Meet our first Featured Creative Student, Andrea Baridon. Andrea is a graduate of the world renowned Miami Ad School who has worked on a l...
Meet our first Featured Creative Student, Andrea Baridon. Andrea is a graduate of the world renowned Miami Ad School who has worked on a lot of student projects as a student and won some best advertising awards along the way. In the future she hopes to work as an Art Director. Learn more about Andrea in her Q&A profile below.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your story? What do you want to share with other creative professionals?
My parents had three boys by the time they were looking to have a fourth child. Gambling with destiny, hoping I wasn’t another little boy, I came to life being curious about what was this all about. Born and raised in Uruguay I started to discover the world. Surrounded by nature, I found myself as a child shinning and smiling. The teenage years went on but I got lost in my identity. Until art saved me.
Art reconnected me with my inner child, curious and imaginative. I knew I had to follow this feeling so I moved to Miami, Florida to study visual arts at Miami International University of Art and Design. After finishing my BFA, I concentrated on abstract painting. On the side, I worked at an art gallery. There, I was responsible for designing the editorial content, curating exhibitions, and promoting the gallery through social media. At this time, my true self started to discover parts of me that I had oppressed. Each discovery was within each brush stroke with electronic music as the abstract sound waves that opened the door to my soul.
Where and what are you studying?
I Have a BFA in visual arts and I recently graduated as an art director from Miami Ad School, Miami.
What drew or motivated you to pursue studies in such a creative field?
It's in my soul. It just feels right! :)
What’s been the best project that you’ve worked on to date?
B.O.B. the biochemical observation buoy is a fishing bobber designed to turn millions of licensed fishermen into dead zone hunters. Dead zones are oxygen depleted bodies of water created by negligent dumping of waste.These dead zones are killing ecosystems, so if we can identify them before they become dead zones we can save them and economies alike. With this specific project my creative team and I got international recognition, the project was shortlisted for future lions in Cannes, won a summit creative award, and was featured in different advertising websites!
Where do you hope to see yourself in five years?
I hope to be an Art Director who is truly inspired by art and music, I aim to create bespoke concepts and ideas that can improve the way we think as a collective society. I want viewers to feel emotion when they see my work. In five years I hope to be leading a creative team with forward thinking minds where together we can enhance different sensations and provoking thoughts that challenge the way people see things.
Everyone needs time out. What do you do in your spare time to help re-energize your creative side?
To re-energize my creative side I like to do things where I can achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Some of the activities that I do are riding my longboard around the city, painting, going to the beach or lying on the grass.
Where can others see more of your work and how can they get in touch with you?
Here is a link to my website where they can find my work: www.andreabaridon.com and they can contact me through instagram @technoandsalads or email firstname.lastname@example.org