Full-service artistic manufacturing firm Where The Buffalo Roam (WTBR) has signed Director Azsa West. Her work is usually described as “spellbinding, insanity-inducing, mind-blowing, and gooey.” Alongside the best way, West has amassed a powerful roster of purchasers, together with Nike, Shiseido, and Stunning Folks, to call a couple of. At WTBR, she has already directed plenty of shorts for Nike as a part of the model’s “Palms On” and “Proof of Idea” sequence.

“We love Azsa’s sensibility, coronary heart, and dedication to her work,” says Tim Pries, WTBR Co-Founder/Govt Producer. “We couldn’t be happier to have her be part of the household.”

“The The place the Buffalo Roam staff has created a really welcoming house the place individuals can present up and be their most genuine selves — one thing that is essential to me,” provides West. “This sort of surroundings is essential to creating nice work, so I’m excited to be their new pal.”

Along with directing, West is an award-winning artistic director at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, a job she continues to carry. Over the course of a decade, she has led artistic out of 4 international Wieden + Kennedy places of work, plus a short detour to Hollywood as an leisure advertising agent at CAA. She has labored on initiatives for such manufacturers as Instagram, Coca-Cola, Google, Disney, Goal, LAIKA Studios, and Airbnb, amongst others.

Initially from a small surf city in California, West was all the time destined for a path in creativity, impressed by her painter mother and skater dad. She studied pictures and illustration at California School of Arts earlier than transferring to W+Okay 12, Wieden + Kennedy’s experimental faculty, with an emphasis on movie, ideation, artwork route, and writing. An artist in her personal proper, West’s drawings have been printed right into a guide known as “Nature Examine on Lonesome Island.” She has additionally exhibited works at galleries and venues in Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Portland, New York Metropolis, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney.

Whether or not she’s artistic directing on leisure advertising for the stop-motion animated horror function “Coraline” or co-creating a documentary on NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony, West brings her inventive, scrappy DIY aesthetic along with her. She is presently engaged on a screenplay for an episodic sequence about her mom, in addition to one other brief for the Nike “Palms On” marketing campaign. As a queer-identified individual of shade, West strives to create movies within the spirit of authenticity and experimentation.

“I’ve all the time been thinking about how visible expression can elevate your message,” concludes West. “Creating work for underrepresented communities is particularly thrilling for me. It’s a chance to carry my standpoint into that house; one which’s very private for me.”


About The place the Buffalo Roam:

WTBR is a full-service manufacturing firm with places of work in Oakland and Los Angeles. Its strategy is easy: Be good individuals. Make good issues. Latest purchasers embody Google, Webflow, Robinhood, Gymshark, and Vespa.