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Steve Kazanjian Joins The Content Project as Partner

To Spearhead Expansion into Broadcast Design (October 04, 2001)
The Content Project announced that Steve Kazanjian has joined the company as a partner and will serve as the companys executive creative director. Additionally, award-winning artists, brothers Chris Pagani and David Pagani will be joining The Content Projects design team.

Kazanjian brings more than 10 years of business management and creative experience in broadcast design to The Content Project. Kazanjian comes to The Content Project from broadcast design firm Belief, a company that he co-founded in 1997. Chris Pagani and David Pagani join The Content Project after working independently under the helm ?Neugit for the past year, and prior to that working as a part of Beliefs in-house design team.

The Content Project is a creative marketing agency that was founded 2 1/2 years ago as a web design and technology firm, and has since also moved into print, interactive and broadcast design. The company staffs a team of 35 producers, designers and engineers and has worked with AC Neilsen, E! Entertainment Television, Fox Family, New Line Cinema, Pfizer, Turner Networks, Univision, Warner Bros. and many others. One of the founding partners of the Content Project, Trevor Kaufman was the co-founder of Internet design powerhouse, KPE in New York.

As executive creative director, Kazanjian will oversee creative efforts in all media on behalf of the The Content Project. The Content Project is aggressively pursuing broadcast design projects and projects in the Interactive Television and Broadband arenas leveraging the combined talents of the companys technical engineering and design teams.

Kazanjian graduated from USCs Business Entrepreneur school in 1992, and moved to New York starting his career in broadcast design with Broadway Video, a post-production facility in Manhattan. Soon after, he joined Showtime Networks, art-directing graphics for both Showtime and the Movie Channel. Kazanjian returned to Los Angeles in 1996 and spent a year as a freelancer designing graphics packages for MTV, The Disney Channel, Warner Bros, HBO and The Movie Channel. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded broadcast design studio Belief. Steve spent four years developing and managing the company prior to joining The Content Project. During Steves tenure, Beliefs work was recognized by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), The Broadcast Design Association, Promax, CTAM, The Tellys, The Art Directors of America and has been showcased at the Sundance Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angles (MOCA), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Kazanjian also serves on the faculty of Otis College of Art and Design, teaching a class on broadcast design theory and technique.

Chris Pagani is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in broadcast design. Chris started his career as Belief's first employee in 1997. Pagani worked at Belief for three years as a senior designer working primarily on broadcast graphics packages. David Pagani graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Fine Art & Design. He started his career as an artist with Marvel Animation working on ?The Incredible Hulk. He later joined Disneys DIC Animation as a storyboard artist, and eventually a storyboard supervisor. After three years with DIC, David entered into broadcast design and joined Belief as an in-house artist. In 1999 David left Belief and formed Neugit with brother Chris to experiment with developing original animated content.

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