Axel Gimenez

Director | Motion Artist • 310-403-8198 • NYC Based

Hi Frances!

It's a pleasure to e-meet you.

I'm looking for work opportunities. Remote freelance or project-based work. I'm based in NYC, but I can travel anywhere for shoots.

As a 'full-stack' creative, I bring a complete set of skills. I'm a live-action director and motion artist, capable of taking a project from its earliest stages to completion. Whether it's a shoestring budget where I serve as a one-person production team, then edit and deliver, or a larger project where I oversee production and post, I adapt to meet the project's needs.

For motion, I animate and also design as needed. I do broadcast, digital, OOH, and even deliver animations as JSON files for interactive website animations. 

Over a decade in the ad business, I've worked in-house across several Omnicom agencies, including BBDO. In the last few years, I went on my own and worked as a vendor for agencies or direct clients.

I saw that you work on Cadillac. That sounds exciting. I've worked across many verticals, including tech, travel, finance, consumer goods, and health. But no cars yet. However, my 7-year-old daughter and I are defending our championship title as we enter our second Girl Scouts pinewood derby racing season.



Dutch Masters | Craft Syndicate

Social Campaign docu-series following the winners of a creative mentorship contest. Low budget, one-man band production. Also responsible for editing, color, sound mixing and final delivery.

Amazon Pay | Benefits

A Campaign for Amazon Pay's benefits. I directed and produced these spots with a modest budget, so we had a proper crew and cast. I also designed and animated all on-screen graphics, colored, edited, and delivered the final spots to Amazon.


A web series I created, produced, and directed. Each episode is 100% improvised on the spot. All we figure out beforehand is the day, time, and location to meet up. I designed and animated the intro.


It's here - might as well embrace it. Here are a few experiments in AI. It's early days, and every month is a new, radical push forward. But here are three samples of my experiments.


Want to see more? There's more to share. Please LMK what you'd be interested in seeing.

A little about myself:

Son of Mexican-German, immigrants


My parents took this photo moments before they arrived in New York to start their new life in the States. Yeah, dope. I know. 

Ex-Rock & Roller


Before directing commercials, I was famous in Canada. I love Canada.

Inspiring the future


I love sharing the joy of filmmaking with my daughters. Spielberg would be so proud [of me].

Latte Arteest


I am perfecting my work as an impressionistic latte artist. This piece is entitled, "Nice try, daddy, but that's not a heart."

Axel Gimenez

Director | Motion Artist • 310-403-8198 • NYC Based