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Design director Leo Nguyen joins Carbon VFX

Carbon VFX‘s New York-based studio has added design director Leo Nguyen to its staff. He brings with him experience that spans across art direction, illustration, 3D, motion graphics and editing. Prior to Carbon VFX, Nguyen spent two years at Light of Day as design director and eventually became creative director. He joined Light of Day in 2013 when he moved from Australia, where he spent his childhood, to New York City.

Nguyen has worked on all sorts of projects, from branding to commercials, short films, music videos and broadcast promos. Recently he completed a campaign for Royal Canin pet food and the animated Christmas short Window Washer for DDB NY, as well as The Big Picture, a collection of shorts scored by jazz musician David Krakauer. Nguyen also directed a series of broadcast promos for the 54th and 55th Grammys and Australia’s Next Top Model.

Over his design career, Nguyen has won five PromaxBDA International Awards, one Rocket Award for Global Excellence (along with Alessandra Menozzi) and four additional awards for his design work on the Australian TV shows Cricket Superstar and Slide. Nguyen directed his own short film called Paper Boats & Paper Planes. It was an official selection at the Sydney International Animation Festival in 2010.

PromaxBDA 2014 award winners

PromaxBDA, an association for marketing, promotion and design pros, announced the winners for the 2014 Promotion, Marketing & Design North America Awards and Global Excellence Awards. The ceremony was held at PromaxBDA: The Conference 2014 in New York, which recognizes “the most creative and high-impact work produced in North America and throughout the world.”

FX Networks won for Marketing Team of the Year, in addition to securing 40 individual awards for specific campaigns. Stun Creative in Los Angeles received the Agency of the Year award, plus seven awards for individual campaigns.

“This award means a lot to us,” said Brad Roth, Stun Creative co-founder/partner. “The idea to start our shop was actually hatched over coffee at Promax 15 years ago in South Beach.”

Mark Feldstein, Stun co-founder and partner added, “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the total collaboration and imagination of the incredible talent we have on staff, and our clients, who give us the opportunity to take creative risks.”

Other North America Award winners were A&E Television Networks with 30, Showtime with 26 and HBO with 25. Additional winners were National Geographic Channels, Fox Sports Marketing, Bell Media Agency, Discovery, ESPN, History, and Nickelodeon.

For a list of winners in the area of Promotion, Marketing and Design, click here.

For a list of winners in the Global Excellence Awards, click here.