Meet Cutters' Newest Editor
January 6, 2021 by Andrew Schneider
High-end editorial boutique Cutters announced the promotion of David Rubin to Editor. The announcement was made by Cutters Studios President/Managing Director Craig Duncan and Managing Editor Grant Gustafson.
Rubin landed an internship with Cutters immediately upon graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leading to a position as Assistant Editor, mainly working for Gustafson. Among many highlights of these creative collaborations over the years, Rubin assisted on Jeep's award-winning "Groundhog Day" Super Bowl spot, and numerous campaigns for Energy BBDO, FCB, Highdive, Leo Burnett, mcgarrybowen, and their illustrious clientele. He has also taken the lead in editing several projects, to include recent spots for Glad via FCB, and for Hillshire Farms via Ogilvy.
And ICYMI, here's that award-winning Jeep Groundhog Day spot:
Well worth mentioning, Rubin was the International Grand Prize Winner in Editing in 2015's Camp Kuleshov competition, AICE's (now AICP's) annual contest for assistant editors, audio mixers and graphic designers. He is also a two-time winner of top editing honors in Camp Kuleshov Chicago.
According to Highdive Advertising's Co-Founder and Creative Director Chad Broude, "At Highdive, we don't look for editors - we look for creatives and problem solvers that make the final product even better... and they just happen to edit. That's why we love working with David. He's like having another writer on the project who's improving the work through the finish line."
Ogilvy Chicago Creative Directors Kate Desmarais and Marina Arnone are also among Rubin's fans. "No matter what he's cutting, David is thoughtful, collaborative, thorough and super fast – all qualities that we love and appreciate, and that make him one of our favorite editors to work with," they commented. "He always delivers over and above what you brief him on and something better than what you thought it could be. Basically, we're saying David = Magic."
"I am immensely appreciative of the amount of talent we have at Cutters," Rubin began. "The opportunity to put my name alongside editors who have inspired me time and time again is unbelievable. Cutters has always fostered such a warm and supportive atmosphere, which always pushes me to do the best work possible. I look forward to this exciting opportunity, so I can do right by these incredible people who have always had my back."