Kimberly Mallek has over 17 years experience in graphic design and marketing communications. Leading the design division of Mighty Fudge Studios, she specializes in brand packaging, private label development and retail promotions. She makes it her business to understand your business to assure your expectations are met, and better yet, exceeded. Her career includes brand development for Walmart, Marketside, Celestial Seasonings, Hain Foods, Wild Oats Markets, AeroGrow International, Earth Balance, and Whole Foods Market. To keep her creative spirit fresh, she sings in a Denver vocal jazz ensemble and just finished recording her 3rd full length CD, a mix of original music and jazz standards. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in design from James Madison University. She sits on the executive board of the AIGA Colorado as Treasurer.
Patrick Mallek is a 24-year veteran in the creative industry and an multi-award winning animator. As a youngster he thought his calling was as an illustrator, a plan that was crushed when his mentor Curly Campbell told him he was an "idea man." The ideas have been flowing freely ever since; to date, he’s written and directed over 50 animated shorts. His films have aired on MTV Networks and screened at countless festivals, nationally and internationally including SXSW, Spike & Mike and Animation Block Party. He’s developed animation programming for Clear Channel Radio and Premiere Radio Network, has created wildly successful flash videos, feature film title work, music videos, and animated shorts that have gone viral on YouTube. He is the animation director and juror for the Boulder International Film Festival and an active member of ASIFA. Patrick may or may not also have a black belt. With a gold buckle.