Award winning flame artist joins Oktobor

24 March, 2009 by IF

[press release from Well Above]

Furthering their continued growth and expansion, Oktobor, the renowned visual effects and animation studio today announced that award winning international Flame artist Katrina Salicrup has joined their team direct from Method Studios in Los Angeles.


Salicrup’s appointment, which is seen as a great coup for Oktobor, was the result of a worldwide search. Oktobor General Manager Patrick McAteer explained,

“In a tough market Oktobor are still growing and bringing the best talent in from all over the world. We have made some major positive changes and additions at Oktobor recently, one of which was the decision to further strengthen our Flame team. We have been looking for a top artist who would compliment our unique creative approach for some time, one that had extensive experience with cutting edge TVCs and international work. This was a very big ask and I’m pleased to say that Katrina brings all of the above with her to Oktobor.”

Salicrup began her career as a graphic designer quickly moving up through the ranks at Santa Monica based creative house Radium to become one of their leading Flame artists.

After considerable success at Radium she was offered the position of Lead Flame Artist at Method, the internationally celebrated visual effects studio based in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for the organization, delivery and completion of shots on over 130 high-end commercial, music video, and feature film projects.

Salicrup quotes Microsoft, Adidas and Sears amongst her client list that reads like a who’s who of the advertising and film worlds. Her many awards include being a VES Award Nominee for Outstanding VFX in a Commercial as Lead 2D Artist on the Microsoft Zune “Ballad of Tina Pink” TVC, a Boards Screening Room award for best 2D Artist on Gatorade’s “Good Wade, Bad Wade” TVC and winning a Gold Clio for her work as the lead 2D Artist on the recent Sears Tools “Arboretum” commercial.

Salicrup said, “I am delighted to be working for Oktobor because of their excellent international reputation and unique blend of photo-real and stylised visual effects, in addition to their impressive motion graphics prowess. Oktobor is a very attractive mix of style and execution that I can now contribute to. It really is a unique company and the only one I would have chosen to leave LA for.”

Patrick McAteer concluded, “Katrina is a rare talent and we are delighted to have her on board. She has hit the ground running already working on two of the highest profile TVCs of the year for Grey’s NYC and Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia, with excellent results.”

View Katrina Salicrup’s most recent demo reel at: