Pete Sussi is a veteran creative director, videographer and 3D animator. For more than two decades, he has headed up major design studios based in the New York metropolitan area. Pete’s diverse experience includes clients ranging from major sports teams, entertainment and consumer brands, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, The History Channel and General Mills Cereals. As well as top Fortune 500 corporations like HP, Novartis and CA Technologies. His work has been featured in prestigious books and magazines such as Expose, 3D World magazine, CG Society, and various design awards.
Mark FoscoloSr. Editor / 3D
Mark Foscolo is vital to all creative endeavors at PlatPlat. He is a dynamic editor, camera operator and audio man. Mark knows how to build a story in video footage that fully pays off a corporate message. His meticulous attention to detail means that he can take the most complex projects and manage them without a hitch. As Pete Sussi’s right-hand man since 2008, he is prolific not just in creating sizzling video and motion graphics, but also in delivering vibrant 3D animation and visual effects. Plus, as an accomplished musician, Mark is able to make sure that our sound design is second to none.
Sam CustodioSr. Copywriter
Sam Custodio is PlatPlat’s go-to guy for writing dynamic copy for our clients. He has a very rare combination of skills; he’s extremely strategic, so he can come in, literally, at a client’s ground floor and help shape the direction of a video campaign, when necessary … he’s extremely thorough (never missing a detail) … and creative (making even the most complex products and services understandable with scripting that’s always on target). Sam’s depth of experience and positive attitude help make our clients comfortable from the get-go.
Dan PöchtragerMotion Designer
Dan is the newest and youngest of the Platypus team, but his knowledge of software and attention to detail is that of a much more seasoned veteran. You can often see him compositing some of the more difficult scenes for feature films or playing with one of the more complex motion graphic plugins. When not behind his desk, you’ll usually find Dan grinding away on his skateboard.
Stuart RaceyBusiness Development
Stu Racey truly enjoys developing new business with clients across both PlatPlat’s corporate and entertainment divisions. His background includes over twenty years of experience in advertising, entertainment and event marketing. He has written award-winning copy, produced large scale festivals, created brand integrations in major movies and tv shows and worked with hundreds of companies in creating customized sponsorship programs. Stu is detail-oriented, as in or out-of-the-box as the job requires and can sing and play a non-stop medley of classic rock from the 60’s and 70’s should you have a request.