Industry News: Limerick Studios Hires Thom Blackburn
Limerick Studios Hires Thom Blackburn As Executive Creative Director
Charlotte, NC, November 19, 2009 – Limerick Studios, the leading South East provider of innovative production and creative visual solutions, announced today Thom Blackburn joins firm as Executive Creative Director.
“This is an incredible opportunity, Thom Blackburn joining Limerick Studios is a perfect fit, said Mike Kelley, President & CEO of Limerick Studios. Thom and I have a terrific history in the creative field and at one point earlier in our careers we worked side by side at ESPN. For the last ten years Thom has devoured the opportunities presented on the West Coast in motion EFX and production, and has put his signature on the creative industry. My persistence has finally brought him back to the South. His expertise and insights embody the values of Limerick and is a strategic move to take our firm to the next level.”
“Since leaving for Los Angeles, nearly a decade ago, I have always kept an eye on Charlotte and its creative community. While my time in LA was an invaluable learning experience and broadening of my skills, I realized that the South was growing into a formidable creative hub of its own,” says Thom Blackburn. Limerick has always been the leader and innovator in the region and the opportunity to work with their team solidified my decision to return home and join Limerick. I am extremely excited to leverage my expertise in motion EFX and production and to re-define how far creative innovation can be pushed at Limerick Studios.”
Kelley added; “In this role, Blackburn will lead all aspects of the creative department and is responsible for driving the vision of Limerick’s existing client base. Additionally, he is pivotal in our focused expansion into key markets and defining new media innovations. Thom will lead a tremendously talented core team of creative’s. His leadership and direction will no doubt propel the recognition of our production capabilities beyond the region.”
Limerick Studios is a creative, editing and animation production studio dedicated to bringing clients creative ideas to life. Located in Charlotte, NC, Limerick has been providing services world-wide to corporations, advertising and creative agencies for well over a decade.