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Born in Buenos Aires, in 2001 he moved  to Barcelona to work in SCPF agency as junior art director.
Two years later he founded his own creative unit AÄB, together with two friends. During this period of time AÄB was featured in main medias as Mtv, Res mag., Idn mag. and collaborated with all the main agencies worldwide. After he left AÄB Nico has been directing commercials and shortfilms around the world. 



An illustrator and art director, in 1995 he started working as a film director, producing his first short film "Queen Be”. Since 1998 he has directed commercials for a number of production companies in Milan. His short film “Volevo sapere sull’amore” (2004) marks the beginning of his partnership with writer Matteo B. Bianchi. The film has received numerous awards, such as the “Nastro d’Argento” for Best Actress (Marina Confalone). Since 2003 he has written and directed many SKY productions, such as "Dizionario del cinema", documentary films (among which “Italia 70, il cinema a mano armata”), and a number of specials ("L'arte dei titoli di testa" and "Il cinema di carta"). In 2007, together with Lucio Pellegrini, he directed the sit-com aired on Italia 1 “La strana coppia”, starring the comedy duo Luca & Paolo, and three short films starring Iaia Forte, Luciana Littizzetto and Carla Signoris. In 2009 he directed his first noir film "Lacrime nere", written by Matteo Bortolotti, and, together with Hakim Zejjari, the documentary film "Moana, magnifica ossessione", premiered at the Rome Fiction Fest. He has recently directed for Vodafone the web-com “Panetteria Maiello”, starring Luca & Paolo – premiered at the Rome Fiction Fest 2011 – and two short films, starring Maurizio Crozza, Ambra Angiolini and Carla Signoris.

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Visual Artist, VJ, Digital Artist, Professor of Web Design at IED-Rome. 

Creator of the blog "". Active in the visual arts field, in 2001 he started performing in public, working as a VJ in Campania and, since 2005, in Rome, where he currently lives. From 2007 to 2008 he was VJ testimonial for Nokia TrendsLab Tour. He participated in many European festivals – AUDIOVISIVA (Milan), Netaudio (London - UK), Homework (Bologna), Elettrowave (Rome), Odd Stream (Nijmegen - Holland), Kaleidoscope (Naples), LPM (Rome), Dancity (Foligno) – performing with artists such as: Apparat, Tiga, Pole, Howie B, Luomo, Barbara Morgenstern, Sasha Funke, Dj Rush, and many others. On his MutechLab blog (, he provides an insight into the world of performative digital arts. He teaches Web Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, and creates art installations and audio-visual performances.

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Digital artist, teacher IED, professor Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (New York) Member of the Italian Art Director Club board of directors (2010-2011) Professor of Digital Animation at Accademia di Belle Arti in Brera Professor of Web Art Direction at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. As an artist, he worked with Ruychi Sakamoto, Christian Fennesz, Marithè Francois Girbaud, etc. As a creative director he did works for Autogrill, Pirelli, Telecom Italia, Grandi Stazioni, Banca Antonveneta, Volkwagen, Campari, Audi, Nescafè, H3g, Cadelbosco, Siemens, Rai, etc.

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Vfx Supervisor / Owner at direct2brain

Estabilished in Latina, Italy in 1996, Direct 2 Brain is a leader in TV Commercials, Music Promos, Corporate, and Scientific visualization.
The group, under the direction of Ascanio Malgarini, received a long list of national and international awards both for concept and for the execution of complex jobs.

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Executive Vice President, Creative & Marketing National Geographic Channels International Fox International Channels

As Executive Vice President, Creative & Marketing, Rafael Sandor supervises the global brand development of all Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels.
Born in Los Angeles and now Based in Rome, Italy, Sandor works together with creatives and marketers across FIC's thirtyboffices to ensure the shared development of truly global brands across its one hundred forty channels worldwide. In 2002, he performed as Programming and Creative Director for National Geographic Latin America and Iberia, implementing a new channel strategy that increased its ratings two-fold in a year.  
From 1997 to 2001 he was Creative Director of the Buenos Aires Television and Creative Director for Fox Kids Latin America, leading its original production and on air promotions. During 1997 and 1998, leading a multi-awarded team that provided services ranging from original
His work has received numerous international awards.