MONOGRAM TEAM
PIER NICOLA D'AMICO

Principal / Photographer / Director / DP

Don’t let the formality of Pier Nicola D’Amico’s name fool you. Nic, as he’s known to friends and clients alike, grew up in Philadelphia and eventually made his way to New York City to study at Cooper Union School of Art. There Nic experimented with the formal and technical intersections between painting and photography. Little did he know that those early experiments would lead him to the development of an innovative visual style that would put him on the vanguard of film and commercial directing today.  With over 25 years of experience in sports and celebrity work,  including many collaboratons with NFL Films, he’s made it a point to be ahead of the curve by pushing the limits of his own style and the technology itself. When Nic embraced digital capture and post, the practice was in its nascent stages. Through his commitment to learning and his ambition to make compelling images, he now stands as one of the most stylish innovators of the digital panoply. It’s no surprise then that Nic’s clients greatly value his expertise both on set and in post-production. In fact, one of the things his clients appreciate most is his ability to listen and to distill their ideas into something truly effective, creative, iconic.

RICK ANGELI

VP of Business Development

Rick manages the sales and marketing of Monogram to both national and regional clients, always focusing on client satisfaction. Rick is well known in the commercial production community from his previous long tenure as Director of Sales at NFL Films.

MARIE PATRIARCA

Executive Producer

As Executive Producer at Monogram, Marie brings over 20 years of production experience. More than a decade of her career was spent as an Executive Producer at one of the most respected and prolific commercial production facilities, NFL Films. Clients and agencies including Feld Entertainment, Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey Worldwide and Weiden+Kennedy all have relied on Marie’s amazing ability to deliver the highest quality productions, both on time and on budget.

DAVID BAUER

Senior Editor / Colorist

David is a skilled and creative editor and colorist who brings many years of experience to Monogram’s edit bays. His previous work includes extensive commercial sports experience, having cut numerous projects for the NHL, NFL, MLB and UFC as well as the Olympics and Tour de France.  David's work on "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment" earned him an Emmy win in the Documentary category.

DENISE HURST GREEN

Account Manager

Denise oversees projects from beginning to end. As a client's primary contact, she's responsible for meeting and exceeding client expectations as work moves through the Monogram studio. Denise has over 20 years of production and post account management experience with corporate, agency and independent organizations.

RICARDO RIVERA

Principal / Director

Ricardo is a visual artist, filmmaker and a true pioneer of video projection mapping, having earned a United States patent in 2007 for his technological breakthroughs in the medium. His work has been featured multiple times at the Sundance Film Festival, including the commissioned festival bumper in 2014. He has created groundbreaking visual installations at nightclubs and parties all over the globe, tour visuals for artists Sun Airway and Twin Shadow, and directed music videos for Frankie Rose and Kurt Vile (among others). His work as a formal artist has included installations at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. In the advertising world, brands including Nike, Target, NBC Sports and Adult Swim have sought his unique ability to use video projection art as a bridge between architecture, lighting design and filmmaking for conventional commercials as well as projects unconstrained by the screen. The common element in all of Ricardo’s work, from advertising stunts to formal art installations, is groundbreaking creativity and technological innovation.

KEVIN RITCHIE

Director of Production & Post

Kevin brings 13 years of camera department experience to Monogram’s modern digital workflow, having worked as a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Digital Imaging Technician and commercial and documentary Editor.  Working on-set and in post production, Kevin oversees Monogram’s commitment to maintaining the highest quality images across all platforms; including TV, the web, and mobile devices.

MASA WAKABAYASHI

Lead Animator

A native of Tokyo, Japan, Masa combines an understanding of international trends in design, culture and aesthetics with a mastery of the technology required to produce groundbreaking animation and motion graphics. His work for Apple, HBO and Food Network brought him to the attention of Monogram, where he leads a staff of talented and dedicated artists.

JASON HARMON

Senior 3D Artist

Jason brings over 12 years of TV industry knowledge to Monogram’s graphics department, with experience in design, editorial and animation. As senior 3-D artist, Jason uses the latest and best digital tools to create ground breaking animation, motion graphics, and VFX. Prior to Jason joining Monogram, he was at Bigsmack, Atomic Pictures and Leo Ticheli Productions.

LISA CAVALLARO

Account Manager

Lisa brings hustle, creative thinking and 20 years of experience to the Account Management Team.

She has worked on Broadcast Production & Post Production, Web & Venue Content, Graphics Packages, Promos, Films and Corporate Videos in Philly and LA. Lisa's path through Client Services, Facility Coordination / Operations, Sales, Post Supervision and Project Management places her in an exceptional position to understand client needs, the creative process, technical specs, workflows, deliverables, and budgets.  Lisa believes in open communication with clients and creatives to ensure concepts are beautifully executed, budgets are respected and client expectations are exceeded, always.