Igor Bastidas is an illustrator, animator and director, based in New York, also known under the pseudonym of GIB, born in Caracas, Venezuela. With a penchant for the bold and the surreal. Clean lines and solid colour give Igor’s portfolio punchy impact and he’s keen to make his work as communicative as possible.
He began his academic training at the Institute of Design Monseñor De Talavera, where he graduated as a graphic designer.
With over 14 years of experience he has walked through the advertising world as an Art Director and Creative Director at the best Venezuelan advertising agencies including DDB, JWT and Ogilvy.
As a freelance Igor have been working for clients such as Nike, The New York Times, Converse, MTV, Cartoon Network, AIGA, It’s Nice That, among others.
Igor has won two Lions at Cannes International Festival of Creativity. As a director and animator, Igor got official selection at festivals worldwide like the Toronto Urban Film Festival, Berlin Festival Pictoplasma, among others. Igor Bastidas is also an experienced illustrator who has published his works in numerous books and magazines.