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Celebrating our first year


Here's to continuing our passion for animation.

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Celebrating our first year


Here's to continuing our passion for animation.

One Year Ago We Started Something New. Something Big. 

On July 20, 2014, former LAIKA/house President Lourri Hammack, Creative Director Kirk Kelley and Managing Director of Strategic Operations Al Cubillas launched HouseSpecial from a strong legacy of animation born under the Will Vinton Studio and LAIKA banners.  

What happened next was a whirlwind of re-branding, sleep deprivation, gratitude, tequila and excitement. Six months later, our business was (not surprisingly) booming and we decided to relocate to a new, open studio in Northeast Portland. Now, a year later, we are looking back at some big success – including creating multiple spots with Supercell and Barton F. Graf 9000 for the Boom Beach® CG-animated campaign and a stop-motion short for Häagen-Dazs® with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

During this last year, we also gained notoriety this year with the award-winning CG short film A Tale of Momentum & Inertia, which found a second life as an advertising campaign for Indeed.com.

Looking toward 2016, we look forward the same success and are full of gratitude for everyone - artists to clients - who believed in and collaborated with us. 

Cheers!

Meet our new Northeast Rep Kelly Salmon

We are excited to add her expertise to our animation studio’s creative team. Kelly is the founder of independent New York-based repping firm Hunt & Gather and has worked with The Artists Company, Hungry Man, Believe and Curious Pictures, Jennifer Warren, Giraldi and IDENTITY. Most recently, she held the position of Head of Sales at New York editorial house BlueRock.

Read more about Kelly.