Santa Monica, CA (July 28, 2008)–Original music, sound design and audio identity production company Elias Arts has promoted Christopher “Kimo” Kemp to the position of associate creative director from his former title of senior composer.
In his new position, Kimo will play an integral role in the creative management of incoming jobs. Concurrently, he will continue his songwriting career, writing music on a daily basis for TV commercials, while also furthering his scope within the area of scoring for feature films. Said Ann Haugen, executive producer/GM, Elias Arts, “Kimo’s talent, hard work and dedication during the past 17 years continue to be a cornerstone of this office. He has contributed significantly to our company’s on-going success for many, many years.”
Kimo began working for Elias Arts in New York City in l991, and a few years later, relocated along with Elias Arts founder Jonathan Elias to help establish the company’s West Coast office. Since completing his first TV spot project, Levi’s “Street Kids,” directed by David Fincher, Kimo has since composed original music for numerous commercials. These include the infamous eTrade spot, “Monkey,” as well as eBay’s “Toy Boat” and Nike’s “Swing,” to name only a few tracks.
Kimo’s various accolades have included a 2006 AICP Award for the Nike “Swing” spot and a 2005 AICP honor for his work on eBay’s “Toy Boat” spot. His other credits include the rearrangement of Universal’s logo for “ET’s 25th Anniversary,” and the composition “She Blows Herself Away” for actress Rosanna Arquette’s feature film, All We Are Saying.