Nicolo is a multi-disciplinary designer and animator from Sydney, Australia. He started his career at Sydney based studio Mathematics focused on designing for the music industry. After a short stint freelancing in the UK, Nicolo now resides in Brooklyn, New York designing, illustrating, and animating full time for Buck. Nicolo has a soft spot for bold colors, and graphic illustration which definitely shine through in his storytelling style.

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Google - Palette Perfect

At Buck we deconstructed color theory with Google’s Material Design team. We embraced simplicity to highlight the true hero in this spot: color, and more specifically, Material Design’s well thought-out approach to it. Between psychedelic tunnels and big, bold color fields, we set out to make a spot Josef Albers might be proud of.

I was part of both the design and animation teams and am really proud of the end result - a balance of playful and fun abstraction whilst also articulating Google’s system for color. It’s very much graphic design in motion!

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Executive Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Creative Director:
Thomas Schmid
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Producer:
Ann Seymour

Associate Creative Director:
Ben Langsfeld
Daniel Oeffinger
Design:
Nicolo Bianchino
Ben Langsfeld
Daniel Oeffinger
Stephen Kelleher

Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Daniel Oeffinger
Aaron Kemnitzer
Justin Lawes
Original Music by:
Antfood

Google - Palette Perfect

IBM - Intro

At Buck I was lucky enough to work on IBM’s Smarter Planet campaign, we got to channel our inner Paul Rand for a series of deceptively simple animations that celebrate the role of big data across multiple industries. We were even allowed to animated Rand’s famous Eye Bee M “Rebus!”. I worked on the design team from concept to final designs and was the lead animator for the series.

This was the intro spot for the series and focuses on how IBM is working with a variety of companies to help them better understand their data to improve their businesses. A simple and graphic visual language helped to convey this message in fun and approachable way.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Executive Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Creative Director:
Thomas Schmid
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Producer:
Kevin Hall

Design:
Thomas Schmid
Nicolo Bianchino
Stephen Kelleher
Yker Moreno
Justin Fines
Laura Alejo
Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Ian Sigmon
Andrew Schoneweis

Cel Animation:
Jake Armstrong
Ryan Frost
Agency:
Ogilvy & Mather
Audio:
Executive Producer (Music):
Karl Westman
Original Music by:
Jason Krebs at PULSE Music
Audio House: Heard City

IBM - Intro

IBM - Security

The spot was the second in the IBM series I worked on. This piece focused on IBM's analytical services and how they're working with companies to help identify potential cyber security threats. Riffing off the classic cat and mouse chase, we see a worm sneaking through data trying to evade IBM's all seeing eyes. Of course it's no match! Again, a simple and graphic visual language helped to convey this message in fun and approachable way.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Executive Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Creative Director:
Thomas Schmid
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Producer:
Kevin Hall

Design:
Thomas Schmid
Nicolo Bianchino
Stephen Kelleher
Yker Moreno
Justin Fines
Laura Alejo
Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Ian Sigmon
Andrew Schoneweis

Cel Animation:
Jake Armstrong
Ryan Frost
Agency:
Ogilvy & Mather
Audio:
Executive Producer (Music):
Karl Westman
Original Music by:
Jason Krebs at PULSE Music
Audio House: Heard City

IBM - Security

Keep Smiling

Can you keep this little guy smiling? I designed and animated a promo video for Wade Jeffery's iOS game Keep Smiling! You have to tap the face and keep it happy and smiling. Super fun to work on!

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Credits

Project Credits

Design/Direction:
Nicolo Bianchino
Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Audio:
Charlie Van Kirk

Keep Smiling

SNY - Famous

King Kong, Linsanity, sexting scandals. At Buck we got to explore what it means to be a true NY local in this multi-part campaign for Sports New York. Between getting to animate a be-pixeled Brett Favre, and putting the “booty” in “Kardasha-booty” we had a great time creating these spots. I worked across the campaign on design and 2D animation for the series.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Associate Creative Director:
Gareth O’Brien
Senior Produced:
Kitty Dillard
Production Coordinator:
Ann Seymour

Art Director:
Daniel Oeffinger
Design:
Nicolo Bianchino
Saiman Chow
Yker Moreno
Daniel Oeffinger
Kyle Strope
2D Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Daniel Oeffinger

Cel Animation:
Tristan Balos
Kyle Mowat
Thomas Smolenski
William Trebutien
Recording & Audio Production:
Antfood
Agency:
Real Art Design Group

