I love to keep it simple. I was raised between architects. My dad took 9 years to propose to my mum. I got my mum's patience. I enjoy any sports event. I even enjoy Curling. Have you ever seen Norwegian team trousers? You're welcome. I once was locked out of naked in the snow. Finland was great. I started using Photoshop when I was 9. All I did was Pixel Art. I enjoy videogames since I can remember. League, CSGO... you name it, I've played it.

Hola! I’m Belén, a Spanish art director. Some also call me a world-citizen upon living in Málaga, Madrid, Helsinki, Hamburg, and currently New York. I’m a paper cut survivor, spicy intolerant, gamer, and former flamenco dancer.

Experience

2021 SEPT-PRESENT

Senior Art Director
TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York

2018 JUL-2021 SEPT

Art Director
TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York

2017-2018

Art Director Intern | Miami Ad School
TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York, R/GA New York, Edelman

2016

Art Director Intern
PUBLICIS

2013-2017

Freelance Ilustrator
MASHME.TV

2013

Editorial Designer
UNHCR ACNUR

Education

2019

Young Lions Creative Academy
CANNES, FRANCE

2016-2018

AD Portfolio Program
MIAMI AD SCHOOL EUROPE HAMBURG, GERMANY

2012-2016

Bachelor in Advertising and PR
UNIVERSITY COMPLUTENSE OF MADRID, SPAIN

2014-2015

Media and Communication studies
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND

2013 JUL-AUG

Competitive Strategy course
LUDWIG-MAXIMILANS UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN, GERMANY

2013 JUL-SEP

Design Thinking Action Lab course
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, USA

2013 APRIL

TV Ads Production&Realization course
ISDE MADRID, SPAIN

Contact

hola@belenaragon.com

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Awards & Recognitions

2021

Cannes Lions
SILVER

2020

Young Lions USA
DIGITAL – BRONZE

2020

ANDY Awards
IDEA – GOLD

2020

Art Director’s Club
SILVER CUBE

2020

The One Show
Public Relations – Bronze

2020

The One Show
Creative Effectiveness – Merit

2020

The Webby Awards
Best Media Strategy – Nominee

2019

Shorty Awards
SOCIAL GOOD – BEST IN SPORTS WINNER

2019

Shorty Awards
SOCIAL GOOD – GENDER EQUALITY FINALIST

2019

Cannes Lions
SHORTLIST

2019

Effie Awards
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS – GOLD

2019

The One Show
BRONZE PENCIL

2019

SABRE Awards
BEST CAMPAIGN – ENTERTAINMENT

Trump Era

O1-Visa 
ALIEN OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES

2018

Cannes Lions
BRONZE

2018

The One Show – Young Ones
GOLD PENCIL WINNER

2018

Future Lions
SHORTLIST

2018

Art Director’s Club Germany
x3 MERIT

2018

2017

D&AD New Blood
WOOD PENCIL WINNER

2017

Lürzer’s Archive
STUDENT PRINT PUBLISHED

2017

Future Lions
SHORTLIST

2016

Tú y el Gurú
BRONZE

Languages

SPANISH

MOTHERTONGUE

ENGLISH

ADVANCED

GERMAN

INTERMEDIATE
Skills

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS, ADOBE PREMIERE, ADOBE INDESIGN, CONCEPTING, CINEMA4D, STRATEGY PLANNING, UX/UI DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT.