2 Eye Studios, Inc. was founded in 2002 by Hilary Kretchmer and David Fulp. By combining their skills, Hilary (writer, designer, programmer) and David (artist, designer) provide the following comprehensive services: copywriting, internet/intranet site design and development, desktop publishing and graphic design, and animation services, such as flash animation, character design and storyboarding. 2 Eye Studios, Inc. is located in Eugene, Oregon and currently serves clients up and down the west coast.
For over 20 years, David Fulp has worked on story, design, layout and character animation in the television and feature animation industry, with major studios such as PIXAR, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., and Film Roman. He recently completed story work on an upcoming film in Disney's Tinker Bell franchise, and has been teaching story at California Institute of the Arts.
From early in 2005 to late 2007, David worked on story development and art direction for Jack and Ben, a feature film in development at LAIKA Entertainment in Portland, Oregon. Other recent projects at Laika included the storyboard for a brief animated insert in the live-action feature film King of California, and art department work for Henry Selick's short film Moongirl.
Prior to that, David was a story artist on Universal's Curious George. During his five year tenure at PIXAR, David was a story artist on the award-winning films Toy Story 2 (which received a Golden Globe in 2000 for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy) and Monsters, Inc., and a character, prop and environment designer on the Oscar-winning Finding Nemo (Best Animated Feature, 2003). His television series work includes 101 Dalmatians, Animaniacs, Lilo & Stitch, Tazmania, The Critic, The Family Dog, The Proud Family, and Timon and Pumbaa.
David received a Certificate of Character Animation from California Institute of the Arts in 1987.
Hilary Kretchmer currently provides web design & development, graphic design, copywriting, and project management services for 2 Eye Studios, Inc. In addition, she is the part-time Marketing Director for the Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome.
From January of 1997 until it closed in May of 2003, Hilary Kretchmer worked as a webmaster for CHAT Communication Services, Inc., a telecommunications engineering, procurement and installation company in the San Francisco Bay Area. For CHAT and other clients, she developed and provided internet services, such as site hosting and design & development, under WebLink, Inc. (weblink.com), a separate corporation. In addition, Hilary provided copywriting/editing, desktop publishing and graphic design services at CHAT, taking care of brochures, proposals, marketing packets and presentations.
During roughly this same period, Hilary raised over $90,000 through writing grants, proposals and solicitations for performances and artist-in-residence programs sponsored by non-profit organizations in Marin. As well, she founded and directed her own non-profit organization, Zero Gravity Dance Theater, Inc. ZGDT's annual performance, Marin's 21st Century Dance Collaboration (M21CDC, 1999-2002), formerly the Marin County Festival of Dance (1995, 1997), showcased local choreographers and composers collaborating to create new original works. Spanning six years, the festival presented over 100 choreographers and composers and their 300+ affiliated performers. In 2003, the torch was passed to co-producer Lorien Fenton, who now produces the project under her non-profit, Dance Outré.
From 1987-2000, Hilary worked with a number of organizations, including Antenna Theater/Antenna Audio Tours, CPCollaborations, Inc., Mayflower Community Chorus, ROMA Design Group, Tamalpais Union High School District, and Yosemite National Institutes. She provided such services as desktop publishing and graphic/web design, copywriting and editing, publications coordination and production, event coordination, and administrative services. In addition she danced, choreographed, and taught contemporary dance professionally, and performed as a solo and ensemble vocalist in community theater.
Hilary holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University (1994) and a B.F.A. in Dance (1984) from California Institute of the Arts.
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