Headquartered in Chico, California, Cold Noble Creative is a digital design agency with local roots and Bay Area experience. Chico locals Lisa Banks and Hailey Payne Banks lived, worked, and grew their business in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles for over 15 years, and in 2016 returned to Chico to expand operations.
After earning an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2014, Lisa produced videos and developed digital media content for the J. Paul Getty Museum's Education department as a graduate fellow. Before grad school Lisa beefed up her art chops while working in art galleries for over six years. She has sold museum quality Chinese jades with S. Bernstein & Co. and very expensive Chinese carpets with Sandra Whitman in San Francisco, as well as contemporary American paintings with Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood. Lisa co-founded Cold Noble to establish a platform for creative digital collaboration.
A graduate of the Academy of Art University’s Animation and Visual Effects program, Hailey cut her teeth trolling players for fun and profit in the production department of Nexon America (Dungeon Fighter Online, Vindictus). She later went on to the design department at Snail Games USA (Age of Wushu, HoG, MoW, 5Street). It was then that Hailey realized her true calling in digital design, and co-founded Cold Noble Creative in 2013, effectively enabling her to troll the world.