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Juries 2022 / President

Santiago Cuesta

Before joining VMLY&R as Chief Creative Officer, Cuesta worked for over a decade at DDB in their Chicago, NY, Miami, Puerto Rico, and Colombia offices. His work for brands such as Clorox, Unilever, and Coca-Cola has been recognized at Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, One Show, LIA, NY Festivals, EFFIE, and mentioned on AdWeek, Mashable, Time Magazine, and hundreds of publications around the world. Cuesta studied marketing, advertising, and music in Bogota, and screenwritingin NYC and Seattle.  Currently teaching Creative Data at Miami Ad School, He has also given workshops and seminars in multiple academic institutions. In addition, He has participated as a juror at festivals such as Luum Awards (International), OJO de Iberoamerica (Latin America), AdStars (South Korea), Young Lions (Puerto Rico), and Antigüa (Guatemala). As former vocalist and guitarist of the dance-punk band Nicer Dicers, Santiago was lucky enough to share the stage with artists such as 30 Seconds to Mars.
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