SHORT STORY AHEAD:
Burlingame, California 1993
A Bay Area native and Pratt Institute grad who gravitated to the story telling art of advertising by a Nike soccer commercial.*
I was 13 at the time. Old enough to have an opinion and stand by it. Old enough to acknowledge that what I just experienced brought me a sense of aspiration and a smile to my face. I clearly remember the spot having an effect on me as I thought to myself, “I don’t know what that was — but I need to do that.”
That was my first taste of advertising and now fast forwarding to the present day, art direction is my craft. I’m a natural storyteller. Pen and paper are my tools and my greatest satisfaction is seeing ideas realized from start to finish. What fuels my passion — and what I believe drives good creatives — is the opportunity to help brands tell their story in an impactful way.
That’s advertising for me.
Carlos Fernando Franco
*Back in 1993 you didn’t really see soccer anything mainstream in the United States, let alone a commercial.