Hello. I'm André Gidoin, a freelance ACD/Art Director based out of New York,

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Stella Artois

Music Video You Can Taste

We created a multi-sensory experience platform to explore the taste notes in a chalice of Stella Artois.

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United Nations

A Marketplace For Words

For World Humanitarian Day 2013 we created a marketplace for words designed to turn people's support on social media into real action.

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United Nations

World Humanitarian Day

Animations to promote and explain how the market place for words called #TheWorldNeedsMore worked.

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The Beauty Of A Second

To celebrate the 190th anniversary of the chronograph Montblanc hosted a one-second short film contest with Wim Wenders.

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Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football

Feel What It Feels Like To Feel The Wins

Yahoo Sports wanted to bring the fun back to fantasy football so we developed a campaign to highlight all the ways you can feel the wins this season.

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Absolut Elyx

Elyx Water Truck Boutique

We created a rolling pop-up water truck that sells pineapples to help end the global water crisis. Yeah, I know what it sounds like...

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Ten Years, One Fridge

Another spot for Samsung to promote yet another refrigerator except this one has some amazing technology inside it.

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Personal Project

Golden Goose Photoshoot

Inspired by fairy tales and Moroccan architecture, Makerie Studio created a room in which a shining, golden goose is caged, her eggs collected one by one and suspended inside arches carved into the walls, photographed by me.

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I'm French-Norwegian like a croissant with smoked salmon.

Add a shot of espresso for the three and a half years I spent working at Leo Burnett in Milan and now I'm consuming all these things at the same time in the big melting pot that is New York City. I graduated from Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo 2009 as an award-winning student, helping the school reach the top 10 creative schools of the Decade list, according to Young Guns.

My way of thinking and strong focus on craft has brought life to award-winning work for clients such as Montblanc, The United Nations, Stella Artois, Avis, Chrysler, Jeep and Samsung. This has resulted in a lot of scary metal creatures in my award shelves from award shows such as Cannes, The One Show, Eurobest, Sharks, LIA, ADC, Epica and Young Guns. I have ranked in consecutive years on the list of best young creative under 30 where my former partner and I were named the 5th best creative team under 30 of 2012 and in 2013 I ranked as 16th best creative.

I am an Art Director, specializing in engagement platforms, branded arts and entertainment and digital/technology driven ideas. On my spare time I like to direct, shoot and edit short films, code and create websites, play basketball, and being an amateur botanist to grow my own food.

I coded this website from scratch so I'm sorry for any bugs and awfully formatted code you might see.

I've been fortunate enough to work on some pretty cool briefs with some pretty cool people.

  • Cannes Lions: 8 lions (2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze + 8 shortlist).
  • The One Show: 2 gold pencils, 1 shortlist.
  • ADC Awards: 1 bronze, 1 merit.
  • D&AD: Two nominations
  • London International Awards: 1 gold.
  • Webby Awards: Winner for Best Writing, People's Choice for Best Social Media Campaign and 1 shortlist.
  • Shorty Awards: Winner in Branded Real-Time Response and Best Social Media Campaign.
  • Eurobest: 2 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze and 2 shortlists.
  • Young Guns Awards: 1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze, 4 nominations, ranked 12th best you creative in 2012, and 16th best young creative in the world in 2013.
  • ADC Italy: 1 grand prix, 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
  • The Kinsale Shark Awards: Awarded the Chairman's Award for the most outstanding campaign of the year at in addition to 2 gold sharks and 2 silver sharks.
  • Epica Awards: 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
  • MTV VMA: Nominated for best music video for social cause.
  • Addy: Gold & Judges Excellence Award.
  • Vimeo: Two of my videos have been featured on Staff Picks
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