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.