Freefolk have announced that CG Lead Maria Carriedo has joined their team to work across both commercials and episodic projects.
Hailing from Mexico, Maria started her VFX career at Digital Domain in LA before moving to London in 2017 where she has been CG Lead at The Mill ever since.
Whilst at The Mill, Maria has built up an impressive portfolio of work on high profile commercials for brands including, Smart Energy (AMV), Direct Line (Saatchi & Saatchi) And the multi award winning Heathrow Bears campaign (Havas).
Maria will be working alongside Freefolk’s head of CG Harin Hirani who commented: “Maria has worked on some outstanding projects over her career and possesses an abundance of artistic talent. Her background as a 3D generalist and a lead will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow our commercials and longform department, we look forward to working with her.
Maria is looking forward to not only developing her career further at Freefolk but also growing their CG department through training and nurturing young artists, she explains why she chose Freefolk, “I know Freefolk is the perfect fit for me, I connected with the team immediately. I really felt their passion for both the creative and technical sides of VFX, I love that balance and I know it’s going to be great working together”
Freefolk MD/EP, Fi Kilroe said: “Maria has an amazing catalogue of projects she worked on and led. And her enthusiasm to nurture talent, be part of a team as well as create award winning work fits in perfectly with Freefolks ethos.”