Marques has extensive experience in commercial visual effects and in addition to the signing, will act as the lead computer graphics director and technical advisor to Workhouse Creative’s post-production arm, St. George Post.
Marques was previously a senior art director at The Mill in Los Angeles.
The move marks the return of Renato Marques’ representation to Workhouse Creative, who got his start as a director with the company in 2013 focusing on CG and design-based storytelling for brands. In 2015, Marques left Workhouse Creative to pursue the role of senior art director at The Mill, where he worked in a variety of capacities, utilizing his talents a motion designer, CG and VFX artist, and animator.
He has worked with brands including Infiniti, Lexus, Rihanna, American Airlines, Mercedes, Huawei and Audi, most notably on the auto maker’s worldwide 2016 ‘Next Level’ campaign.
“When Renato left two years ago, it wasn't without intention and purpose,” said Keith Rivers, founder of Workhouse Creative. “Now, he's returned stronger, wiser, and more experienced than before, and we couldn't be any more eager to showcase his innate storytelling ability and light-hearted spirit to our clients. Renato is unlike any other, and we are excited to reinstate him back onto our roster of storytellers.”
Marques leads a small team of 3D modelers and VFX supervisors for St. George Post at his office in Lisbon, Portugal, and will help Workhouse authentically tell brand stories in a visual medium.
“Rejoining Workhouse Creative feels very natural, like coming back home,“ said Marques. “I’m eager to push the boundaries for what it means to be a design-centric storyteller, and I know this is the perfect environment to do that on a large scale.”
View his reel on his Vimeo page.