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Elias Arts Promotes Christopher Kimo Kemp to Associate Creative Director

Santa Monica, CA, July 23, 2008 – Elias Arts, the world’s most honored, original music, sound design and audio identity production company, has promoted Christopher (Kimo) Kemp to the position of Associate Creative Director. He had been Senior Composer. The announcement was made today by Ann Haugen, Executive Producer/GM, Elias Arts.

In his new position, Kimo will play an integral role in the creative management of incoming jobs. Concurrently, he will continue his successful songwriting career, writing music on a daily basis for top TV commercials, while also furthering his scope within the area of scoring for feature films. Said Haugen, “Kimo’s talent, hard work and dedication during the past 17 years continue to be a cornerstone of this office. He has contributed significantly to our company’s on-going success for many, many years.â€?


Christopher “Kimo� Kemp began working for Elias Arts in l991, and a few years later, relocated to the West Coast along with Elias Arts founder Jonathan Elias, helping to establish the company’s West Coast office. Since completing his first TV spot project, Levi’s “Street Kids,� directed by David Fincher, Kimo has since composed original music for numerous commercials. These include the infamous eTrade spot, “Monkey,� as well as eBay’s “Toy Boat� and Nike’s “Swing,� to name only a few tracks.

Kimo’s various accolades have included a 2006 AICP Award for the spot “Nike Swing,� and a 2005 AICP honor for his work on eBay’s “Toy Boat� spot. His other credits include the rearrangement of Universal’s logo for “ET’s 25th Anniversary,� and the composition “She Blows Herself Away� for actress Rosanna Arquette’s feature film, “All We Are Saying.�


For 25 years, Elias Arts has used the emotional power of music and sound to launch, grow and reposition the most recognized brands and companies around the world. The company has worked with well over half of the Fortune 1000 companies, and has helped to turn numerous startups into everyday brand names.

With offices in Santa Monica and New York, global resources, and a renowned roster of gifted composers, producers, and marketers, the mission of Elias Arts is to apply the powers of music and sound in unique and creative ways.

Elias Arts is the recipient of over 700 major industry awards from around the world, including numerous Clios and Cannes Lions. Among the company’s clients are AOL, Mastercard, Sony, Columbia Pictures, Nike, Apple, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Ebay, Honda, Intel, Visa, Yahoo, Universal Studios, Microsoft, McDonalds, ESPN and General Motors, to name just a few. For more information, please visit