ANDYs Student Spotlight

STUDENT LIST

Nicolas Bori

Director, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision and Josh&Jacob

Originally from Argentina. Currently in Germany as a commercial director. With experience as an editor and documentary maker, he now focuses on emotional storytelling and comedy.

Robin Harff

Sound Desgner, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision and Key Moment

After graduating from high school, Robin Harff studies “Sound & Music Production” at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and quickly focuses on film sound. During his studies, he founded the “Schall und Rauch Audio Production”, with which he already worked for well-known agencies as well as international companies and was awarded for some of his work. In 2019 he graduated at the renowned Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg.

Daniel Kottirsc

Art Director, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision

thesweetspot.co

born near Munich, graduated high school in 2010. Several years of work as camera assistant before getting into production. 2017 founder of “The Sweetspot”; 2018 graduated B.A. “Design”; now finishing study „Commercial Film Producing“ at the Film Academy BW.

Ernst Lattik

Art Director, Miami Ad Europe

Winning Work: The Decision

ernstlattik.com

He was born December 21st 1993 in Estonia. He made several experimental shorts during high school and discovered his passion for film editing. During an internship at ARRI Munich he gained professional experience on and off set and started studying film editing at the Filmacademy Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2014. Since then he worked on several award winning commercial and feature short projects.

Martin Ludwig

Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision

martinludwig.net

Martin L. Ludwig is a cinematographer based in Germany. During his school years he shot numerous short films and music videos on Super8, Hi8 and Digital-Video. After graduation, he worked for different film productions. Martin L. Ludwig studied cinematography at the international renowned Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Today he is available for projects worldwide.

Thomas Muis

Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision

2wei.audio/artist

ABBOTT is the pseudonym of Thomas Muis (1994), pianist and composer, born in the Netherlands. After his Conservatory studies ‘MediaMusic’ he started working for 2WEI Music. With their support he is creating his own music under the name ABBOTT.
Influences range from Max Richter to Jóhann Jóhannsson and are blended with the ideas and concepts of the artist. Abbott’s compositions are organic and dark, melancholic and intimate, and are marked by his love towards film music.

Simona Weber

Producer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: The Decision and Josh&Jacob

vimeo.com/simonamaria

SIMONA WEBER, born 1989 in Hanover, studied Media Business in Germany and England, and worked as a VFX-producer until she started her production studies at the Filmakademie BadenWuerttemberg. For several years she has been working as a freelance producer, primarily for the established Agency fischerAppelt in Stuttgart. Focusing on emotional storytelling, she has won several renowned awards for her work.

Emma Søgaard

Danish School of Media and Journalism

Winning Work: Follow Their Leader 

Hi. I’m one half of Chrisandemmagreatesthits.com
We’re a creative team from Copenhagen graduating from Danish school of media journalism. And we are always open for business. Live. Laugh. Love.

Christoffer Vejlo

Danish School of Media and Journalism

Winning Work: Follow Their Leader 

Hi. I’m one half of Chrisandemmagreatesthits.com
We’re a creative team from Copenhagen graduating from Danish school of media journalism. And we are always open for business. Live. Laugh. Love.

Christoph Bockisch

DoP, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

bockisch.camera

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Larissa Bonitz

Set design, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

larissabonitz.com

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Lucas Bruchhage

VFX Supervisor, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

bruchhagevfx.de

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Jiayan Chen

VFX Producer, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

linkedin.com/in/jiayanchen

Jiayan Chen was born in 1991 in Chengdu, China. She is currently studying Animation Effects Producing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg and, at the same time, working as a freelance producer.

Alex Dreissig

Producer, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Hanna Seidel

Director, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Winning Work: A Fished Up Life

hanna-seidel.com

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Matias Cachiquis

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Poppin

matiascachiquis.com

Matias Cachiquis is an award-winning art director and a passionate creative. Evoking a reaction through his work is what motivates him. He is an Alchemist and, like every Argentinian, a grill master.

Leonardo Fonseca

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Poppin

www.leofonsek.com

Leonardo is a multidisciplinary Art Director & 3D Artist, he transforms ideas into mesmerizing visuals, that capture the blend of real and digital worlds.

