Nick Hopkins Erik Jensen | STASH MAGAZINE


From the release:

A new creative team is on the scene in Chicago, with the knowledge and background to quickly solve problems and adapt to changing project needs, while keeping design top of mind. Run, Kick, SHOUT!, led by Nick Hopkins and Erik Jensen, is a one-stop-shop for design, animation, and visual effects serving the local and national market. Hopkins and Jensen specialize in 3D oriented projects, from photoreal to more stylized design-driven productions.

Both Jensen and Hopkins are seasoned creative directors, with a combined 20 years of experience. They have worked on a wide variety of projects, including television campaigns for ToysRUs, global re-branding for Jolly Rancher, titles for feature films such as Marvel’s Captain America and Ant-Man, broadcast campaigns for Sprint, and interactive exhibits for Chicago’s The Museum of Science & Industry.

In late 2014 they began working on a series of commercials for the Desert School’s 75th Anniversary campaign. The project involved handling all the visuals from concept to completion and managing other artists to bring the piece to life. It was there that they saw the true potential of their partnership. “We are a nimble team who can expand and contract based on the specific needs of each project. This helps us to be competitive but still produce high quality work. It also allows us to bring in the best talent, by matching artists with projects that they are passionate about.” said Jensen.

With overlapping skill sets, they began teaming up on larger projects that saw great success for their clients. With a growing demand for their unique vision they formed Run, Kick, SHOUT! to formally helm every project together. “We immediately realized that by teaming up, not only was the work higher quality, but it was also being created faster, which is a huge benefit for us and our clients” said Hopkins.