Esteban Diacono

motion graphics designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Self thought, he acquired knowledge working in almost every aspect of the visual communication world. Graphic Design, Editing, Color Grading, Post Production, Compositing and 2D and 3D animation.
During his early career years in Córdoba City (where he was born), Esteban was involved in the making of more than one hundred commercials while working with several production houses in different capacities. After some years, he relocated to Buenos Aires, pursuing a career more focused on branding and animation. He started working for Steinbranding, where he had the opportunity to work and learn from the best and most talented visual communicators around. He was involved in branding campaigns for Fox, FX, Cosmopolitan, Travel & Living, Discovery Channel, Hallmark, and many international brands and channels.

After 3 years at Steinbranding, he took a new job as a Senior Animation at Studio Freak, joining a small but highly talented group of people focused on Ids, commercials and more elaborated VFX work. 

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In August 2009 he created a self-initiated music video for the young Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, that later become one of the most praised works of the year in platforms like Vimeo. The video for “Ljósið” (“The Light”) has been viewed more than 9 million times and shared over countless sites, and was featured in publications such as idN, Stash, Computer Arts Magazine and was presented in festivals all around the world like OneDotZero, Flux, Art Futura, Mexicali, Citrus, Cut Out Fest and many more.


Following new career opportunities derived from that video, he started a independent career, focused on motion design and direction. He has gathered clients from all over the world, working on numerous projects for Australia, Japan, UK, India, Turkey, Spain, the United States, Iceland, etc.

During the past years he has also started giving some lectures and training courses, like in 2010-2011 in the University Iberoamericana from México. In July 2013 he gave a talk at the OFFF Festival in Barcelona, one of the most important festivals in the world and was named as a key speaker by Computer Arts Magazine (UK) among more than 40+ speakers.

Also in 2013 he spent 3 months in New York collaboration on site with Sagmeister & Walsh, one of the most famous design studios in the world. He produced a piece called "Be More Flexible" for the studio's 6 Things Exhinition at the Jewish Museum in New York City. The piece it's also currently being presented in The Happy Show, a new S&W exhibit in Boston.

 

His body of work is very diverse, having worked on music video clips, game design, brand films, educational campaigns, live visuals, mapping projects, tv branding and advertising, vfx, show openers for the BBC, experimental projects, etc.


He currently lives in Buenos Aires where he shares a studio project with his wife and partner.

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