Making the Mark
Freunde von Freunden
Interview Marko Djurdjevic
Making the Mark
Freunde von Freunden
Interview Marko Djurdjevic
MASSIVE BLACK is the video game industry’s premier outsourcing studio. Located in evergreen San Francisco and spearheaded by some of the best concept artists in the business, MASSIVE BLACK stands for sheer unseen quality and raising the industry bar year by year. SIXMOREVODKA is proud to be partners and friends with this esteemed group of artists. www.massiveblack.com
Progressive film director and ex-rapper Lennart Brede is SIXMOREVODKA’s ‘fifth Beetle’, constant collaborator and the guy to go to when it comes to moving pictures. His eye for detail and talent for documentary movies is unmatched. www.lennartbrede.com
One of Germanys most profound Fashion and Beauty photographers Alexander Gnädinger is a close friend and has his studio in the neighbourhood. Infamous for his devastating BBQ parties, the SIXMOREVODKA crew is a constant bandit in his garden. www.alexander-gnaedinger.de
Nic Klein is a desperate housewife and a mega-talented illustrator. If he weren’t so lazy as to leave his apartment, he’d be working with us full time. But as it is we can only call him now and then, when his migraine allows for it. www.nic-klein.com
J.S. Rossbach, the French wonder of 80′s industrial pop/rock is a dear friend of ours and a wonderful illustrator who’s talents we can’t use often enough. http://livingrope.free.fr/
A cutting-edge arts and exhibition space has been the home of our DRAW OR DIE Symposium in the summer of 2010, and is the heartthrob in Berlin when it comes to any kind of artistic performance. Check out the Space if you’re close to Alexanderplatz. Nico Zeh and Tadi Rock, the curators of Made, along with their team are some of the nicest people one can find. www.made-blog.com
SIXMOREVODKA has a long, glorious, and close history with this veritable juggernaut of the comic world. The home of Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron-Man, Thor, Captain America and many other pop-culture icons has been a long contractor and partly even family for our artists. Check them out, for they’re ever changing and constantly pushing new territory…at www.marvel.com
Mark runs Splashpage Comic Art, where he curates dozens of famous comic book artists and has been Marko’s art dealer on the North American market for years. If you’re checking into what originals are available, it’s always worth to take a look into www.splashpageart.com
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Berlin, March 2011
WB GAMES/ WARNER BROTHERS
GUERRILLA GAMES/ SONY
VISCERAL GAMES/ EA
KEEN GAMES/ KOCH MEDIA
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
DARK AGE GAMES
ALDERAC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
SIXMOREVODKA is a Berlin based outsourcing partner for the entertainment industry with a focus on 2D artwork and art related services.
With an international client list from movies to video games to comics, SIXMOREVODKA is one of the most prolific and experienced young studios on the market. Our strong work ethic, in house production and management, creative idea development and problem solving make us one efficient collective that can take on any task related to our fields of expertise.
Our in house artists come with up to 15 years of industry experience, a sharpened skill set and competitive business rates as a solution to any problem you might face in the pipeline.
Founded by Marko Djurdjevic, veteran concept- and cover artist in 2006 as a brand name for his creative output, SIXMOREVODKA first grew into a physical studio at its brand new location in 2010. Today we host some of Berlin’s hottest up and coming artists, with a cultural heritage hailing from America, Ireland, Germany, Serbia and the Czech Republic. Tapping urban pop culture and networking social media, the SIXMOREVODKA team can imbue any project with life.
For questions and inquiries, bookings, rates, pricing and availability please write an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to give us a call during business hours 10:00am – 6:00pm CET at our studio: +49 30 762 310 31
Our full-fledged production facility is your place to go for any kind of entertainment art you need.
With an in house art direction, we’re able to deliver the exact style you’re aiming for, and with our in house production we guarantee that you will receive your assets in time. Our track record has proven us as a highly dependable outsourcing partner that can deliver the best quality in the shortest term. Our in house artists come with up to 15 years of industry experience, from several walks of life, with a cutting edge to idea development and a razor sharp skill set. With our worldwide network of artists and partners, we are able to handle every gig, from small to tall.
Our areas of expertise include:
Movies, Music Videos, Video Games
Cover and Box art, Promotional Artwork, Licensing Artwork
Cover & Interior Art, Product based Entertainment Design
Storyboards, Sequentials, Moodboards, Set Design, Concept Design
Ads, Motion Comics, Short Films, Music Videos, Features
For aspiring artists & art students SIXMOREVODKA offers several small weekend seminars at our studio throughout the year. These seminars are a window into our day-to-day job; they include basics that are needed at the entry level into the industry, as well as in depth information from our team of professionals. Previous seminars have covered such topics as ‘contrast theory’, ‘symbolism in formative media’, as well as live demonstrations in the areas of ‘cover and concept design’, ‘insights into composition’, and ‘business and freelancer pricing information’.
For 2011 we have no immediate announcements yet. If you want to get information first hand to be considered for attendance please subscribe to our newsletter.
SIXMOREVODKA in conjunction with its industry partner MASSIVE BLACK organize and hold large-scale art symposiums worldwide.
These events attract hundreds of art students, artists, beginners and professionals alike to come to these 4-day festivals and learn from the finest hand-selected group of industry veterans what it takes to break into the industry, learn from their applied knowledge, watch live demonstrations, participate in traditional and digital life drawing and painting sessions and listen to behind the scenes stories. The Symposiums are a stepping-stone for many aspiring artists to break into the industry since SIXMOREVODKA and MASSIVE BLACK are opening the doors to professional headhunters and talent scouts to search for the next breakout talent on the spot.
