CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ART
AS A KID,
I OBSESSED OVER THE STORIES OF MOVIES, BOOKS, AND VIDEO GAMES.
I CREATE STORIES FOR GLOBAL BRANDS.
"Manuel gets it. He gets ideas. He gets strategy. And he gets what it takes to make it big in this industry. He's passionate, talented and tenacious. Which is exactly what it takes to be successful in advertising. I have no doubt he'll go far."
- Matt Eastwood, GCCO, McCann
"To encapsulate Manuel's skill set within the service category drop down as, "web designer" is an injustice. His commitment to his work goes far beyond simple web design, he is a true digital artist. He brought an extensive appreciation and understanding of light, shadow, motion and overall elegance to our team. It would be a pleasure to work with him again, and I look forward to doing so."
- Christopher Smith, ECD, Publicis
I had the pleasure of working with Manuel at Northwestern Mutual and if you’re looking for someone who will never create anything expected or untrue, Manuel is your man. He is a talented Art Director, an original, and someone who sees stuff that everyone misses. He's is also an awesome human, always ready to lend a helping hand. I’d love to work with him again!
- Yuliya Levina, DD, Wunderman
"I’ve worked with Manuel on multiple projects at different agencies. Each time he has been very professional, hardworking and personable. He comes up with solid ideas, has a great sense of design and possesses a master-level knowledge of the Adobe Suite. I highly recommend working with Manuel if you get the chance."
- Brian Gallagher, CD, BBDO
"I would highly recommend Manuel. He is not only an extremely talented Designer, but he also consistently brought ideas to the table to improve the projects he was working on. He was able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines without sacrificing his usual high quality of work. If you would like any further info about Manuel's stint at MRM feel free to reach out to me."
- Doug Darrigo, ECD, JWT
"Manuel rocks. I’ve been a brand planner at agencies for twelve years and I’ve met many talented Creatives but there are only a very few that actually possess what Manuel brings to every project. I call him the OCTO THREAT: a team player, a digital guru, a guy with street smarts , witty as heck, a guy with fantastic taste, an eye for great art and design, in tune with the pulse of culture, and a true partner you want in the trenches with you in the late hours before a presentation. He puts his heart and soul into the work and that’s what is most important in this crazy industry of ours."
- Jess Heckerling, SVP Brand Planning Director, Hudson Rouge