Andy is innately inquisitive, and he collaborates exceptionally well with everyone around him. When Andy is on an assignment, we are far more assured that the work will be innovative.
Durham, NC (Vocus) February 26, 2008
McKinney proudly announces Andy Zupko, Interactive Programmer, has been selected to join the core team for Papervision 3D, creators of the most prevalent 3D Flash engine on the market.
Zupko, 25, is considered one of the top 3D Flash programmers making him a key player for the future of Flash design. His math driven, creative programming has given life to the Flash world by developing special effects coding for Papervision 3D.
"We are very proud of Andy's achievement and the effort he brings to McKinney every day,” states Jim Russell, SVP, Director of Interactive Strategy. “Andy is innately inquisitive, and he collaborates exceptionally well with everyone around him. When Andy is on an assignment, we are far more assured that the work will be innovative."
At McKinney, Zupko has helped lead web programming for such clients as Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qwest Communications, Brown-Forman Corporation’s Southern Comfort and Virgin Mobile USA.
A native of Alabama, Zupko has 8 years of programming experience including work on COM server / medical informatics at Scottwares. He also worked at Distance Learning Integrators Inc. doing RIA for the United States government and helped develop eFieldTrips, a free service for students to take virtual fieldtrips.
Zupko’s work has earned him lecturing engagements with Rich Media Institute in New York City and San Francisco hosted by Bricka Bracka.
McKinney is an advertising agency pioneering the industry in crafting rich conversations that build strong emotional and transactional connections between brands and the right people.
Founded in 1969, the Durham-based agency has created some of the most innovatively integrated marketing communications programs, including Audi of America’s Art of the Heist, Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome, the Polaris CEO Duel and the launch of the Sony Bravia LCD TV. McKinney’s clients include Brown-Forman Corporation’s Southern Comfort, Coldwell Banker, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Major League Gaming, The NASDAQ Stock Market, Qwest Communications, Select Comfort, Travelocity, Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Two-time winner of the Yahoo! Creative Summit and one of the top EFFIE winning agencies in 2007, McKinney’s work is also recognized by the Cannes Advertising Film Festival, the New York Andy Awards, the One Show and the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s MIXX Awards, among others.
McKinney is an independent operating subsidiary of Havas, the sixth-largest advertising and communications group in the world. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.mckinney.com.
jessica.slusser @ mckinney.com
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