THE JURY 2016

Maribel Martínez
Maribel MartínezDiecinueve36 - México
Maribel Martinez Galindo is Creative Director and Producer in Mexico. Her work has been honored for NY Festivals, Promax World Gold, Broadcast Design Association, Animacor, Circulo Creativo and Caracol de Plata. She has been Creative Director in Televisa until 2012. Independently, she founded her studio 19+36 focusing on titles sequence design for film and TV, content creation for childrens, design and branding.

http://diecinueve36.com/

Martin Schurmann
Martin SchurmannVáscolo - Argentina
Martin Schurmann met his first computer, a Commodore 64, and immediately sensed that this new universe would catch him.

He began studying Bachelor of Engineering (Programming), but realized that was not his way of relating to the binary world. Finally, he decided to study graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires where basically fell in love with the Motion Graphics.

It was an animator in Medialuna, one of the most important studies of Buenos Aires, worked in Pramer and then on a select team for Fox International Channels Italy from Buenos Aires.

In late 2006 he founded Váscolo where in the permanent search of great challenges achieved major awards at festivals and competitions as Promax BDA, Create Design Awards Australia, NYC or Onedotzero Communicator Awards, among others.

http://www.vascolo.com.ar/

Pep Prior
Pep PriorCómodo Screen- Spain
Pep Prior is a founding member and Creative Director of the award winnning Cómodo Screen.

While studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona, Pep an Abel met and hatched their plan to one day open a studio together. Pep went on to create a company dedicated to providing storyboards to advertising agencies. after working as Web Designer and Creative in different areas, it was finally time to launch that dream studio.

http://comodoscreen.com

Robert Grieves
Robert GrievesAnimation Director - UK
Robert Grieves is an award winning Animation Director based in London. Commissioned directly by Adidas, Sesame Street and Red Cross, he’s also animated via agencies for London Olympics, National Lottery and Samsung. Robert was animator on the Emmy winner for ‘Outstanding Motion Design’ in 2015, adding to his previous Golds awards at Promax/BDA. His short film SAUSAGE won 8 international awards, qualified for the Oscars, and appeared in over 80 festivals world wide.

http://bertanimation.com

Ryan Riccio
Ryan RiccioCharlie Co- USA
Ryan Riccio is an award winning Creative Director and Co-founder of Charlie Company a creative service agency and multidisciplinary production company. For over 18 years he has brought his passion for motion design, and live-action directing to a wide range of projects and brands including; NFL, Disney, Mattel, HBO, Sony and National Geographic.

http://charlieco.tv/

Silvia Morganti
Silvia MorgantiCreative Director - Italy
When Silvia Morganti is not eating snacks, binge watching series, or explaining where her accent comes from, she’s working on the creative launch of new brands and TV series.
After a bachelor degree in Advertising in Rome, Silvia developed her career as a copywriter and creative producer inside Fox International Channels, Jetix Europe (The Walt Disney Group), and National Geographic Channels. In 2009, she joined Discovery Networks Southern Europe as a Brand & Creative Lead, managing the portfolio creative direction for Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. During her 5 years at Discovery Networks, she led the launch of several incredibly successful TV channels, promoted hundreds of American and International shows with integrated marketing campaigns, introduced new TV characters and web stars to the world, and took home many awards in the process.
Worried by the rumors about the death of TV, in 2015 she recently moved to Los Angeles to find answers.

http://www.silviamorganti.com/

Xavier Oon
Xavier OonCritica- Singapore
For 17 years Xavier Oon has remained one of the driving creative forces in motion design in Singapore. He founded CRITICA in 2005, after a stint at MTV Asia, where he began his professional career creating MTV show titles and being part of the creative team that created 3 MTV Asia Awards shows, from 2003-2005.

He is a visually driven Creative Director with a background in Design & 3D compositing. Inspired by art, music and metaphorical concepts, he regularly collaborates with artists with different fields to create visually compelling sequences. He has directed live action & animated commercials and TV
spots for brands like MTV, Adidas, ESPN, FOX, Konica, Bosch, McDonalds, Razer, Philips, Nickelodeon, BBC, HBO, Sony Channels, National Geographic, and creatively directed 7 TV channel rebranding.

He has received over 32 awards recognition from the Promax&BDA Awards and the New York Festivals. Xavier continues to share his knowledge by giving talks at schools and art festivals. Besides being a regular juror for Promax&BDA awards, he teaches Motion Design once a week at Nanyang Polytechnic.

At Critica, Xavier is not just a leader, but a champion of his company’s signature style and culture. Relying on teamwork & synergy from his colleagues, and on his own well-honed instincts, Xavier consistently infuses Critica’s work with creativity and soulful purpose.

http://www.criticatv.com/

Javier Boo
Javier BooHistory Channel - Spain
Javier Boo is currently Director and audiovisual producer in charge of content development and executive production of TV series. He is in charge of strategic planning for self-promotion and On Air on The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between A & E Networks and AMC Networks working for these brands: HISTORY, A & E and CI in Spain and Portugal.

Previously , he was Director of TV COMMERCIALS in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain and the USA Hispanic market in the producer White & Black films based in Caracas, Venezuela. Over 25 years in the audiovisual world.

http://www.canalhistoria.es/

Rafi Nizam
Rafi NizamNBC Universal International - UK
Rafi Nizam (rafianimates) is a multi award-winning Director, Animator, Story Artist and Character Designer from London. His work as an independent artist has won awards at British and International festivals, notably music videos for osymyso’s “Follow The Legs” and “Faulty Choirs” – both designed, directed and animated by Rafi. Several of Rafi’s character designs have also received recognition at the Digital Artist Awards.

Alongside his independent work, Rafi has 15+ years experience as a multi-disciplined storyteller in the commercial space for Entertainment, Broadcast, Film, Advertising, Marketing and PR clients. He has shaped global brands with film and animation production, designing web/social campaigns, promotions and experiential events – with a focus on entertainment products and properties.

Rafi is currently Global Creative Director at NBCUniversal International.

http://rafianimates.co.uk/

Mike Moloney
Mike MoloneyArt&Graft- UK
Mike Moloney : Founder & Creative Director of Art&Graft

Art&Graft is a London-based, motion-led design studio offering insightful visual communication across narrative, campaign & branding projects.

An award-winning team of highly skilled design specialists and producers with a combined creative vision to craft intelligent, original motion pieces; Art&Graft’s watchword is uniqueness, its mission to create compelling, vibrant work that gets you noticed.

Mike is a regular speaker and judge at design awards and festivals in the UK and US

http://artandgraft.com/