- Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018
Mill+ has added creative director Ergin Kuke to its Chicago studio.
Kuke is a multidisciplinary, hands-on creative director. He’s a live action director, a VFX supervisor and, has created media for advertising, motion pictures and, for experiential and interactive installations.
Kuke hails from Tirana, Albania where he was a translator for U.S. journalists covering the War in Kosovo before starting his career in advertising. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s, studying at Gnomon, then working for Sony, Rhythm & Hues and Mind Over Eye.
Kuke has worked on blockbuster films including Polar Express and Superman Returns and crafted onstage visuals for bands such as Korn, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bon Jovi, among others. He’s also extensively collaborated with automotive brands including Dodge, Jaguar and Infiniti.
Brian Smego, executive producer of Mill+ at The Mill in Chicago, said, “Having someone of Ergin’s breadth of knowledge and versatility based in our Chicago studio bolsters our growing team of extremely talented Mill+ creatives. His automotive and experiential work in particular are areas of focus that we look forward to bringing to our market. He’s a tremendous addition to the city and I think his joining is indicative of the quality of work that’s happening in the Midwest, making it possible to draw talent of his caliber from the coasts.”