and cable networks have earned him a shelf full of honors including two EMMYs; numerous Broadcast Designers Association (BDA) Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards; PROMAX Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards; an International Monitor Award; a New York Film Festival World Medal; a Supon Design and Logo and Trade Marks Award and a WFVC Peer Award. In addition, he has earned a number of illustration awards including a Best Children's Magazine Cover from Children's Television Workshop and a Dimensional Illustrators Award for book cover design.
Interfaces Weingarten actively pursued Flood for the position of Creative Services head as the two had worked closely together on numerous projects over the years. This is a major step for Flood as his move to Interface necessitates his departure from boing! boing! design, inc. (Rockville, MD), the broadcast media company he co-founded with his partner Jennifer Roseboom Flood twelve years ago. As boing! boing!s ?Chief Spring, Flood had worked for numerous clients including Allbritton Communications; America Online; August, Lang and Husak, Inc.; Baltimore Gas & Electric; BBC America; Corey & Co.; Cortina Production; Cronkite Ward; Discovery Channel; The Freedom Forum; Hatmaker; TLC; MCI Multimedia; The Motley Fool; Newseum; Oliver Productions; PDI; PBS (Since1995 Flood has been a creative team member refreshing the look for "PBS Kids." He is also one of the original creators of "The Game," an interstitial kid's brand package.); Time Life; Video Action; WJLA-TV (earning an EMMY for ?Working Woman, based on the magazine) and WUSA-TV (which earned him a second EMMY for ?The One and Only Community Awards).
Before launching boing! boing!, Flood had been Senior Designer and part of an award-winning design team (1989 1992) at Scott Miller & Associates (New York, NY), now known as Aerodrome, designing and illustrating storyboard presentations of full graphic packaging for network and cable television.
Earlier in his career, Dave Flood freelanced extensively as a 3D character designer, sculptor and animator at numerous production companies and animation houses in New York City including Childrens Television Workshop, Broadcast Arts (he was one of the original production staff creating animated characters for ?Pee Wee's Playhouse), Peter Wallach Enterprises, 181 Productions, Shadowlight Productions and Woo Art.
Flood began his career in the publishing industry as a commercial artist and illustrator, and for a dozen years worked for a number of New York-based firms including Harrison Services, Avanti and Foote Cone & Belding, and W. Bell & Co. in Rockville, MD.
Flood will work closely with Weingarten, who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the companys graphics team, which also includes Designer John Bennett and Motion Control/Special Effects Artist Frank Rogers, and Compositors Henry Holdren, Brent Hufnagel and Arend Baumstark.
Dave Flood, 43, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design (New York, NY). Today he makes his home in Boyds, MD with his wife and their daughter.
About Interface Media Group
Interface Media Group, providing graphics design, production of computer animation and special effects, digital compositing, editing, sound design and audio mixing, studio production, film to tape transfer and tape to tape color correction, duplication, world standards conversion and the development of specialized software products, is headquartered at 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Phone (202) 861-0500; Fax (202) 293-4492; Web site: www.interfacevideo.com.
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