Ashutosh Thakkar

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Poppin

adashu.com

AD/Designer. Graduating with a Double Masters in Art Direction & Communication Design. I am an award-winning advertising geek, with experience in visual communication, design, and video animation.

Vanessa Bittante

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: ROAM

Ciao! I’m Vanessa and I live and work like I dye my hair.

When they ask me “why advertising?” I always say “I could never do anything else”.

And this has been true since I was 14.

Pedro Salcitio

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: ROAM

Sup! I’m Pedro a fire-breathing art director that once lived with a circus trupe.

My multicultural background is what gives me the tools to create impactful advertising and have world-changing ideas.

“Reef”

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: ROAM

A nomad currently living in Cairo, Egypt. Since a young age Reef didn’t feel like he belonged and developed a wanderlust that would lead him to travel the globe and soak up as many experiences and cultures as possible. As he grew older he realized that the best fuel for his journey was his words, guided by his experiences, his stories, and his creativity.

Thomas Gheorghiu

Copywriter, Miami Ad Europe

Winning Work: New York Rhymes for The New York Times

thomasgheorghiu.com

I’m a London born, Bucharest raised writer. Grew up with the best and worst of both sides. I’m good with words, bad at lying, come up with ideas (didn’t say what kind) and generally a good sport. 

After studying journalism at the University of Bucharest, I had the opportunity to work and gain experience in agencies like Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi Bucharest, but that was a while ago, before my life took a U-turn and put me in a position that I didn’t want but had to take. And no, it wasn’t prison. I ran my family’s business until the point I realised I was unhappy and decided to go back to my first true love, advertising. I decided to take the portfolio program at Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg, leading me to an internship in NY at TBWA\Chiat\Day and will start my next step in life interning at Droga5 NY starting July. 

I’m open to the world and wherever it may take me. 

Tudor Cucu

Art Director, Miami Ad Europe

Winning Work: New York Rhymes for The New York Times

sotudorcucu.com

What started as an architecture career, turned out into a creative journey bigger than the buildings I thought I will ever build. In short, I’m an architect of my own mind, putting thoughts in the right shape and context. After studying and getting a Master’s Degree in Architecture, I started working in the advertising industry in my first agency Momentum/McCann Bucharest. Even if I was more of a self-taught creative, I had to sharpen my instincts and improve my conceptual thinking at Miami Ad School Europe following the Art Direction Portfolio Program. During the Quarter Aways, part of the program, I worked in 3 agencies from New York: 360i, Droga5, Tbwa\Chiat\Day.

Tuhin Parhi

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Poppin

tuhinparhi.com

Tuhin is an award-winning copywriter who provides for his little family—his wife and a fat cat. When he wins awards, his wife showers him with kisses, the cat bares her butt, ignores him and hisses.

Neha Biluve

Art Director, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: Nest Safe Sleeve

nehabiluve.com

Neha Biluve is an art director graduate from Miami Ad School. After interning at Cutwater, Ogilvy and Saatchi, she now works at Dentsu Webchutney, a digital agency awarded India Agency of the Year 2019 at Cannes.

Hatem El Akad

Art Director, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: Nest Safe Sleeve

hatemelakad.com

Hatem knows his name is hard to pronounce. He is a metal drummer turned creative copywriter and approaches advertising much like metal drumming: giving an empowering impact that resonates with who his work is talking to.

Renny Eackelbary

Art Director, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: Nest Safe Sleeve

rennyeackelbary.com

Twenty-something-year-old creative born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is driven by design and supported by conceptual thinking. Renny is currently living on the East Coast, where she works as an Art Director at Ogilvy New York.

Amber Jolley

Copywriter, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: Nest Safe Sleeve

amberjolleycw.com

Amber is a cop turned copywriter. This project was especially inspired by both careers and the belief that problem-solving goes beyond a brand. Amber is currently working as a writer at 215McCann.

Prasiddha Thiyagarajan

Art Director, Miami Ad School San Francisco

Winning Work: Nest Safe Sleeve

prasiddhat.com

People in Prasiddha’s hometown (India) know her as the Radio Jockey who talks too fast. Yeah. She talks just as fast as she types, which means she thinks super fast, which also means she can think of ideas in the blink of an eye.

