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Christopher Guinness

Christopher Guinness is a multi-award winning animator and art director from Trinidad and Tobago. Born in 1981 to John and Arlene Guinness, in Trinidad and Tobago, Christopher grew up on the southern end of the small Caribbean island with his brother Anton Guinness. Graduating from Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, he is a multi-award winner in the Trinidadian advertising and animation circuit.
Spending a total of three years in the advertising industry he has worked at two Caribbean agencies: McCann Erickson and Lonsdale Saatchi and Saatchi.
At McCann Erickson he took the job title of a graphic artist winning the 2006 Animae Caribe Most Successful Commercial Animation Award for his work on the bmobile Passion Anime (Fifa World Cup 2006) television commercial. He would later go on to win the AAF US National Gold Addy Award in the category of "Animation or Special Effects Video, Film", making him the first and only Caribbean National to date to win at final stage of the Addy Awards.
In 2007 after leaving McCann Erickson, Christopher would take the position of Art Director at Lonsdale Saatchi and Saatchi. His work on the "it matters" campaign won the Western Union's North American/Caribbean advertising account in October 2007. The "it matters" campaign would go on to win 6 Awards in 2008 at the 9th AAATT Advertising Awards including the "Best Integrated Campaign of the Year" award. Lonsdale Saatchi and Saatchi also won 33 awards, the most of any agency that night.
In 2009 at the CAF Addy Awards Christopher won 18 awards including Best of Show Overall for the body of work on Western Union, Best of Show Print for the "it matters" Support Ad and Best of Show TV for the Blink Olympic Television Commercial.
During his tenure he has won 49 awards both locally and internationally.

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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 8 Nov 2010