raul.mandru@gmail.com

Summary:

Award-winning senior creative with experience in concept and art direction for digital, social media and integrated campaigns, mobile, content, design, brand identity.

Specialties: Creative Concept,  Art Direction (Digital and Traditional), Content, Social Media, Mobile, Video, Storytelling and Film Direction, Interactive Installations.

Clients: GAP, Reebok, Toyota, Canon, IKEA, Coca Cola, American Express.

Awards: Cannes Lions, Red Dot Design Grand Prix, Webbys, Art Director’s Club, Most Contagious Award.

Work featured by: The New York Times, CNN, CBS, Mashable, Fast Company.

When I’m not at work I’m probably implementing a Brazilian BBQ party behind my house in Williamsburg, where I live with my wife Michelle. I might also be found sleeping, fixing something or shooting a video about an underground artist in an shaky elevator with my friend and team partner Mihai Botarel, in the quest of discovering the fabulous New York City.


 

Experience

Co-Founder and Creative Director at RXM Creative NYC

2014- present

RXM Creative is a creative social media agency specialized in content for fashion and lifestyle brands.

Clients: Ray-Ban, Harper’s Bazaar, Sunglass Hut, Diesel, GAP, Reebok, Volkswagen, Condé Nast

Awards & Press: Cannes Lions, Most Contagious, CNN, New York Times, Mashable.

 


 

360i – New York 

Associate Creative Director/Art | 2012 – 2014
Clients: Toyota, Canon, Coca-Cola, New Orleans Tourism
Digital, Social Media, Content and Integrated Campaigns.

 


Ogilvy & Mather – New York

Sr. Art Director | 2009 – 2012
Clients: GAP, IKEA, American Express
Digital and Integrated Campaigns

 


 

Ogilvy & Mather – Germany

Art Director | 2005-2009
Clients: Unilever, Loose, Dusseldorfer Tafel, Carpo
Digital campaigns and branding including Donate-A-Meal.com, that won a Gold Cyber Lion in Cannes.

 


 

 “Cold Mountain” – Motionpicture

Art Director | 2002
Assisted Art Director Stelios Polychronakis

 


 

Inside Comm. – Romania

Interaction Designer | 2001 – 2002

Clients: BMW, Aro Palace Hotels

 


 

Awards

Gold Cannes Lion (Cyber)
Bronze Cannes Lion (Mobile)
ADC Germany, ADC*E
Red Dot Design Award- Grand Prix
Red Dot – Best of the Best (Digital)
European Design Awards – Silver
Webby Award
New York Festivals – Bronze
Design Prize of the State NordrheinWestfalen – 1st Prize
IF Concept Award
Vimeo Staff Pick for New York Farm City
Vimeo Staff Pick for Opening Comodo


 

Publications

New York Times, CNN, CBS, Mashable, Fast Company, Novum Magazine, Slanted Magazine, ID Pure, Page


Exhibitions:

Museum of Modern Art, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
Icograda World Design Congress, Beijing, China
Zeche Zollverein Design Museum, Essen, Germany
Herbstsalon, Berlin, Germany

 


 

Education

University of Applied Arts Dortmund, Germany
BA, Art/Design/Film 2003 – 2008

FH Dortmund is one of the most awarded Design and Film schools in Germany. The main classes have a strong focus on creating solid concepts and choosing the most suitable execution. I had an in-depth exposure to multiple disciplines: digital media, film, motion graphics, photography, typography, graphic design and fine art. My thesis, the digital installation “Surveillance Map of the World” has won theRed Dot Grand Prix and was exhibited in Magdeburg, Essen, Vienna and Beijing.

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