Adrian Kuchenreuther

Director Of Photography, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Josh&Jacob

adriankuchenreuther.com

Adrian is a Munich based DP, who discovered his love for storytelling through films in his teen skateboarding days. This love has so far led him to a much awarded and successful career as a commercial cinematographer. He has worked for clients like Amazon, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Philips, and agencies like Jung von Matt, Ogily, Serviceplan and Leo Burnett. No matter the project – he always tries to find an emotional connection to the viewer in his work. This approach was rewarded with a nomination for best camera at the German advertising awards, as well as awards for cinematography at the ADC, Berlin Commercial, Andy Awards and the New York Film Festival.

Marco Henn

Commercial Producer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Key Moment and Josh&Jacob

vimeo.com/marcohenn

Marco Henn was born in Berlin in 1995. In December 2013, he became self-employed with his company MSB-Films. In addition to this, he has been working in the production management or director’s department for cinema and feature films, as well as in advertising productions. From September 2017, Marco began studying at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in production with a focus on advertising production.

His Quote: Live small, think big.

Alexander Kühn

Commercial Director, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Key Moment and Josh&Jacob

www.alexdirector.com

Alexander Kühn is a graduating student director at Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. He previously graduated in classical piano at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf (Prof. Yumiko Maruyama) while taking his first steps in filmmaking as a DOP in several short films. After his first steps as a director, working on concerts for ‘Die Toten Hosen’, his focus turned to what is now his passion: character-driven, emotional storytelling.

Philip Henze

DoP, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Key Moment

philiphenze.com

Born in 1993 in Bad Homburg, Germany. In 2014 he began to work in the camera department of cinema, TV, and commercial productions. In the same year, he shot his first short film as director of photography in Jordan which later premiered at Max-Ophüls Preis. Since 2015 he is studying Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Next to many short films within his studies, he shot the feature-length documentary „Spirit of The Ball“ in 2018 which premiered at DOK.fest Munich.

Manuel Portschy

Color Grading, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Key Moment

manuelportschy.com

Manuel is a Colorist striving for perfection in moving images. Based in Berlin, he enjoys working on commercials, short and long form films with various national and international collaborators.

Raquel Caro Nunez

Editor, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Key Moment and Josh&Jacob

raquelcaro.com

Born in 1993 in Bad Homburg, Germany. In 2014 he began to work in the camera department of cinema, TV and commercial productions. In the same year he shot his first short film as director of photography in Jordan which later premiered at Max-Ophüls Preis. Since 2015 he is studying Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Next to many short films within his studies he shot the feature-length documentary „Spirit of The Ball“ in 2018 which premiered at DOK.fest Munich.

Alexander Wolf David

Film Producer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Josh&Jacob

wolfsrudelmusic.com

Alexander Wolf David is a film composer and music producer who has worked with many up and coming talents in the commercial and feature film industry, which earned him a Vimeo staff pick and a D&AD pencil amongst other recognition at numerous awards. He founded wolfsrudelmusic.com to bring musicians, artists and sound designers under one roof.

Stefanie Goedicke

Film Producer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Josh&Jacob

vimeo.com/user67253906

Stefanie is currently studying film production with the focus on commercial at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in her diploma year. During her studies, she founded a film production company, Kojoten Filmproduktion GmbH, with her business partners Magdalena Wolff and Tarek Röhlinger. Together they realized numerous projects.
Born in Stuttgart in 1991, after graduating from high school, she worked for several years for the Los Banditos Films and then went to Los Angeles to work for the Magnet Media Group in the production. Back in Germany, she became the managing director of Little Brother Films until she started studying at the Filmakademie.

Sirius Kestel

Sound Design, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Josh&Jacob

www.filmton.de

German sound designer & re-recording mixer, studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He worked for various feature films, television and commercials (for example “Religions of Sports”).

