Creative Director

An LA native, Cook is an award-winning creative director and graphic designer who has spent more than 10 years working for some of the top design companies in the advertising industry. For the past two years, he has been freelancing as a creative director/director for Arsenal FX, Rabbit Content, Stardust, Troika, We Are Royale and others. Prior to that, he spent three years as a creative director for the LA office of Superfad, contributing to campaigns for the likes of Coca-Cola, Pella Windows and Visa Olympics while directing spots for Fiat, THQ and League of Legends on the Mac, which he also wrote. Cook was also partner/creative director for NYLON for three years, and that followed more than seven years working as a busy freelancer after a stint as Brand New School’s very first intern. Cook earned his degree in graphic design from Art Center College of Design in 2001, and subsequently taught there as well.

VFX Supervisor

Over the past 15 years, Huber has established himself as one of the most sought-after VFX artists in the country. Based on his start as a 2D animator working with FUEL and Brand New School, his introduction to using Autodesk’s Flame was from the design perspective. As a result, his unique approach to visual effects focuses on experimentation and attention to detail. Most recently, Huber was lead Flame artist for MPC, and prior to that, he had been freelancing with Flavor and other leading design/VFX companies, including Big Block, Brand New School, Digital Domain and Logan.. Consistently working hand-in-hand with top directors and creative directors on major commercial spots for the likes of Discover Card, Geico and Samsung, Huber also serves as VFX supervisor on live-action shoots, bringing him a breadth of knowledge that extends well beyond the studio. A past staff member at Charlex and Brand New School, Blake is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, and so far, his artistry has garnered BDA Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, and the AIGA Certificate of Excellence.

Executive Producer

Darren is a graduate of Northridge University with a Master’s degree from Pepperdine. He is a former teacher who helped enlighten the youth of America. Darren Jaffe spent six years in education before easily and deftly shifting gears into the world of Commercial Broadcast Design & Production. It was like entering a well-decorated classroom where history, art, social science, literature and science combine.

Fueled by coffee, Doritos and a love of all things design he joined Brand New School. He spent about five minutes as coordinator before his desire to do more for the good of the client and the artists led him to become a Producer. A few years later he slid seamlessly into a Head of Production role. In his down time between managing multiple projects, he spent time editing, animating, cooking and whatever was necessary to get the job done. In conjunction with talented artists and collaborators, Jaffe was a part of ground breaking projects from Pitch to Delivery in Print, Live Action, CG Animation, Stop Motion, Cell Animation, Network Branding, Experiential, Film Titles, Music Videos, and more. From Brand New School, Darren moved on to Superfad where he took on the role of Head of Production before moving up to become the Execu- tive Producer. He continued to ingest the industry, collaborate with clients, and be a part of projects for top level clients. Darren started as the Executive Producer at Flavor in 2013. He looks forward to digging in and doing what he does best, collaborate with people to help create amazing work, assess clients needs and deliver projects beyond expectations. Over the years, Jaffe has led teams to create truly inspiring work for numerous high profile clients including Target, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Apple, Toyota, Mazda, Nike, Emirates Airlines, artist Barbara Kruger and Arrow Technologies.