Zarik Ahuir

Senior Art Director

Madrid, Spain
I’ve a large experience in Creativity and Branding, both online and offline. My last 15 years of working experience have been in Advertising Agencies based in Spain and Portugal.
As Creative Director I’ve managed a team of 8 creatives, won over 13 clients and received 13 awards. I was also nominated for “Best Creative Director of Portugal” in 2018.
I’ve defined and implemented Integrated Creative Strategies for dozens of clients and for more than 10 years I’ve collaborated with international clients, delivering results to several stakeholders in different countries.
In addition to my creative background, I am analytic and always looking the big picture before taking a decision. But I am also agile taking action and adept to testing in order to constantly improve the results.

Work Experience

Independent Consultant

Digital Creative Director

October 2018 - Present Lisbon, Portugal

Publicis Groupe SA

Digital Creative Director

As director of the Digital Creative Department, my role was to plan, direct, manage and oversee all digital campaigns in the agency. But also spread the digital culture and implement best practices to accelerate the company’s global digital transformation.
I managed a team of 8 creatives, won over 13 clients and received 13 awards. I was also nominated for “Best Creative Director of Portugal” in 2018.
September 2016 - October 2018 Spain

Leo Burnett

Art Director

I was hired to team up with the Digital Creative Director and improve the performance of the Digital Department. I co-managed and oversee website projects, activations, social media and display campaigns.
Our team won 6 national and international digital awards, including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix.
April 2013 - August 2016 Spain

Freelance

Art Director and Creative

Became regular collaborator of several top advertising agencies like McCann Erickson, Shackleton, Euro RSCG, Grey, G2, Leo Burnett and production houses like Ink Apache and Chello Multicanal.
July 2009 - April 2013 Spain

MPG Wonderland

Senior Digital Creative | Art Director

HAVAS launched Wonderland to expand its offer of creative and digital media services. The Executive Creative Director of Grey moved to Havas and offered me to join the team as Senior Digital Art Director.
We won a Golden Efficiency Award for one of our campaigns.
June 2008 - June 2009 Spain

Grey

Art Director

After the Executive Creative Director of McCann moved to Grey, he brought me with him. I was responsible for the Creativity and Art Direction of several national and international creative advertising campaigns for our main clients.
September 2006 - July 2008 Spain

McCann Erickson

Art Director

I started as trainee and rapidly became junior Art Director. I worked on the Creativity and Art Direction of several national advertising campaigns for our top clients.
April 2005 - September 2006 Spain

Education

Universitat Jaume I De Castelló

Advertising and PR

June 2005 Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Septima Ars

Cinema direction

Madrid, Spain

Languages

Spanish (Native),
Catalan (Native),
Portuguese (Conversational),
English (Advanced),

Awards

Cannes Lions

Grand Prix | Best Integrated Campaign

2016

CdeC

Grand Prix | Best Campaign

2015

CdeC

Bronze | Best Interactive Implementation

2014

Premios Eficacia

Gold | Best use of media

2009

CdeC

Gold | Best Use of Digital Media

2018

CdeC

Gold | Best Microsite

2018

CdeC

Gold | Best User Experience Design

2018

CdeC

Gold | Best Use of Social Media Marketing

2018

Premios Eficacia

Gold | Best Commercial Communication

2015

CdeC

Gold | Best Brand Entertainment

2018

Prémios Sapo

Gold | Best Media & Entertainment Campaign

2018

El Sol

Bronze | Best Digital Campaign

2015

El Ojo De Iberoamérica

Bronze | Best use of newspapers

2010

CdeC

Silver | Best Digital Campaign

2018

CdeC

Silver | Best Use of Social Media

2018

CdeC

Bronze | Best Integrated Project

2018

CdeC

Bronze | Best PR Action on Digital Media

2018

CdeC

Bronze | Best Digital Marketing & eCommerce

2018

CdeC

Bronze | Best alternative Media - Unique Piece

2018

CdeC

Bronze | Best Interactive Implementation

2014

CdeC

Bronze | Best User Interface Design

2018

Skills

After Effects, App Design, Art Direction, Branding, Content Marketing, Corporate Design, Creativity, Illustrator, Photo Manipulation, Potoshop, Print Design, Social Media, Strategy, UI, Ux, Video Edition, Web Design,