The art of digital. Literally. Dose is a full service production and design studio that creates everything from sketches and storyboards to 3d animation and broadcast commercial spots . We move at the speed of today’s brands. But more than doing things faster, they enable us to
do things better. Please contact us with any of your creative needs.
After graduating from Northwestern University’s film program, Mitch Apley began his career as an intern for a video engineering department during a major rebuild of a mid-sized, full service production company, Post Effects where he eventually became GM and Creative Director, keeping live action directing at the center of his focus.
In 2005, Mitch was brought in to help finish building out a newly constructed, 30,000 square foot studio facility, Resolution Digital Studios. At RDS, Mitch oversaw and/or directed productions for brands such as Kellogg’s, Morton Salt, CH Robinson, NBC Universal, BMO Harris Bank, March Madness and many more…
In 2011, Mitch was asked to move to the agency-side by one of his clients, AbelsonTaylor where he helped build the video production group, Dose. Mitch continues to direct productions for the agency as well as passion projects such as the 48 hour film project.
Audrey is a Senior Producer who guided edit houses & production companies in NYC, top animation & VFX studios here in Chicago, and she is thrilled to join Dose & AbelsonTaylor for the next big campaigns. Her most notable clients include Capital One, Kool-Aid, Land Rover, Colgate, Advocate Health, Ford, Allstate, Kleenex, and of course McDonalds. Audrey facilitates effective collaboration between creatives and clients, and then executes jobs based on the best strategies and ideas. Her areas of expertise are: concepting, visual effects, editorial, 3D animation, 2D & cell animation, and audio design.
After working as a young lad in London at Ogilvy & Mather Jack came to America in 1985 and started working in the pharmaceutical advertising business in Chicago, after working freelance for a couple of years he found Dose and has been working here ever since. Fast forward twenty five years later, Dose was formed and Jack has found a new home…within a home.
Hi, I’m Joel. I joined Dose in the spring of 2012. I split my time between photo/video and animation.
I own a cat. I’m from the Midwest and therefore find the task of writing about myself to be deeply uncomfortable, which at this point I imagine is readily apparent. So I asked a friend to write this bio for me. She wrote a haiku about me instead. funny sharp witty / a creator with talent / what’s more to ask for?
Good job, Friend Who Didn’t Want Credit for this haiku!
After growing tired of shoveling manure and shucking corn in the fields of Iowa, Colin migrated to Chicago
in order to chase his creative endeavors. Getting his start in designing websites for fried chicken vendors, he moved on to work at High Voltage Software creating video game cinematics. Curious to try his hand at something new, he joined up with the guys at The Burback Brothers working on vfx and animation for commercials. Colin has now joined the ranks of Dose churning out creative gold. When he isn’t working on something crazy at Dose, he’s probably working on his life size sand sculpture of the Death Star or creatively vomiting on cardboard walls.
Chris has worn a lot of different hats over the past 20 years, from Graphic Designer to Creative Director, Illustrator to Photo retoucher, 3D artist and everything in-between. He has a wealth of experience in retail marketing, promotions, toy and pharma package design, storyboards and concept illustration. He also spent the last 12 years working at his own design studio, Crazy3dman. To top it all off, Chris also worked at big agencies like, Frankel & Co. and ARC WorldWide with such brands as; Target, Sears, Visa, Hasbro, Wendy’s and Scholastic.
Before arriving at Dose, Lauren graduated from the University of Missouri, studying Journalism and Broadcast. She is fluent in Spanish and will head up our newest satellite office—Dose Cozumel. (kidding) During her extensive career, Lauren has worked on various commercial spots, like Pizza Hut and Alpo Dog Food at McGarryBowen. While at Fox, she worked on Empire. Then there is “Kitchen Crashers” for HGTV and “I Pity the Tool” with the infamous Mr. T! If that isn’t enough, she’s even worked on training videos for the FBI.
Derek started his design adventures at Somersault, then at Avenue Edit in 2005. After a few years, he jumped into the freelance pool, working at almost every major design studio in the Chicagoland Area including; Digital Kitchen, Leviathan, Vitamin Pictures, Filmworkers Club, Havas Worldwide, VSA Partners, Leo Burnett, Energy BBDO, Gravitytank, and The Colony. He has worked with well-known clients such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, McDonalds, IBM, Sears, Callaway Golf, and many more.