Raina Todoroff

Production Designer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Josh&Jacob

rainatodoroff.com

Visual artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, born in June 1992. Working and living in Berlin since 2018

Max Alber

Graphic and Motion designer, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

Max Alber is a graphic- and motion designer based in southern Germany.
After he has been awarded his degree in graphic design, he is now studying motion design at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2019.

His work mainly focuses on branding, music visualization, and 3d animation.

Franziska Beck

Production, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

franziskabeck.com

Franziska Beck is an actor, playwright and singer-songwriter. She has spent one year studying Theatre and Creative Writing in Los Angeles and has a B.A. in Applied Media. Since 2015 she has consistently worked in the film industry and in online video production.

Victoria Hillestad

Music composition, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

Soundcloud

Norwegian-Mexican composer, born 1988 in Norway, went from studying linguistic and Spanish in Mainz

to writing songs which led her to the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, where she graduated in film music 2020.

Julian Erhardt

Music composition, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

drive.google.com

Film composer, born 1994 in Germany. Studied jazz/pop music in Freiburg where he got his Bachelor in Music Production. In 2020 he graduated in film music at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Robin Jünkersfeld

Editor and Colorist, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

robinjuenkersfeld.de

Robin Jünkersfeld is an Editor and Colorist. After his apprenticeship as media designer picture and sound and two years working as head of editing he started his editing studies at the Filmakademie and is currently working on his diploma project.

Till Kauffer

Music composition, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

www.crew-united.com

Max Alber is a graphic- and motion designer based in southern Germany.
After he has been awarded his degree in graphic design, he is now studying motion design at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2019.
His work mainly focuses on branding, music visualization, and 3d animation.

Ahmed Mnissi

Production Design, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

ahmedmnissi.com

Ahmed is an educated Master of Hairdressing, freelance Hair and Makeup Artist with more than 13 years of work experience in different sections of the industry, doing everything with Make-up and Hair.

Roman Trost

Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

de.stagepool.com/cvbase/cv/romantrost/

Roman Trost is studying Media Technology in Cologne. Prior to this, he took Voice-Acting lessons for three semesters. He has worked on a variety of short films and projects in the sound department.

Frauke Tietjen

Editor, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

crew-united.com/de/Frauke-Tietjen

Frauke Tietjen (*1990) passed her education as mediadesigner at public broadcaster SWR/ARD. Then she worked there for five years as an editor with focus on promotional films and interviews. Now she studies editing at Filmakademie BW.

Anna Ziener

Production Design, Filmakademie BadenWürttemberg

Winning Work: Temple Of Eternity – Bernina

Born in 1999 near Lake Constance, raised in Stuttgart, Germany. As Anna has always been interested in storytelling and design, she has started working as a production designer for festival shorts at the age of 16 and continues to pursue that passion until today. With mostly low- to no-budget student projects, she creates worlds and characters and renders them unique through different designs, all with minimal expenses and maximum creativity. After an internship at a feature film project, which was broadcast in German national television, she started studying Stage and Costume Design at the prestigious University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria in 2018.

Fabian Bohn

Commercial Director, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Winning Work: Doppelherz – still got it

bohnschaff.de

Fabian Bohn is an award winning commercial-director from Germany. With „Doppelherz – still got it!“ he finished his master degree at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund in 2020.

Michael Schaff

Art Director, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Winning Work: Doppelherz – still got it

bohnschaff.de

Michael Schaff graduated as a cinematographer with “Doppelherz – still got it!” at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a diploma degree. Fabian Bohn and Michael are now working together as a directing DOP-duo.

David Seul

VFX Artist, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Winning Work: Doppelherz – still got it

davidseul-vfx.com

David is a VFX Artist specializing in FX and Compositing. After graduating as a cinematographer, he worked on vfx for automotive commercials, live-action and animated films as well as VR Experiences.

Thomas Toth

Director and Editor, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

Winning Work: Doppelherz – still got it

thomastoth.de

Thomas Toth works as a Director and Editor. He holds a master’s degree in Film from the University of Applied Science in Dortmund. His films were shown on film festivals worldwide and won several prices.

Ryan Cookish

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Grubtitles

ryancookish.com

Toronto based art director, music producer and sparkling water aficionado. My main goal is to create intentional work that defines culture and to be able to explain what I do to my parents one day.

