Iva Antioco |


Creative Thinker and Storyteller |||

Creative Art Director & Producer 

An experienced Creative Director and storyteller able to lead a variety of design initiatives including global brand development, and digital media projects in the film, entertainment, and technology industries. Proficient in leading the creative approach/vision for large-scale and results-oriented design strategies. A creative thinker and storyteller with a proven track record collaborating with clients and project teams in the creation of compelling visual experiences.

Creative Direction | Art Direction |Postproduction VFX/3D | UI/UX | Client Management | Brand Management 
 Digital Marketing | Social Media | Cross Platform Interactive Experience and Engagement: VR/MXR/AR

Technical Expertise 
Adobe Creative Suite | Photoshop | After FX | Illustrator | 3DLW | Maya | Nuke | Keynote | Word Press

Top finalist at Ron Howard's/Canon Project Imagination with the short film Auburn
VFX Supervisor Gimme Shelter
Post Production Lighting Technical Director on the ABC’s hit series V
Creative Director on Sand to Silicon Global Launch at Intel Corporation

Professional Experience    
Freelance Creative, Art Director | Los Angeles, CA    2005 – Present  
Creative Director and VFX Supervisor
Translate the client’s vision into a strategy and story that demands the attention of their target audience: Disney HD, Cinetel, GP Johnson, Pixel Magic, Super 8 Productions, TGI Friday, Brazilian Blowout, SWAG Inc., Bossa Nova, FOX, Paramount
Drive the successful completion of client projects & films through directing the creative process, managing project teams of 3D/VFX artists, and ensuring the delivery of compelling content: film, 3D animation, compositing, and motion graphics
Manage project objectives from developing the written story, storyboarding, animation, and final delivery
Project List: Gimme Shelter | We Own the Night | 1001 Maniacs | Mega Fault | A Thousand Words | SWAG IQ Trivia | BB Sizzle | Ellen’s Design Challenge | Players Select | Renault Global Motor Show (2017) | Avenue Q | South Coast Plaza | Showdown in Manila | Maximum Impact | Renault | Nissan 

MTM OPS | Los Angeles, CA     06/2014 – 05/2016
Creative Director/Producer 
Produced/directed inventive concepts for original video/marketing content projects and drove strategy/digital design 
Led marketing strategies through print, web, mobile, digital, television, data visualization, and social media platforms 
Established relationships with various brands, nonprofits, celebrities, and technology partners for company exposure: Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Paramount, Wounded Warrior Project, Rainbow 6, Men`s Health, GQ, and Men`s Fitness 

Team People – Intel Corporation | Chandler, AZ | Santa Clara, CA     10/2009 – 5/2014 
Creative Director – 3D Visualization/Animation 
Oversaw new and innovative creative solutions that enhanced and promoted Intel across digital and social media channels
Produced live-action animation projects for US/International clients: IMEC, ISS, Best Buy, Dell, Skype, McAfee, NXP, Walmart
Promoted products at technology conferences through large-scale UI/UX artwork that incorporated the latest technology trends, projection mapping, and VR (Sand to Silicon Global Launch)
Collaborated with internal teams to bring awareness of Intel’s innovative and vital role into the consumers everyday life

Education | Training | Certifications    

Master’s Degree in Directing & Animation, National Academy Film Arts, Krastyo Sarafov | Sofia, Bulgaria
Associate Degree in Fine Arts, Fine Arts College, Marin Drinov | Sofia, Bulgaria


Related Experience 
ZOIC Studios | Los Angeles, CA      
3D/VFX Artist 
Project List: CSI, Battlestar Galactica, V, Lie to Me, Eleventh Hour, The Prince of Motor City, Fringe

Digital Domain | Los Angeles, Ca      
3D Artist 
Project List: GMC Acadia – Commercial 

UFO Films | Sofia, Bulgaria      
Lead 3D Artist, VFX Set Supervisor
Project List: Interceptor Force, Rapid Exchange, Dark Water, Deep Shock, Dragon Fighter, Dragon Storm, Epoch 2, Phantom Force, Post Impact, Dark Light - Feature Films 

Millennium Films |Sofia, Bulgaria     
Lead 3D Artist 
Project List: In Hell, Derailed, Alien Hunter, Megalodon

Fox News, BTV| Sofia, Bulgaria     
Creative Director Broadcast

Leo Burnett Advertising Agency| Sofia, Bulgaria     
Art Director 
Project List: P&G, Coca-Cola

Exhibitions and Awards
Ron Howard PROJECT IMAGINATION - Top Finalist 
Director/Writer "Auburn" - Short Film, New York, NY, 2013
SAIS, John Hopkins University – Winning Graphic Design Concept – for the PR and WEB Division, Washington DC, 2004
Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation - Winner “Front Cover Illustration” for the Quarterly Magazine, Alexandria, VA, 2000
Solo Exhibition, Posters, and Graphics, Prague/ Czech Republic, 1999
Solo Exhibition, Graphics, and Paintings, Sofia Bulgaria, 1999


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