Born the 26th of February 1968 in Barcelona, Spain, RICARDO ALBINANA JR is the eldest son of the Albiñana family, whose members have been in the advertising, film and TV commercial business for over three generations.
Ricardo began his advertising career as an editor and post-production supervisor before taking the next step to becoming a commercial Director. He studied Advertising for a year in Boston and then completed his degree at the IDEP School of Image and Design in Barcelona.
Since then, Ricardo has directed many award-winning TV commercials and even music videos, but it is his work for the advertising world that has catapulted him to international fame and which continues to keep him on the list of the top five Commercial directors in Spain.
LIST OF AWARDS
2003 CLIO AWARDS- Bronze medal for the commercial “Recycling”
2002 SAN SEBASTIAN Film Festival- SILVER SUN award for “Father and Son”, for client TVE. NEW YORK FESTIVAL- Gold Award for “Recycling” TV:45s C.I.F.A.- First Prize for “Recycling” London International Advertising Award- Finalist “Recycling” EUROBEST- Finalist for “Recycling”
2000 FESTIVAL OF PORTUGAL, Short list for “Optimus” TV:30s
1998 NEW YORK FESTIVAL – Finalist for “Repsol Boxes” and “Household Peace”. SILVER MEDAL for BEST PACK SHOT for “Turkey” commercial.
1997 NEW YORK FESTIVAL- Silver Sun for “Hemobali” DRAC PRIZE- “UNIVERSE” and “Catalana Occidente” FIAP- GOLD PRIZE for commercial “Pas de la casa” SAN SEBASTIAN FESTIVAL- Golden Sun Award for “Pas de la Casa” and BRONZE SUN for “Viladomat Sports”
1996 BRONZE PRIZE for BEST PACK SHOT for “Tomato Sauce” TV:30
1996 GOLDEN FIAP for “Midas”
1996 SILVER FIAP for “Pizza World” and “Open Bank”
1996 SILVER CLIO for “Nutcracker” spot for Open Bank
1995 GOLD MEDAL winner (and nominee for Grand Prize) at the New York festival for “Dutch Cheeses”. The same year, that same spot won a EUROAWARD. BRONZE MEDAL AT CANNES for “Jessica” “Jessica” also won at the LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, and at EUROBEST. GOLDEN FIAP AWARD for “Jessica” “Captive” and “Detergent”
1994 GOLD LION at the Cannes festival, for “Dutch Cheeses”
1994 BRONZE award at the *FIAP festival for “Color”