Ted Pedro

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Grubtitles

tedpedro.com

Sneakerhead. Calgary man. Co-founder of a streetwear apparel brand.
I’ve been staring at agency walls for a couple months, coming up with creative solutions to big problems. Let’s get weird.

Roselyn Pla

Copywriter, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: Grubtitles

www.roselynpla.com

Copywriter. Credentialed teacher. Wife. Artist. Homeowner. Dog mom. Traveler. Licensed manicurist. Child of the 80’s. Lived in Japan, Brazil, and Barcelona. Simplicity matters. Down to get weird.

Rashesh Patkar

Art Director, Miami Ad School Europe

Winning Work: Donate Your Data

Hi, I’m Rasesh. I’m from India. I almost became an engineer – have the face for it, didn’t have the intellect. I started liking what I could do with words. Hopefully, you’ll like it too.

Samar Singh

Copywriter, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: The Climate Change Collection

samhasideas.com

I am Sam, a copywriting student from Miami Ad School with 6 years of previous agency experience. Becoming a copywriter has been my dream ever since I was a little ….late applying to business school.

Yamen Ibrahim

Art Director, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: The Climate Change Collection

yamen.me

Hi, I’m Yamen. I am a senior art director with a BFA degree in Graphic design. I believe in game changing ideas, inspired collaborations and designing a better future as I create my own.

Abdelrahman Galal

Art Director/Designer, Miami Ad School

Winning Work: The Climate Change Collection

agalal.com

Hi, I’m Abdu. I am an Egyptian multidisciplinary Graphic designer and Art director based in Hamburg. I go wherever there’s chaos, where passion looms and opportunities are born.

Swarna Thomas

Art Director, Miami Ad School Europe

Winning Work: Donate Your Data

I’m a Copywriter who likes to write, think and occasionally, overthink. I spend most of my free time trying to teach people how to pronounce my name right.

Cam Tribe

Director/ Art Director, BYU

Winning Work: Lionheart and LA Times-Decisions

cam-tribe.com

Cam Tribe is a Director / Art Director from Utah with a heavy dose of delusional optimism.

Connor Dean

Producer, BYU

Winning Work: Lionheart and LA Times-Decisions

connordean.com

I was once in the same room as the most-wanted drug dealer in Brazil. I can be bribed with a slurpee and a Slim Jim. My first love is my wife. My second is a nicely-organized kitchen. My wife and I are going to visit all 62 U.S National Parks before we die. I value simplicity, good storytelling, and kindness.

Bentley Rawle

DP, BYU

Winning Work: Lionheart

connordean.com

Bentley found his love for filmmaking in a high school film class and continued to pursue the craft in the Advertising program at Brigham Young University. He left his home state of Utah for his current job as an director-DP and content creator at BBDO San Francisco. He loves lugging a camera with him wherever he goes, taking long bike rides and going to the movies with his wife.

Mikey Bready

Editor, BYU

Winning Work: Lionheart

mikeybready.com

Just as passionate about keeping my bangs trimmed as I am about making things with my hands, dogs on instagram, and a Saturday morning ski. I also speak Japanese.

Enoch Lui

Copywriter, BYU

Winning Work: LA Times-Decisions

enochlui.com

As an immigrant’s son and one who has lived abroad, I bring new insights and perspectives to the future of advertising. My goal is to not only advertise, but make a difference in the world through creative problem solving.

Sam Carlson

Copywriter, BYU

Winning Work: Handimojis

samuelrcarlson.com

Sam is a copywriter and recent graduate of the BYU Adlab. He’s from Austin, TX, and has a dog named Jukebox. He loves chocolate milk and random koala facts.

Coni Ramirez

Art Director, BYU

Winning Work: Handimojis

coniramauna.com

Constanza Ramírez is a Chilean Art Director who is passionate about breaking barriers and empowering other Latinos through art and story telling. She loves avocados and has a laugh worth remembering.

