TOMATO BEACH IS A NEW YORK BASED CREATIVE PRODUCTION STUDIO SPECIALIZING IN DESIGN AND ANIMATION.
Our virtual studio model enables us to work with some of the best talent in the industry. We pursue projects that align with our curiosity and values, collaborating with organizations and individuals whose work aims to educate and bring about positive change.
KIRILL YERETSKY | CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER
Before TomatoBeach, Kirill worked at R/GA, a leading Advertising Agency, as an Executive Creative Director in the Content Studio, where he directed and supervised a wide range of animated and live-action content. In his eleven years with the agency, he played a key role in developing and running the animation studio, which serviced the agency’s global clients. Most recently, Kirill was the Art Director on Stephen Colbert’s SHOWTIME satirical animated series “Our Cartoon President”. His design department was responsible for the creation of all characters, props and environments for the show. Previously, Kirill had the unique pleasure of working as the Animation Studio Creative Director for Jon Stewart’s satirical animated episodic project for HBO. This role encompassed Art Direction and Animation Direction, including all aspects of Character Design, Modeling, 3D and 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, and Visual Effects.
GERTA XHELO | CREATIVE PRODUCER, CO-FOUNDER
Gerta is the Content Producer at TED-Ed. Since joining TED in 2013, she has co-curated and managed the editorial and visual production of 900+ educational videos which have reached over 1 billion viewers around the world. Prior to TED-Ed she was the Creative Resource Manager at The Mill, a world leading visual effects studio, where she recruited and developed talent for the 2D department. For the past year Gerta has been teaching a career strategies course at The School of Visual Arts, as well as Pratt University in NY.