Radar Studios Signs Award Winning Director Kathleen Lorden
March 26, 2014 by Screenmag
Radar Studios, a Chicago-based integrated Production Studio, is has announced the signing of Director Kathleen Lorden to their diverse directorial roster. With ten years of agency experience, Lorden brings with her an impeccable comedic sense and eye for art in the mundane. Lorden has worked with an array of clients, such as Disney, Green Day, Microsoft, Sony, and Visa, through agencies like Y&R, BBDO, Havas, and Abelson Taylor.
A natural story teller and artist, Lorden found her place in advertising as an Art Director, working with industry talents such as Oliver Stone, Todd Haynes and Nora Ephron. It was working with these Directors that inspired Lorden to return to the classroom to receive her MFA from Art Center College of Design. Since graduation, Lorden has been honored by Cannes with The Young Director’s Award, has been named to Shoot’s New Director Showcase, has been selected as an AICP Show Honoree, has received a CLIO award, and several ADDY’s. When asked about her inspiration for success, Lorden said, “My dad’s lessons in leadership resonate most. He believes that you can succeed in any business by simply working hard and being nice.” Spoken like a true Midwesterner, it is this mindset that makes Lorden such a pleasure to work with.
In her partnership with RADAR, Lorden plans to focus on commercial work, employing her style of “strong, simple concepts with great characters and memorable visuals.” Executive Producer Graham Gangi says of Lorden, “We are thrilled to have Kathleen join the RADAR team. Her excellent sense of wit, performance, and art direction, is an incredible addition to our director roster. Kathleen’s talents are a great example of how RADAR is continuing to push ourselves to provide a wide range of creative offerings.”