Los Angeles—Director, designer and artist Ken Lambert has signed with Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in the United States. Lambert, who is based in Australia, has created ads for major brands in Australia, Asia and Europe, including Coca Cola, Disney, Hyundai, Pepsi, Optus, Foxtel, Kenmore, Sanitarium and VW. He is known for his strong visual style and storytelling skills.
Lambert initially met Accomplice Media Executive Producer Mel Gragido several years ago while in the U.S. for a project shoot. They stayed in touch and looked for an opportunity to collaborate. “What I like about Accomplice is their hunger to do great work and see their directors succeed in a very competitive market,” Lambert notes. “They are solid people with good character, straight talking and very human.”
“We are excited about Ken and what he brings to Accomplice,” said Executive Producer Jeff Snyder. “Ken is able to handle a range of visual projects and brings a designer’s mind to VFX projects. He also isn’t limited to VFX and loves working with talent and bringing out great performances.”
“What resonates for me with Kens work is that every piece he does, regardless of the amount of live action or visual effects involved possesses a magical quality that really engages the viewer,” adds Gragido.
Lambert is the founder of the live action production company Sheepish Lion and Creative Director of the design studio Ink Project, both based in Sydney. His directing career spans 14 years with his most recent project being a campaign for Disneyland, Shanghai, currently in post-production. Other notable recent work includes an ongoing campaign for Foxtel, Australia, featuring actor Chris Hemsworth. In its latest iteration, the star of Thor strolls through the sets of different television shows, seamlessly knitted together through clever camera work and special effects.
“I am interested in creating engaging pieces that are well crafted and evoke a strong emotive response,” Lambert says. “My range is diverse, from simple narrative-based pieces to abstracted art. My background in design and post production sees me often combine narrative elements with visual effects and design.”
After studying art and design at the University of Western Sydney, Lambert began his career with Earth Exchange Museum. He later served as Creative Director at Garner MacLennan Design before joining Ink Project in 2001. His work there included broadcast campaigns for SyFy, SBS, TVNZ Network One, 2, 7, Maori Television, Foxtel Movies, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Games, the Arts Channel and World Heritage Channel. Lambert is also a photographer and fine-art painter.
Lambert says that he is eager to work with U.S. agencies. “I am a collaborative person, focused on creating high quality outcomes for the project at hand,” he notes. “I am idea focused and bring a wealth of experience and talent to every project. More so, I am a storyteller capable of bringing diverse techniques to convey a story or message.”