• Monday, May. 23, 2022
Nomad launches studio in Austin
Nomad Austin’s (top row, l-r) Ariel Quintans, Ben Ellis and Meredith Roach, with (seated) Jim Ulbrich.
  • AUSTIN, Tex.
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Creative editorial/VFX company Nomad has opened a studio in Austin. The new space seeks to help Nomad develop a creative presence in the Southwest market and adds to a global network that also includes locations in New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo.

Spearheading the new Austin team is partner/editor Ariel Quintans, who is a Texas native and 20-year industry veteran. Quintans is an editor and director who, in addition to his work in advertising, edits music videos, short films, documentaries and long-form digital content. His editorial work has earned him a Gold Cannes Lion, along with numerous advertising awards in various capacities. His commercial work spans clients like Anheuser-Busch, The United States Air Force, Southwest Airlines, John Deere, BMW, Goodyear, and AT&T.

“Building something like this has been a dream of mine for some time, and to do so with a brand like Nomad is a true honor,” Quintans said. “I feel lucky to be affiliated with their caliber of talent, and the culture that they’ve established is a natural fit. It’s going to be a blast growing Nomad into this dynamic market that has grown me; and beyond.”

Joining Quintans will be agency veterans Meredith Roach as executive producer and editor Ben Ellis. Roach, who was previously EP at Rabbit Foot Studios, is a producer with 20 years of agency experience working across all media formats. She has both developed departments and built them from scratch, working with brands like YETI, Whataburger, Frost Bank, Shiner Beers, and Central Market, to name a few. Ellis, also a long-time Austin resident, brings over 15 years of editorial experience having worked on everything from traditional :30 spots to long-form branded documentary content.

Longtime Nomad partner Jim Ulbrich will help anchor the studio while splitting time in NYC. “During the pandemic I had the opportunity to work remotely in Austin and fell in love with the city. Austin, and Texas in general, is a dynamic market from a cultural and business perspective. With the addition of this office, we’re determined to capitalize on that growing culture. The opportunity to partner with Ariel was just too good to pass up. Together, we are growing the Austin office and can now offer up the ability to edit locally in Texas to our international roster of editors.”

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