Partner / Creative Director
One part hip hop nerd, one part sci-fi lover, a heavy dose of skateboarding, and a garnish of abstract animation—that’s how you concoct a Jay cocktail (get yourself a nice rocks glass, trust us).
Prior to co-founding ROVE and putting his creative stamp on work for clients like Spotify, Toyota, Complex, and many more, Jay began his career creating branded content for the likes of Pernod Ricard and JEEP. He discovered a love for directing music videos and worked with record labels like Mello Music Group, Stones Throw Records, Atlantic Records, and Virgin Records.
When he’s not busting out a nollie 360 flip on his skateboard (Google it, it’s impressive), he can be found conjuring up conceptual, playful, and inventive work spanning live-action, animation, and mixed media.
Partner / Executive Producer
Gabe’s first ever job was working as a ‘grom’ at his local surf shop at the age of 13 and was paid in surfboard wax. He inherited a love of film and image-making from his dad and never looked back.
After a stint working as a cinematographer at VICE under Spike Jonze’s creative department and for VICE On HBO, he went on to create films in the surf and outdoor industries across Hawaii and Australia (there was still surfboard wax involved but slightly less this time around). As a founding partner of ROVE, managing the big picture of the company while also making time to be involved with each of the projects is where he thrives.
Outside of work, Gabe is on the board of More Women Surf+, a non-profit dedicated to fostering an inclusive outdoor community in board sports, and is an advisor to Blueprint Surf Company, a 3D-printed surfboard manufacturer.
Head of Production
It’s hard to tell if Jake’s a great producer because of his natural prowess with organization, or if it’s just the coffee fueled trance he get’s into every day. Either way, Jake has his s#&% together!
After graduating from NYU, he began his career in the Big Apple producing commercials and learning the ins and outs of agencies and production companies small and large. It was there that he met Rosie, a Boston Terrier. After Rosie decided that Jake would be a good human for her, he had no choice but to move to LA. It’s what she wanted. He also got accepted into UCLA to pursue his MBA, but the move was mostly for Rosie.
Beyond his beloved pup, Jake loves nothing more than a tidy budget, flawless production schedule, and every organizational tool under the sun.
Lead Animator / Post Supervisor
Who else do you know that has extensive 2D and 3D animation chops and is also a budding theremin musician? There can only be one—it’s Jared Flynn.
Cutting his teeth in the broadcast space for clients such as National Geographic, NOVA and The History Channel, Jared began his career pushing keyframes around at an award winning documentary house. From there, he moved onto running the animation capability at a large digital agency for clients like Welch’s and Harvard Business School.
You can now find Jared masterfully conducting keyframes at ROVE for all of our animated projects like the maestro he is, and lending his expertise every step of the way. He’s basically a superhero in human form.
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