A NY native, George moved out to Los Angeles in 2004 to make his mark and pursue his love of Visual Effects. After spending a number of years working at various companies around town he took the plunge and opened BAKED FX in the summer of 2006.
Learning from the experience he had gained George put all his energy into creating a highly efficient and cutting edge operation while continuing to keep customer service and attention the top priority. Today George oversees the company creatively and plays a large role in both the innovation and the development of its internal project pipeline and network infrastructure. While not in the office George enjoys skiing, tennis, photography and most of all, Indian Food. He’s usually at the office though.
A Los Angeles native, Jessie has always had an enthusiasm for film and TV. While LA will always be home, she ventured to the University of Wisconsin- Madison for a temporary change of pace, where shestudied Radio, TV, and Film. After graduating and a few months of traveling, she returned home, excited to be immersed in the industry. Before starting at BAKED FX, she worked in various aspects of production, but soon found that she wanted her focus to be in post. After taking a few night courses, it was clear that she had an eye for the craft and a strong desire to learn as much as possible. She quickly found her niche in the crazy world that is visual effects, and has truly enjoyed applying her knowledge and constantly learning from the talented people around her.
Originally from Northern California, Kaitlin’s heart traveled south and is now forever in Los Angeles – the place where movies are made. Although growing up she never imagined a career for herself in the Entertainment Industry, her studies at USC helped her to realize her passion for film and television. After getting her business degree at USC’s prestigious Marshall School of Business, Kaitlin bounced around a few production jobs before fate brought her to BAKED FX, where she has opened a new chapter of her young and exciting career learning the world of post-production. Kaitlin is honored to work with such talented people at BAKED FX and works relentlessly to make sure there is always coffee (ahem, Josh) and yummy cookies for all. This dazzling young woman plans to pursue producing, entertainment law, dancing… or possible all three at the same time. Perhaps… produce a show about a young, beautiful entertainment lawyer who secretly tries to make it in Hollywood as a dancer without telling anyone at the office. We think we have an Emmy!!! We’ll let you know.
Josh Spivack has been called many things. But if he was ever called something he didn’t like, you can bet that he’d probably edit it out. That’s because Josh graduated from Arizona State where he mastered both the print and television fields. Hired by Fox Sports Arizona in 2009, Josh quickly excelled in non-linear editing, receiving two Regional Emmy nominations which he’ll one day edit to Emmy Wins. Nevertheless, Los Angeles was calling, and while continuing his editing career here he was offered an internship with BAKED FX. After working on two Lady Gaga projects and one for Sega, Josh was hired full-time where he tirelessly attempts to drink the company’s supply of coffee while serving as the offline/online editor (which might ultimately justify the coffee). Josh isn’t leaving LA anytime soon (we won’t let him), and he blesses us with his ridiculous sports rants (don’t get him started), pop culture insights (he claims Independence Day is the best movie ever made…may have a point) and his high energy, fun personality (he edited that last part in).
Born, raised, and educated in Central Florida, Evan Ghigliotty started his artistic journey by taking every art class his high school had to offer. Doing so, he earned vocational scholarships that allowed him to pursue his passions at the innovative school for the entertainment arts, Full Sail University. After graduating with a degree in Computer Animation, Evan and a group of his fellow graduates moved to Los Angeles to launch their careers. Immediately after arriving, by using his keen sense of color and sharpened eye for detail, Evan began compositing on many various film and commercial projects. Since beginning his career and expanding his professinal network, Evan has continued to hone his skills by taking additional courses at institutions such as Gnomon School of Visual Effects.
Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota Kyle knew from a young age he had passion for media. When he was in high school, using his personal camcorder, he started making music videos. Planning, directing, and editing already known songs into his own interpretation. In 2004 he attended The Art Institutes International Minnesota, where he attained a bachelors degree in science in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. Soaking everything in like a sponge, he learned a wide variety of skills from 2D compositing to many aspects of CG, and business. Most importantly learned how to teach himself. Since Kyle joined BAKED FX in July of 2009, he has worked on numerous commercials, music videos and features. All the while learning the python scripting language, which has accelerated efficiency and opened new possibilities throughout the pipeline.
There once was a boy from Mattapoisett and his name was Nick, After graduating high school he had many choices to pick RISD, Savannah, and Cal Arts were all fine, but ultimately he chose Ringling College of Art and Design. 4 years later, graduated, a BFA of Illustration in his hand, a job designing illustrations and graphics for clothing he did land. 2 years there, designing, learning, and going quite far, he noticed an opportunity, a door was ajar. Submitting a portfolio and teaching himself After Effects, Taking the leap, going a distance, Nick took up an internship at BAKED FX. Working hard, proving himself, Nick was offered a staff position in time, creating motion graphics, illustrations, and high standard design. Ever since, Nick has been proven to be a great fit for the BAKED FX crew, with that, you have reached the last line of this short story and I bid thee adieu’.
Ryan Egan was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Communication from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. With his degree, Ryan has worked as a photographer for Lifetouch and a graphic artist for Deluxe Digital Studios before moving to California to find an occupation he truly enjoys. In January of 2010, Ryan started an internship with BAKED FX to learn compositing and improve his skills as a motion graphic artist. At BAKED FX, Ryan has found what he truly enjoys doing and continues to improve as a compositor and motion graphic artist.