Experience: 16 years in advertising and branding. 10 years as a manager of Saatchi & Saatchi, agency of the year in both Effectivity (2016, Effie) and Creativity (2017, FARA) as well as 10 years teaching in branding and advertising (NBU, VUZF).
Motivation: The energy of youth. Believes that energy breeds energy.
Interests: All clichés out of a good commercial: likes travelling frequently both physically and mentally, watching football with friends and helping people get together.
Experience: 30 years in Hollywood, of which 18 as an art director for Pixar (Finding Nemo, Wall-e, The Incredibles 2 and many more) as well as 12 years teaching at AAU (Academy of Arts University in San Francisco).
Motivation: “If I do a fraction for Bulgaria of what I and my colleagues in our long careers have done for Hollywood, I would feel accomplished.”
Interests: Loves history, art, films, as well as many different kinds of sports.
Director of Student Success
Experience: 13 years in the Advertising industry. The first Happiness Manager in Bulgaria.
In Saatchi&Saatchi Sofia she was dedicated to educational programs, internal projects and the happiness of the team. 🙂
Successfully develops the Publicis Groupe Bulgaria internship program, Saatchi Circle, Taalks&Taalks and Advertising and Brand management Master’s program.
Motivation: To help people discover their own way to be successful.
Interests: Sport, travel and exploring.
Digital Marketing Director
Experience: 11 years in digital marketing, specialising in building communities and memorable experiences across web, social and mobile. 100+ successful digital campaigns for brands like Mika, Danone, Nestle, Carlsberg, Reebok, BNP and many more.
Motivation: Seeing the organization grow which ultimately leads to personal achievement and success.
Interests: Photography, astronomy and nutrition.
Program Director of “Game Dev Advanced”
Experience: A CG professional with over 14 years’ experience, Simeon is one of Chaos Group’s top presenters and master trainers. During the last 8 years, he is heading the development of V-Ray for Unreal.
Motivation: To teach back what I learned.
Interests: Music and cinema, friends and nature, food and tea.
Program Director of “Game Dev Fundamentals”
Experience: 14 years of experience in the Game industry, 8 of which at Ubisoft as Art Director (Assassin’s Creed Liberation), Lead Artist (Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag) and 3D artist.
Part of the starting team of Snapshot Games as a studio Art Director (Chaos Reborn, Phoenix Point).
Motivation: Creating new opportunities in the Bulgarian game industry and developing new talents.
Interests: Basically cinema and gaming, skiing and cycling, kayaking and traveling. Recently Blockchain gaming.
Junior Digital Marketing Expert
Experience: Fourth-year student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”with Public Relations. “Digital marketing is an area that offers the opportunity to communicate with many people from whom you draw indispensable experience, and ARC Academy is the intersection of two of my favorite things – video games and education.”
Motivation: She likes to communicate with young and inspiring people who encourage her to develop.
Interests: Ecology, cats, board and video games