Felipe Faúndez is a creative and intrepid Digital Art Director with 20+ years of experience and a driving enthusiasm to build better digital experiences, engage and challenge people in new and better ways. He has partnered with other Art Directors, Copywriters, Creative Technologists, Creative Directors and Directors and worked independently on brand, experiential, interactive, mobile and integrated briefs. Felipe’s portfolio speaks for itself and includes projects from an impressive list of international brands including Apple, Google, Sky, Peugeot, Pepsi, Budweiser, Sony, Mitsubishi, Gatorade and Redbull.
Felipe’s work has been recognised through multiple awards including an Cannes Gold Lion, BIMA Grand Prix, IAB GranPrix, EFFIE awards for Effectivity and numerous awards from the Chilean advertising association, ACHAP.
Felipe comes from a digital background – he studied design at ITESA Institute in Chile and later went on to work as a researcher and developer for the University of Chile ‘Digital Arts Media Programme’ helping design the curriculum for the school’s design degree course.
He also worked as a lecturer delivering web design courses. He then went on to work as a web designer for EuroRSCG before being appointed Digital Art Director for BBDO Chile (a position he held for 6 years). The he moved to UK, working with Apple Mal/TBWA, +Rehabstudio, WCRS and now located back in Chile as a Head of Digital Art at Havas Chile.
Felipe’s other passion is art. A talented artist, Felipe has exhibited both digital and performance art (live art) in Chile, Ireland, UK and the US, most notably in the IV Bienale in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, BBeyond Performance Space and recently as part of the launch of Ireland’s Titanic Building. Part of my artworks have been published in Chile, Ireland, U.K., Netherlands and the U.S.
He considers himself to be like a sponge of all things new, new technologies, design, trends and behaviours that can inform him in his approach and work.