ATKPLN Continues Its Expansion In Chicago With Three Key Hires | Chicago coil

In the wake of the announcement of the expansion of the ATKPLN creative studio in Chicago with the addition of Larissa berringer, the company doubled its exposure to extreme winter conditions with three additional key hires.

Also joining Chicago is Daniel Pernikoff as associate creative director, Travis Saul as a creative technical supervisor and Scott rachwalski as art director / CG supervisor. The combination of this seasoned Chicago talent bundle with the talented ATKPLN team in Dallas adds a new mix of creative humans to a team already fueled by design enthusiasm. With DelPurgatorio having years of collaborating with the three, in various studios, it “brings the group together”.

Pernikoff attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied graphic design and animation. He started his professional career at Digital Kitchen in Chicago which inspired him to move to New York working on a wide range of projects with some of the city’s most notable design stores including Imaginary Forces, Brand New School, DKNYC, Superfad and many more. . However, in 2012 he decided to return to Chicago where he accepted a position as senior art director and songwriter for top studios including Method Studios, Filmworkers, Vitamin Pictures, Carbon, and Framestore.


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Originally from Indiana, Saul received a BFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, later adding an MFA in Fine Art to the University of Chicago Trophy Wall. He started his career as a studio assistant for contemporary artist Jason Salavan before landing a technical manager role at Clutch Studios. Ultimately, he took on the challenge of being the head of technology and innovation, focusing on XR, real-time, and game engines technology and playing a pivotal role in the creation of the VR experience for the launch of the MV series of International Truck.

Rachwalski was artistic in his childhood, as a multi-instrumentalist, constantly practicing the violin and trombone. He studied audio engineering before quickly turning to the visual arts, when an affinity for ancient cultures accidentally led him to teach Maya. After seven years working as a freelance, he landed a Creative Director position at Clutch Studios in Chicago, expanding the team while overseeing innovation initiatives in broadcast, virtual reality, real-time and video services. location. He eventually joined Framestore as Technical Design Director, working on a wide range of commercial projects, including the iconic Super Bowl spot “Scissorhands Free”.

This growth within ATKPLN’s newly established presence in Chicago reflects the new vibes of the company as the New Year dawns. With a new website, stylized headshots, overly organized Zoom backgrounds, and a brand new reel, the now expanded team is ready to tackle any creative project – or superhero adventure – that comes their way. them.


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