Creative Director & Principal
As the creative force behind Almost Gold, Linas had a vision that can be traced back to his start in the explosive growth of the design-driven VFX industry in Southern California. An early team member at the launch of Motion Theory, Linas rose through the ranks to run commercial and music video shoots for HP, Reebok, Beck, SyFy Channel and Velvet Revolver, among others.
Returning to Chicago to be Director of 3D at Digital Kitchen, Linas expanded his leadership role with projects for top-tiered clients including Coke, Target, PBS and McDonald's.
Furthering his career on the freelance market, Linas began working with studios such as MK12, Thornberg & Forester, Decoy, and Radar Studios. After an extended stint with Vitamin Pictures, Linas officially came on board in 2010 as an Art Director and head of 3D. After nearly three years, he moved on to lead the VFX department at Method Studios newest office in Chicago.
With all of that extensive experience, it was only natural that the next shop he would help build into a successful business was his own. Almost Gold was built by design and established in July of 2014.