Small Agency Efficiency. Big Agency Creative.
We are a boutique creative agency based in Orange, California founded on the principles of being a streamlined, focused and adaptable creative resources for our clients. We turnaround projects fast, keep overheads down and accomplish goals within budgets "the big guys" could never touch. Your budget goes towards creative, not to administration and agency markups. Today's workforce talent is multi-faceted; they have to be with so much competition. Our team is a well-oiled-machine of versatile talent. We work with some of California's best designers, cinematographers, programmers, animators and creative minds because we all love to create. We are whole-heartedly devoted to nurturing every project for our clients. Our corporate, agency and TV/Film backgrounds, combined with our artist sensibilities and social media prowess give us a unique insight on how to develop brands to visually communicate with their audiences.
Co-OWNER, CEO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Her professional creative marketing career started at age 21, while working as a temp at Taco Bell HQ when then CMO, Greg Creed (now CEO of Yum! Brands), spotted her natural creative abilities and asked her join the marketing team’s think tank. As part of that team, she helped develop nationally recognized PR and marketing strategies such as the World Series Target in Left Field for Free Tacos. As an Art Director, won a W3 Award for her work on the brand's 50th Anniversary campaign.
In 2007, Greta started Grow Vision and became Taco Bell’s go-to Video Production Company, producing nearly all of Taco Bell’s social media content. Later, took a position at an ad agency, producing award-winning video and design work for clients such as Toyota, Irvine Company, Monster Energy, and Ninebot | Segway.
In 2013, she was asked by Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates) to Produce his TV show “Live From Daryl’s House”; facilitating the transition of the syndicated TV/web show into a Full HD Surround series for Viacom/MTV Live. Today, as a Director, Producer and Creative Director for Grow Vision, her work spans from award-winning creative campaigns to visually-driven engaging "viral" media.
Co-OWNER, VP, SENIOR DIRECTOR
Establishing himself as an early adopter of digital video creation, Robin was discovered by Academy Award Winning Director, Kevin McDonald when he and his brother won first place in UK’s British Telecom Short Film Competition. The film made it into the hands of Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics) who signed the brothers to a development deal. From there, he crafted music videos for major labels including Interscope, Warner Brothers and Atlantic.
His debut documentary feature, The Canary Effect, garnered critical acclaim, as well as the “Stanley Kubrick Award for Bold and Innovative Filmmaking” presented to him by Michael Moore at the Traverse City Film Festival.
In 2008, moving to the commercial creative world, he began Directing for Grow Vision. His work Directing and Editing a documentary, about Taco Bell founder Glen Bell, for Taco Bell’s 50 Anniversary earned him a W3 Award. In 2013, after seeing some of his work online, he was asked by Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates) to become the Director of “Live From Daryl’s House”, transforming the show’s look, from a reality show to a beautifully shot mainstay on MTV Live.
SENIOR VISUAL DESIGNER
California native and valley girl, Sarah Vargas was inspired at a young age by the ad drenched hills of Los Angeles to go into Graphic Design. Everything from billboards to concert posters, and visits to the Getty have helped to inform Sarah’s aesthetic and pursuit of commercial arts. Her educational career began in the Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts program of Cal Arts, and was later completed at the California State University of Fullerton.
Since graduation Sarah has worked as an in-house designer and freelancer for companies such as California Pizza Kitchen, Warner Brothers, TP-Link and PepsiCo. Her focus on human centric design leads to custom imagery and an intuitive experience for each individual client. Sarah is constantly pushing herself to be a better designer and seeking out new courses of study and software. She recently finished up a boot-camp with the School of Motion where she trained with industry professionals in Story-Boarding and Motion Graphics. Her specialties include Brand and Visual Identity, Web Design, UI/UX and Motion Graphics.
Along with her dedication to design, Sarah has a passion for painting and illustration, scouring the web for new music, drinking all the coffee and cooking. In her free time Sarah can be found curating local art shows, helping out with the LGBT community and trying all the latest restaurants from LA to OC.
Paul Calvary II
SENIOR EDITOR & DIRECTOR
From rag boy to senior editor, Paul brought the same passionate approach to every job he has been given. Known more for being very funny, than anything else, he is also one of the greatest editors to ever touch a keyboard. With skills of a ninja and the poise of a bull in a china shop, Paul has edited his way into our hearts and work. His talent has led him to many projects including an Emmy for his contributions to the “Oscars: All access”. From music videos to short features, Paul has the talent, skill and vision to bring any project to life.
-Definitely not written by Paul Calvary II
Paul is a multi-faceted creative and long-time creative with Grow Vision, with work on the writing side (pre-production) to editing and post production. He has worked on many projects over the years from our work with Taco Bell and Live from Daryls House (Viacom TV Show) to ABC Digital, Diesel Films, Greys Anatomy: Post Op, Quantico: The Recruits, Marvel Agents of the shield: Double Agents, She Talks (ABCD) and Snapchat: Watch Party: The Bachelor.
DIRECTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron has been with Grow Vision for over 5 years doing everything from Grip, Gaffer, or Audio work to Director of Photography. Aaron is an excellent crew manager, a perfect partner with our Directors on set, or can run and gun on his own. Solid and skilled, his work ranges from broadcast Television (Viacom, ABC) and Live events (Sirius XM).