Crahmanti is the portmanteau of artists Heather Crank and Greg Amanti mixing up graphic and motion design to delight, surprise and create wonder. The prolific dyad is joined by a bevy of wonder makers and disruptive moonbeams sharing a combined aim of making magic.
Heather Crank is an award-winning visual artist and designer, who is equally comfortable and successful in the worlds of fine art and business. Her films have been showcased at the Guggenheim, SUPERNOVA Animation Festival and RESFest, and her clients have included firms in the tech, motion picture, music, and educational spaces. Highly versatile and skilled, her specialties include motion design, and graphic design. Heather holds a BFA in graphic design from the California College of Arts, and is a recipient of the Adobe Achievement Award.
Greg Amanti is a master mold maker, stone carver, furniture designer, and critically acclaimed artist and artisan. Greg has worked and trained at the two largest foundries on both coasts, and assisted some of the most well-known contemporary artists, including Kiki Smith. His own work (gregoryamanti.com) has garnered much attention, as well, including exhibitions at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Hinterland Art Space, the Miami Photo Salon during Art Basel and Redline Contemporary Art Center. As versatile as he is successful, Greg was awarded the "Photographers Forum Award of Excellence," and is also the founder of Eighty Split Studios, a furniture design and art studio.
David Obuchowski is a Colorado-based writer and musician. He has over 15 years of experience as a copywriter, and his clients include household names such as Schwab, Capital One, Credit Suisse, Hachette Book Group, Verizon, and many others. His specialties includes web copy, emails, taglines, white papers, articles, and far more. As a by-lined writer, he's had features published by The Daily Beast, Gawker, Deadspin, and was recently commissioned for a story by This American Life. David also has an active career in music, where he plays guitar in the internationally touring and critically acclaimed band Publicist UK (Relapse Records). He is also the co-founder, guitarist, and singer of longtime indie/post-metal band, Goes Cube (formerly of Warner Music Group, The End Records, Coextinction Recordings, and now Old Flame Records and Greenway Records). In addition to side projects, David has also expanded his music resume to include scoring. Notably, he has scored (and continues to score) videos produced by the TED organization.
Jason Lovejoy is one of the talented artists at Crahmanti who designs and creates installations. A graduate of Oregon State University, Jason was the Visual Manager at Macy's for seven years, and Presentation Specialist at REI for three years. As a freelancer Visual Merchandising Specialist, he's proud to have worked with such firms as Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, And Prana on special events, installs, and seasonal line launches. Born in Bremerton, Washington but raised on a quaint farm in rural Oregon Jason now resides in Bend, Oregon. Jason's passions include jewelry fabrication, oil painting, kayaking, cycling, creating comics, a completely harmless and totally normal obsession with Paul Bunyan and Bigfoot.
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