For more information about the look and feel of these events we invite you to check out our milestone documentary DRAW OR DIE, featuring our 2010 mega event “MADE” in Berlin Germany, in the EVENT section of our site.
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The artists of SIXMOREVODKA have been successful teachers and lecturers at several schools and universities such as the FILMAKADEMIE LUDWIGSBURG in Germany, or the SCOULA INTERNATONALE DI COMICS in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Companies like UBISOFT Bucharest have invited us in the past to lecture their in house concept art teams about approach, technique and high end marketing design. If you are interested in booking our artists to assist and lecture at your art school, university, your studio or set up a seminar for your art team, feel free to inquire about rates and availability by writing an E-Mail to email@example.com
You have an idea but not the right people to visualize it? You have visualisation but you don’t know if you’re hitting your target? SIXMOREVODKA is offering consulting plans where we take a sharp look at your product and ask the right questions. Who are you aiming for, what is your target group and why are you missing that last little detail that is going to sell your idea. With our combined industry experience, we’re able to look at your early scribbles and predict the value of a certain approach, point out helping directions and get to the core of what makes your product extraordinary and accessible for the market.
SIXMOREVODKA TURNS INTO A CORPORATION- 21.06.2012
As of the 19th of June 2012, the sole proprietorship and outsourcing label SIXMOREVODKA has become incorporated, splitting the SIXMOREVODKA brand into 2 separate entities, the SIXMOREVODKA studio GmbH and SIXMOREVODKA production GmbH.
Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic becomes President of the SIXMOREVODKA studio GmbH, Till Samer becomes President of the SIXMOREVODKA production GmbH. Marko Djurdjevic stays the Owner/Founder and Art Director of both entities.
SIXMOREVODKA studio GmbH will continue to deliver the highest quality asset work for video games, movies, and other entertainment media that it has been known for.
“SIXMOREVODKA has never been in a better position than now, to expand it’s business to a corporate level and allow for our ideas to grow and become dominant on the market. The SIXMOREVODKA outsourcing wing has established itself as one of the premier outsourcing studios to go to. With a potent client roster of over 50 major publishers and developers like SONY, WARNER BROS, DISNEY, HASBRO and many more as our immediate support, SIXMOREVODKA has been braced for the future. We will continue to provide some of the best artwork in the industry and we will keep cultivating our potential.” says Marko Djurdjevic.
SIXMOREVODKA Production GmbH, will become the major outlet for the creative efforts of SIXMOREVODKA studio GmbH, functioning as the publisher of Merchandise, Art Books, High Quality Prints, Clothing and much, much more. SIXMOREVODKA production GmbH will publicly present it’s first publication schedule in August 2012. Till Samer, who has been the successful national art representative of Marko Djurdjevic and other major names in the Visual Arts industry, assumes his responsibilities as the new President of SIXMOREVODKA production GmbH immediately.
“I’m very fortunate to be part of such an energetic group of artists and I’m more than excited to finally build a publication schedule around all the amazing things these guys have been working on. SIXMOREVODKA is such a promising brand under which banner so much is possible.” says Till Samer.
Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic goes on to say,
“I’m very fortunate to see our hard work over the last two years come to fruition. I’m proud that we’ve been able to grow to this level through determination, an amazing team and their incredible spirit. We’ve accomplished all of this without compromising our commitment to quality. We’re going to continue being dedicated on providing our clients with a world-class level of quality and I’m confident in the good things that are awaiting us. I’m thankful to the team we assembled and I’m exceptionally eager to see what comes next.”
SIXMOREVODKA studio GmbH and SIXMOREVODKA production GmbH, look forward to building upon our existing relationships, brands, products and our own personal skills set from this exciting new platform.
SIXMOREVODKA NEWSFLASH – 15.09.2011
SIXMOREVODKA keeps on growing!
Ville Kinnunen, concept artist for Bioware’s Dragon Age is switching positions and joining our team in Berlin as a Senior Concept Artist come November 1st. We’re incredibly excited to get such a high end professional to join our already existing power units.
Hailing from Finland Ville Kinnunen initially broke into the industry by designing characters for Funcom’s Age Of Conan in Norway. Still a young lad at the time his brilliant character design skills started shining through when he breathed life into the costumes and armors of Conan and his many enemies. After Funcom, he took his skills to the next level working for Bioware in Edmonton, Canada, where he was tasked to embellish the Dragon Age universe and proved himself once more an invaluable team asset.
His next big step is our Studio in Berlin (the poor guy has to move such vast distances) where his character design abilities are going to be needed for SIXMOREVODKA’s huge workload. Cheers to our newest team member and don’t forget to check out his Portfolio at: http://cghub.com/images/view/144691/
LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS NOW EVERY THURSDAY
Due to the enormous reception and feedback we’ve gotten in the past few months, our team has decided to amp up the volume and hold our Life Drawing Sessions on a weekly basis- every Thursday evening. We have open spots every now and then, so feel free to apply for a seat if you want to brush up your skills.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have rotating models, free drinks, music and an overall sweet atmosphere for only 20,- EURO per session.
Check our Blog and Facebook profile for additional session announcements.
SIXMOREVODKA is always interested to work together with the best artists in the industry and enlarge our network. If you feel you have what it takes to make an impression, send us your portfolio to email@example.com or feel free to make an appointment during business hours.
Please understand that we don’t have the time to review portfolios, give pointers or show you what’s wrong, so we’re asking for serious applications only.
SIXMOREVODKA is always looking for and hiring new models, both male and female, for our Life Drawing sessions. Please understand that we search exclusively for models that have no problem with posing nude. The sessions are always in small groups, no photos allowed and your privacy is secured. If you’re interested, please send us your photos or Sedcard to firstname.lastname@example.org