haTke creative


a design driven collective focused on producing animated content for

trans-media brands.

Bring us your scratch ideas and we will bring them to life together.


Creative Director / Designer | Nicholas Weigel

Nicholas is an award-winning Creative Director with 20+ years experience creating films for some of the world's most recognized brands. A creative problem solver with design-concept thru Live action, CG & Post Production direction skills, Nicholas brings hands on knowledge and a distinct point of view to projects he leads. His ability to confidently manage, scale and collaborate has been valued throughout the Industry. His commercial acumen and business development skills have been instrumental in acquiring new accounts for Wieden and Kennedy, The Mill, Brand New School , Framestore, Psyop, Laika, Nickelodeon and W!LDBRAIN!.. Clients include: Nike, SeaWorld, Northrup Grumman, BackFlip Games, Sound United, Intel, Reebok, Coke, Target, KFC, Kraft, Toys R US, MTV, Orangina, Ford, Frito Lay, Ubisoft, The B-Team, Wonka, Einstein Bros., Cartoon Network, and Atari Games. Nicholas is currently a freelance creative director working out of Portland, Oregon, and collaborating with some of the top minds in the field blazing new trails in commercial creative direction and original content development.

Specialties: Animation Direction, Live Action Direction, Art Direction, Character Design, Motion Design, Story Boarding, and Creative Management


Creative Producer / Art Director | Saira WM

Saira is a 20+ year entertainment industry & advertising veteran, whose portfolio spans Visual effects for films, CG feature animated films, television, music videos, commercials, interactive entertainment and mixed reality. She leads teams where she collaborates with technology, creativity, story-telling and design.

She is both creative and entrepreneurial. Her passion is in creating content across various platforms. She is at her best, where creativity and technology meet.

In her early years of her career she worked on VFX fils, CGI Feature films as well as commericals at several production houses like Tippett Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, Manex Visual FX, Wild Brain, Blue Sky Studios, Psyop and Laika. More recently she was Executive Producer / Head of Motion Department at Wieden and Kennedy HQ for their internal productions working on projects over a wide range of medium and platforms.

Specialities : Producer, Creative Management, Art Direction, CG Look Development Lighting, Compositing Artist, 3D Motion Design and Motion Editorial.




haTke handles a wide range of commercial and short-form animation projects. Located in Portland, Oregon with global reach.


We offer expertise in: 

• Creative ideation for Interactive experiences

• Design / Motion Design

• Animation Direction

• Animation Production

• Character Development

• Concept Art Development

• Storyboards, Board-o-matic & Animatics

• AR | VR | 360