LOS ANGELES — Production company Ruffian (http://ruffian.co) has opened a new animation division in collaboration with Blinkink in London. The move brings a wealth of animated talent stateside in a roster that includes Greg Barth, Layzell Bros, Elliot Dear, Joseph Mann, Chris Bristow, Nicos Livesey, and Becky & Joe.
“Our business is dramatically different now,” notes company founder/EP Robert Herman. “Brands have become incredibly bespoke. We need to create content in whatever form best fits the brand’s message. Offering world-class animators is a big step toward becoming a multi-disciplined production studio.”
Ruffian recently completed its first campaign stateside, which was directed by Tim Bullock for Charter Spectrum through Saatchi & Saatchi, New York.