#179 Antonia Jade Bonello
Antonia is an Associate Creative Director for BuzzFeed UK. She joined the company in 2014 after her BuzzFeed commissioned ‘14 Most Brutal Deaths In Game Of Thrones As 8-Bit GIFs’ animation went viral. Antonia works closely with brands to create engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, leading the design, animation, illustration, photography, and interactive game content. Specialising in retro 8-bit animation, Antonia has reimagined Orange Is The New Black, Game Of Thrones, Friends, and even her daily commute on the tube network as hilariously charming pixel art. Antonia has worked on countless branded content campaigns for major brands which include Google, Nike, Netflix, Sky, eBay, Diageo, and Nestlé. She has created Snapchat games for Aviva, and even trained as a stuntwoman for Churchill Insurance. Antonia’s work in native advertising has led her to being named one of 100 Significant Women In Native Advertising 2018, shortlisted for Design Week Awards Rising Star 2016 and The Drum Content Awards for Best Branded Content Campaign 2017, and winning Silver at the Media Week Awards for BuzzFeed’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society charity group. Oh, she’s also a black belt in karate and loves Batman.