Ana Curbelo

Ana Curbelo

Artist and freelance illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ana Curbelo

Ana Curbelo

Artist and freelance illustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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  • Now Draw the Curtain, Solo Exhibition by Ana Curbelo
    Now Draw the Curtain, Solo Exhibition by Ana CurbeloNow draw the curtain is an exhibition by Ana Curbelo, the award-winning illustrator also known as Untepid, that brings together a body of work developed over the last four years. Over three rooms, the exhibition traces an evolution that has affected both her palette and the mood her work evokes. The humorous militant feminism of her early illustrations, characterised by punchy colours and rotund anatomies, has gradually given way to greater introspection and a mostly monochromatic execution. Th
  • Editorial illustration gif - Banish Bikini Bumps
    Editorial illustration gif - Banish Bikini BumpsEditorial illustration gif for The Girlfriend, 2022. AD Dian Holton.
  • Editorial illustration - Is your diet aging your skin?
    Editorial illustration - Is your diet aging your skin?Animated editorial illustration for The Ethel, AARP.
  • Expect the Unexpected - BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Animated Short
    Expect the Unexpected - BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Animated ShortBBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, Expect the Unexpected Client: BBC, 2021 I was asked to illustrate a scene alongside 4 other illustrators for a 30 sec TV ad to promote BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour. Animation by Kilogramme Animation Studio. Illustrators: Ana Curbelo @Untepid Alexandra Francis @alexefrancis Mokshini @mokshini Devon Short @wackydoodledevon Maria Samaniego @momo_chan97 2021 RTS Craft & Design Awards / Design - Trails & Packaging / Nominee 2021 Manchester Animation Festival / Official sel
  • The Tampon Book
    The Tampon BookThe most awarded ad campaign over the last year according to The Drum. I was commissioned by Scholz & Friends as illustrator of The Tampon Book, a campaign by The Female Company which aims to end the ridiculous ‘luxury’ tax on tampons by outsmarting the law - selling tampons hidden inside a book. The Tampon Book is much more than a smart packaging that hacked the German tax system. Stylishly illustrated by artist Ana Curbelo, The Tampon Book contains 45 pages with bold illustrations and empow
  • 8M International Women's Day
    8M International Women's DayStill a long way to go, keep going. Illustration by Ana Curbelo, @untepid
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Work history
    Freelance Illustrator and multidisciplinary
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance illustrator and multidisciplinary creative. Select clients: BBC, Vice, Scholz & Friends, UKTV, Cambridge Assessment
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    BBC Creative logo
    Creative, Art DirectorBBC Creative
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creates innovative short form content for some of the biggest programmes and events across BBC, such as Blue Planet, Peaky Blinders, Poldark, Radio 1 Teen Awards, BAFTAs and the General Election. Researches, generates strategic ideas and concepts, comes up with new methods of capture and delivery – armed with knowledge of digital trends. Understands how young people consume content, and works closely with BBC channels and brands. • Come up with and execute innovative social campaigns, working closely with social and marketing teams, pitching concepts and ideas to creative heads, execs and stakeholders. Provides technical advice to the BBC Creative team, production, social team and marketing team (where deemed necessary). • Strong digital creative skills. Can film, edit and direct big talent as well as negotiate with their agents (Kit Harrington, Aidan Turner, Susanne Bier, Steven Knight, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Kurupt FM, Clean Bandit, amongst many others). Quick thinker and improvises on shoots when necessary. Builds a relationship with the producers and crew on set. • Rebranded, art directed and helped produce* (*advertising) of the Radio 1 Teen Awards (3 years). • Helped the line manager shape and form the digital team to where we are today, including helping hire and mentor team members, who have made our team bigger and better. • Experienced in managing complex projects with both significant and tight budgets on extreme quick turnarounds, working closely with paid media. Has a range of digital experience having creatively lead several social media campaigns, including live social broadcasts and a Facebook AR lens for Peaky Blinders, a Messenger Bot for Murder in Successville, a social reactive shoot for Pitch Battle, and worked with social influencers on several programes.
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  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Conceptual
  • Ideation
  • Concepting Ideas
  • Big Ideas
    The Webby Awards logo
    The Webby Awards logo
    Best Media & EntertainmentThe Webby Awards
    WINNER Advertising, Media & PR - Branded Content Creative lead
    Gold Winner Best Fictional PromotionEBU Connect
    EBU CONNECT BBC Two, Peaky Blinders Creative
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