Amanda Rasmussen

Content Creator/Editor, BYU

Winning Work: Handimojis

amandarasmussen.com

Amanda grew up dancing which gave her a love for movement and conveying emotion. Upon coming to college, her love for taking photos developed into a passion for filmmaking. While studying advertising at BYU, she had the opportunity to direct, film, and edit a variety of speculative projects through which she discovered a love for cinematography. “Advertising has enabled me to help people through my unique perspective. I am a fast learner and not afraid of the word “new.” My creative mindset helps me reach my goal: to create beautiful work that impacts people for good.”

Ralph Andrade

Miami Ad School Escola de Criatividade

Winning Work: Havianas Sun Check

coisaderalph.squarespace.com

Hey! I’m Ralph Andrade, 28 years old. I’m a Brazilian student and art director who, since childhood, imitated TV advertisements. I tried to be an actor, but I fell in love with the other side of cameras.

I left the south of Brazil, no money, with a single certainty: to be a creative in Rio de Janeiro. I worked as a store salesman, DJ and event producer to graduate in Advertising.

In 2018, I was selected by the Miami Ad School Brazil social program and I won a scholarship in Art Direction, being awarded twice as the best student at the school. Since then, I won more than 15 national and international awards in my portfolio.

I worked in small and medium sized regional agencies and currently I work at W/McCann Rio, creating for clients like L’Óreal Paris, Coca-Cola, Americanas Store and Estácio de Sá University.

Always involved in social movements, in 2011 I was a diversity manager at AIESEC (the world’s largest student organization, affiliated to the United Nations). Also in 2018, I became a member of the LGBTQI + diversity committee at the Binder agency, promoting education and social integration actions.

Of humble origin, I work for more inclusion and representativeness in advertising, looking for simple and creative solutions that positively impact clients and society. And my mother’s life, of course.

Patricia Macedo

Miami Ad School Escola de Criatividade

Winning Work: Havianas Sun Check

patriciamacedo.com

I like to say that I’m a storyteller. My name is Patricia, but you can call me Paty. I started writing in childhood, because the cartoons I used to watch on TV weren’t enough to calm down my imagination.

 

I always knew that in one way my profession would be linked to writing. It could be cinema, because it’s another passion of mine. Even literature. But my parents said “no, you’re gonna starve to death!”. Look where I came to: in advertising. I wonder every day if I’m not going to starve.

 

Jokes aside, getting here wasn’t easy. I grew up in a humble family with parents who worked so hard and still do to make sure we don’t miss anything at home. I was an athlete for many years and it taught me to be a very determined person. When I set out to do something, I don’t give up until get it done.

 

I graduated in Advertising in PUC-Rio, one of the best universities in Brazil. My anxiety and desire to do more took me to Miami Ad School to study copywriting. I was awarded once as the best student of school and international recognition there. I currently work at Propeg, one of the most creative and fastest growing agencies in Rio de Janeiro, where I’ve also won some national awards.

 

Being a copywriter is a daily exercise of creativity and overcoming. And get recognized at 28 years old, after going through some difficult time, is one of the best gifts I could ever get.

Elaine Ying Lun Li

School of Visual Arts

Winning Work: Disney Prism, Tag of Shame, Tampax Amp

yinglunli.com

Recently graduated from SVA. Over the past 4 years she has  learned a lot and worked my ass off to win some awards. She also interned at Ogilvy Beijing and I&Co, working with clients such as Nescafe and Audible. 

Christy Qiao

School of Visual Arts

Winning Work: Disney Prism, Tag of Shame, Tampax Amp

christyqiao.work

A recent grad from SVA. She believes that design and advertising can bring so much impact on people’s lives. And she is doing everything she can to make a difference with her ideas.

Sean Dong

School of Visual Arts

Winning Work: Disney Prism, DWMS, Tampax Amp

seanswork.com

Made in China shipped to Queens, New York. Recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Advertising and Design. Sean got hired at an agency months before the graduation

Kevin Bae

School of Visual Arts

Winning Work: Disney Prism, DWMS, Tag of Shame, Tampax Amp

sangyoungbae.com

From photographer, psychologist to marketer, Kevin has wandered his way to find the perfect job for a while. And finally found his passion in advertising as an art director.