There are very few things that make me happier than making things.

Over the past decade, I've worked at the intersection of art, design, advertising, and culture while living in Europe, China and the United States.

I've helped create The World's Smallest Movie [A Guinness World Record™] for IBM at Ogilvy & Mather, designed the printed matter for the Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Art, re-launched Gucci.com at HUGE, curated the UNFINISHED Festival and brought 4 million people together with paper planes for Google at Droga5. 

When not making advertising that doesn't feel like advertising, I'm developing my art practice as a director and curator. If you would like to make something together or exchange ideas, please get in touch. 

 

 

Experience

present
Senior Art Director, Droga5 NY
Professor [Portfolio Development], Miami Ad School NY
Creative Director, UNFINISHED Festival [since 2017]

past
Director, Fieldwork performance at the McNay Art Museum TX [2017]
Art Director, Droga5 NY [2015 – 2016]
Senior Designer, Huge NY [2014 – 2015]
Art Director, Ogilvy & Mather NY [2011 – 2014]
Designer, Pavilion of Chile at the Venice Biennale of Art [2013]
Design Intern, Interbrand, NY [2010]

 

 

Accolades

RTS Culture - Chronique d'un lieu en Partage [2018]
Prix Europa - Digital Audio - finalist

The New York Times - The Daily360 [2017]
Cannes Lions - Mobile - shortlist
Cannes Lions - Entertainments - shortlist

Android Paper Planes [2016]
Cannes Lions - Digital Craft - shortlist
Cannes Lions - Mobile - shortlist
FWA - Site of the Month, November 2016

Golden Drum Slovenia [2016]
Ljubljana Poster Competition - shortlist

Android Leap Second [2015]
Cannes Lions - Cyber - shortlist
AWWWARDS - Site of the Day - August 20, 2015
FWA - Site of the Day - August 2015

IBM Ninjas vs. Superbugs [2013]
Cannes Lions - Pharma - Education & Services - Bronze
One Show - Design - Craft Animation - Merit
AICP - Design - shortlist
LIA - Design - Motion Graphics - Animation - Bronze
Webby's - Online Video: Animation - Nominee

IBM A Boy and His Atom [2012]
Cannes Lions - Best Use of Other Digital Media in a Promotional Campaign - Bronze
Cannes Lions - Corporate Image & Information - Shortlist
Cannes Lions - Corporate Communication - Silver
Cannes Lions - Innovation - Shortlist
Cannes Lions - Cyber Video - Bronze
Cannes Lions - Branded Content - Gold
Cannes Lions - Titanium & Integrated - shortlist
D&AD - Online Branded Films - Wood Pencil
One Show - Interactive Short Form - Silver
One Show - Interactive Animation/Motion Graphics - Merit
One Show - Interactive Sound Design - Merit
One Show - Innovation in Video - Gold
One Show - Branded Entertainment - Best Animation - Bronze
One Show - Design - Short Films and Videos - Silver
Webby's - Online Films & Video - Nomination
Art Director’s Club - Interactive: Online Content - Silver
AICP - Next Viral/Web Film - Winner
A-List Hollywood Awards - Best Use of Craft/Technique - Bronze
A-List Hollywood Awards - Moving Image Advertising - Animation - Bronze
Clio Awards - Branded Entertainment & Content - Gold
Clio Awards - Content & Contact - Bronze
Caples - Viral Video Marketing - Gold
Caples - Social Media - Finalist
LIA - The New - Silver
LIA - Digital - Business-to-Business - Finalist
LIA - Digital - Viral - Finalist
LIA - Non-Traditional - Branded Content - Silver

IBM Think Posters [2012]
Cannes Lions - Design Advertising Typography - Gold
Clios - Design / Poster Design - Silver
One Show - Design - Outdoor - Poster Campaign - Silver
DMA Echo Awards - Information Technologies - Bronze
LIA - Poster - Art Direction Campaign - Silver
LIA - Poster - Use of Typography Campaign - Gold
Caples - Best Art Direction - Gold
Caples - Out of Home - Finalist

Forbes 30under30 Romania [2012]

LSRS Romania Outstanding Romanian Students Abroad Gala [2012]

SCAD Outstanding Achievement Award [2011]

SCAD Secession Gold Award [2011]

National Art Directors Club Portfolio Scholarship [2011]

SCAD Hong Kong Scholarship [2010]

Gold Student ADDY Award [2010]

SCAD Intercultural Full Tuition Scholarship [2007]

 

 

Featured Work

Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] New York Permanent Film Collection
Romanian Design Week [2015]
SUSHI13, Art Directors Club Germany Annual [2011]
Anno Books Annual Australia [2011]
Focus on Materials & Technique in Graphic Design by Dopress Books, China [2011]
Pack Your Life by Artpower International Publishing, China [2011]


 

Webby’s Awards Judge [2018]
Favorite Websites Awards (FWA) International Judge [since 2016]
ONE CLUB / Art Director's Club Young Designers Panelist [July 20, 2017]
UNFINISHED Festival RO — The power of art Artist Roundtable Curator & Moderator [May 26, 2017]
SCAD NY Alumni Panelist [March 26, 2017]
SCAD NY Portfolio Reviewer [February 2017]
Fibra Awards — Courage and Creativity Workshop [May 8,2016]
Fashion Institute of Technology NY — Becoming a successful advertising creative [2013]
Hong Kong International School, HK — Becoming a designer [2011]

Speaking and Judging


 

Education

BFA Graphic Design, SCAD Savannah [2011]
Art & Design Certificate, Baia Mare Art High School [2006]