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Luis Torres studied at UAM Azcapotzalco where he got a Bachelor Degree on Graphic Design and Graphic Communication.
With 20 years of experience in the advertising, graphic design, animation, motion design and visual arts, Luis has received several national and international awards for his work throughout his care… Read More
Luis Torres studied at UAM Azcapotzalco where he got a Bachelor Degree on Graphic Design and Graphic Communication.
With 20 years of experience in the advertising, graphic design, animation, motion design and visual arts, Luis has received several national and international awards for his work throughout his career. Initially, he worked in various advertising agencies from story board artist to associate art director, including J. Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett and Grey World Wide. His work as an Art Director was recognised with several awards in advertising campaigns for brands such as Kellogg's and Direct TV. Seeking new challenges, he decided to leave the advertising world and move to the production and animation world, where he work in Virgin Studios Mexico and Spin Productions Toronto as motion designer and art director respectively. Fulfilling his cycle at Spin, he decided to become independent and began freelancing, working with studios like Cuppa Coffee and The Juggernaut and was part of the pull of directors of Spy Films and Resistor (then The Electric Company) in Toronto, and was also represented by Curious Pictures in New York as animation director. He returned to Mexico, and along with Jorge Bobadilla formed his animation and design studio “La Flama" with 9 years of experience in both the domestic and international markets.

Luis's work has been published in 2 books from Taschen: Logo Design vol. 2 and Latin American Graphic Design, and in magazines and specialised media such as IDN, Stash (in which his work has appeared several occasions), Territory, Matiz, Big and Forecast magazine in Zurich. He also has been interviewed on online sites dedicated to design and animation as designtaxi.com, motionographer.com, stashmedia.tv and wired.com. His paintings have been exhibited in New York at Agora Gallery and Resistor Gallery in Toronto. In 2010 Luis won two gold medals at the New York Festivals 2010 for his animated short film "The Hollow" in the category of best direction and best animated short film art direction. In addition to being nominated for best animation in the festival. In 2012 Luis worked in the video for "Occupied Tears" by Serj Tankian, the video was nominated for best video clip in the New York Festivals 2012. Luis got and honorable mention in the XXII Catalog of Illustrators for children and youth publications FILIJ 2012. In 2013 Luis was selected as one of the illustrators for me Mail me Art project and was judge in the area of animation in Quorum Year One 2013 awards. The campaign “120 years” for Indio Beer by the agency Double You won the Grand Prix of Circulo Creativo 2013 in the category of "Best Digital Campaign". Luis directed and animated the video spots for the campaign.
In 2014 the animated spot “Elephant, Bomb, Ninjas, Zombies” for Toronto Crime Stoppers, won a trophy as finalist in the category of Art Direction of the New York Festivals 2014 Best World Advertising.
In June 2016 Flock Advertising Agency’s “Nike Mov Your Way” campaign won gold in the digital category of the Festival Iberoamericano de la Comunicación Publicitaria in Bilbao Spain. The project consisted in doing personalised animations delivered to runners via twitter daily. Luis was the animation director on this project and developed the work flow to achieve the delivery of the animations and also art directed the project on the animation part. At the end of the campaign 750 personalised animations were delivered in a period of 6 weeks. Read Less
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