Forrest Maready joins McKinney as motion designer - McKinney

Forrest Maready joins McKinney as motion designer

August 20, 2007

McKinney announced today that Forrest Maready has joined the agency as motion designer. A veteran of the film industry, Maready, 36, has worked on dozens of feature films and television shows, including several Muppet movies, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Princess Diaries, Dawson’s Creek and Shallow Hal. At McKinney, Maready will design and develop microsites with his 3D and After Effects experience.

“Traditionally, McKinney has delivered world-class animation to our clients by partnering with outside sources,” said Jim Russell, SVP/director interactive strategy. “When we met Forrest, we found an amazing talent who can deliver the breadth, depth and speed we need and keep it all in-house. He is an outstanding addition to our team.”

Maready came to McKinney from Guildford, UK where he served as lead designer for Imagineer Systems, leading the development of a high-end visual effects application on Mac, Windows and Linux (used for the Elvis Presley/Celine Dion ‘Duet’ on American Idol). Earlier, he was the lead UX/UI designer at xm/Edit, a start-up he founded which developed Traffic, an XML-based application for Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing system. Before that, he served as creative director at Raleigh’s Serious Robots, a computer animation and web development company. He first came to the Triangle from Playground LA (Santa Monica), where he served as a designer of animation and visual effects for Super Bowl commercials that included McDonald’s, Chevrolet, Toyota, Siemens and Mattel.

A native of Wilmington, NC, Maready is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in religion.