SNY - More Sports

SNY - Empire State

King Kong, Linsanity, sexting scandals. At Buck we got to explore what it means to be a true NY local in this multi-part campaign for Sports New York. Between getting to animate a be-pixeled Brett Favre, and putting the “booty” in “Kardasha-booty” we had a great time creating these spots. I worked across the campaign on design and 2D animation for the series.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Associate Creative Director:
Gareth O’Brien
Senior Produced:
Kitty Dillard
Production Coordinator:
Ann Seymour

Art Director:
Daniel Oeffinger
Design:
Nicolo Bianchino
Saiman Chow
Yker Moreno
Daniel Oeffinger
Kyle Strope
2D Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Daniel Oeffinger

Cel Animation:
Tristan Balos
Kyle Mowat
Thomas Smolenski
William Trebutien
Recording & Audio Production:
Antfood
Agency:
Real Art Design Group

SNY - Empire State

SNY - More Sports

King Kong, Linsanity, sexting scandals. At Buck we got to explore what it means to be a true NY local in this multi-part campaign for Sports New York. Between getting to animate a be-pixeled Brett Favre, and putting the “booty” in “Kardasha-booty” we had a great time creating these spots. I worked across the campaign on design and 2D animation for the series.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Associate Creative Director:
Gareth O’Brien
Senior Produced:
Kitty Dillard
Production Coordinator:
Ann Seymour

Art Director:
Daniel Oeffinger
Design:
Nicolo Bianchino
Saiman Chow
Yker Moreno
Daniel Oeffinger
Kyle Strope
2D Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Daniel Oeffinger

Cel Animation:
Tristan Balos
Kyle Mowat
Thomas Smolenski
William Trebutien
Recording & Audio Production:
Antfood
Agency:
Real Art Design Group

SNY - More Sports

Sherwin Williams - Colors In Motion

For Sherwin-Williams color swatch campaign at Buck we employed a bold graphic, less-is-more aesthetic to promote HGTV's hand selected designer color palettes. Like their other campaigns, the abstracted worlds had to be imagined entirely in the shape of their paint chips. The result is a playfully abstract piece driven by imaginative transitions.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Producer:
Katie Boote

Art Direction:
Daniel Oeffinger
Design:
Daniel Oeffinger
Nicolo Bianchino
Gareth O'Brien
Design:
Daniel Oeffinger

Nicolo Bianchino
Gareth O'Brien
Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Music & Sound Design:
Beacon Street

Sherwin Williams - Colors In Motion

AA - Doors

Buck was approached by A.A. World Services, Inc. with an open brief, tasked with telling its members’ stories, their struggles in the shadow of alcoholism, and how they’ve found their way back toward the light of recovery.

I was lucky enough to work within an amazing team of artist and animators on this spot. I was part of the team digitally painting the final look frame by frame. It was a painstaking but very rewarding process. We played with a variety of animation ideas of blurring and smearing, utilizing the loose painterly language to push transitions within the style.

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed by:
Buck
Executive Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Creative Director: Thomas Schmid
Associate Creative Director
Kitty Dillard

Design:
Justin Fines
Thomas Schmidt
Cel Animation (Pencil):
Olivia Blanc
Anna Ginsburg
Kyle Mowat
William Trebutien

Cel Animation (Clean-up):
Nicolo Bianchino
Olivia Blanc
Justin Fines
Daniel Oeffinger
Fede Reano
Thomas Schmid
Sound Design:
CypherAudio
Music Composition:
Tobias Norberg

AA - Doors

Anthropologie - Birthday Card

Teaming up with illustrator Chris Silas Neal, we created this animated birthday card for Anthropologoie's online subscribers which is emailed to them on their birthday. A sweet little whimsical spot to celebrate your special day with!

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Credits

Project Credits

Design:
Chris Silas Neal

Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Kyle Strope

Music:
Lull Tone

Anthropologie - Birthday Card

ESPN - For Fans Of

For the launch of the new NBA season we created this spot celebrating the fans and infamous characters of the NBA. With lots of fun type and lettering to play with, it was a blast to design and animate on!

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Credits

Project Credits

Directed By:
Buck
Executive Creative Director:
Orion Tait
Executive Producer:
Anne Skopas
Producer:
Kevin Hall

Associate Creative Director:
Gareth O'Brien
Design:
Nicolo Bianchino
Kyle Strope
Edit:
Tim Smith

Animation:
Nicolo Bianchino
Ben Hill
Sander Van Dijk
Rocio Cogno
Sean McClintock

ESPN - For Fans Of

Google Wallet Pitch

Google Wallet

Some style frame exploration for a quick Google Wallet pitch. Completed with love at Buck.

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Credits

Project Credits

Design/Illustration:
Nicolo Bianchino