ABOUT US

Glass Iris Studios was founded by Matthew Johnson and  Lauren Scoville with the intention of bringing the studio to the small business.  

"As filmmakers we understand that you have an idea that needs attention to grow. We will provide the necessary care and resources to help promote and strengthen your idea using visual media."

Founded in 2016, our studio has worked alongside doughnut shops, neighborhood sports teams, local non-profits and marched for Science. We have created several short films using local actors and crew from the Pacific Northwest.

 

We pride ourselves on using micro-budgets to give our customers more bang for their buck! This means effective promotional material and quality work while saving on the budget.

In 2018 we moved from our garage in Federal Way to our very own studio in downtown Seattle! With a photo backdrop, green screen space, light grid and soundproof voice-over booth, we have created a self-sufficient headquarters for digital media available for clients to rent out.

big changes in 2019! With the new addition to our talented team, our studio grew and we wanted to pass on the good karma. We opened our doors to people eager to get involved with the film industry in just about any capacity. It all culminated in a finished productions that would give everyone the much-needed experience that all producers look for. 

post-shutdown in 2021 Once we were able to re-open after the 2020 lockdown Glass Iris re-branded and switched from commercial videography to producing an animated series with an expanded team. The studio now offers a wider variety of graphic design and advertising services for small business. 

Matthew P. Johnson Glass Iris Studios

Studio Manager

Matthew P. Johnson studied at the Art Institute of Seattle towards a degree in Digital media Producing Cinematography and Directing for film.  He has produced or assisted in commercials, short length features as well as music videos and other visual media.

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Financial Manager

Lauren Scoville is a trained actor, singer and producer of theater. She graduated from Highline College with an Associate's degree in Arts. She also has over 8 years of producing and directing short form stories, concerts and other live media. 

Together Lauren and Matthew have produced several short films, sketches for a Seattle-based comedy troupe and a line of commercials for local businesses!

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lead graphic designer

Janejira Damron is a published author, cosplayer, and artist. She graduated from Seattle Film Institute with a Bachelor's degree in Arts. Her ultimate goal is to create animated feature films.

Name pronunciation: Jane-Gee-Raah. Dam-rawn.

www.JustJanejira.com

Lead 2d animator

Salvé Black graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2021 with a BFA in Animation. She’s been making art all throughout her teen years: painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry-making, and other crafty little things. Her interest in animation was first sparked by “Lilo and Stitch (2002),” when she found that she deeply identified with Lilo and that someone, somewhere, had to have actually made that movie.

 

Now, Salvé couldn’t imagine giving up her career as an animator. Salvé spends her free time feeding the neighborhood hummingbirds, reading about neat new topics, and rewatching classic cartoons and anime. “Inuyasha,” and “The Misadventures of Flapjack” are a couple of her all-time favorites.​

Name pronunciation: Sal-vay. Black

https://www.salveanimation.com/

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lead 3d animator

Abby Signs is an animator and 3D modeler from Suffolk, Virginia, and currently resides in the vibrant city of Richmond, Virginia.  In May 2021, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her BFA in Kinetic Imaging.  Her primary interests are 2D & 3D animation and 3D modeling, but dabbles in oil painting, illustration, and sound work as well.

https://abisigns.myportfolio.com/