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 smile quite a lot. I love watching any sports on TV. I even enjoy Curling. I know, I know... Have you ever seen Norwegian team trousers? You're welcome. I've lived in Finland. During my stay, I ran naked in the snow. It was great. I used to be a gamer. I started using Photoshop when I was 9. All I did was Pixel Art.

Hola! I’m Belén, a smiling 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, professional chicken wing eater and former flamenco dancer.

Experience

2018 JULY-PRESENT

Art Director Intern
TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York

2018 APRIL-JUNE

Art Director Intern
Edelman New York

2018 JAN-MARCH

Creative Apprentice
R/GA New York

2017 OCT-DEC

Art Director Intern
TBWA\CHIAT\DAY New York

2016 APR-SEP

Art Director Trainee
PUBLICIS GROUPE SPAIN

2013-2017

Freelance Ilustrator
MASHME.TV

2013

Editorial Designer
UNHCR ACNUR

Education

2016-2018

AD Portfolio Programme
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

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.