Laura Cortes

Immersive Storytelling

& Creative Tech Director.

 

LATEST

Notable Women

AUGMENTED REALITY APP, IOS AND ADROIND

An AR Experiment that lets anyone see 100 historic American women where they’ve historically been left out: U.S. currency.

Role: Freelance Creative Director @Nexus Interactive Arts | Client : Google Creative Labs | Date : 2018

GOOGLE PROJECT PAGE

 

Google Made With Code

WEB, BLOCKLY

Made with Code is an initiative launched by Google in 2014. It aims to empower young women in middle and high schools with computer programming skills. The initiative involves both online activities as well as real life events, collaborating with notable firms like Shapeways and App Inventor.

Video: Google joined forces with Talks at Google and their partners at Girls Inc. for a super inspiring day of coding and conversation on International Women’s Day.

Role: Freelance Creative Lead @Nexus Interactive Arts | Client : Google Made With Code| Date : 2018

PROJECT PAGE

EXPERIENTIAL

Google Cloud @WEF Installation

MULTI-USER INSTALLATION USING MOTORS, LED LIGHTS AND SCREENS

Experiential Installation for Google Cloud at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos. The installation required 2 or more people to hold and press the two ends of a circuit at the same time to activate it. When activated, the installation fully comes to life, where small floating clouds light up, the hot air balloons raise to the sky and the World Villages on each screen turn from a dormant to a fully vibrant and activate state.

Role: Freelance Creative Director @Nexus Interactive Arts | Client : Google Cloud | Partner: Brand Fuel | Date : 2018

NEXUS PROJECT PAGE

 

Muse (Band) A.I. Lyric Video

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GENERATED VIDEO

A.I. generated lyric video generated daily using footage from YouTube, for Muse's latest single Dig Down.

Role: Warner Bros. Records Creative Director | Client : Muse | Date : 2017

WEBSITE

 

Royal Blood & Samsung

FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE LIVE 360

Royal Blood performed tracks from their new album live in 360 with Samsung UK.

Role: Warner Bros. Records Head of Digital | Client : Royal Blood & Samsung | Agency: Iris UK | Date : 2017

 

Absolut DeadMau5

VR GAME

Absolut launched an adrenaline-inducing experience that brought music lovers as close to electronic music artist, Deadmau5, as possible.

Role: Creative (pitch) | Client : Absolut, Deadmau5 | Agency: Forever Beta | Date : 2016

 

Wrigley's 5 GUM

VR INSTALLATION

UX Design for Wrigley's ERLEBE 5GUM VR sensorial experience.

Role: UNIT9 UX Designer | Client : Wrigley | Agency: BBDO | Date : 2014

CASE STUDY

WEB

Emirates & Boeing
View From Above

WEB.GL WEBSITE

Conception and creative direction of View From Above responsive site.

Role: UNIT9 Creative Director | Client : Emirates and Boeing | Date : 2015

CASE STUDY 

 

20th Century Fox

Kingsman The Secret Service

2nd SCREEN EXPERIENCE

Project winning pitch, conception, creative direction and UX Design of Become a Kingsman Knight interactive web experience.

Role: UNIT9 Creative Director | Client : 20th Century Fox, Google| Date : 2015

WEBSITE • CASE STUDY

 

J&J Hello My Name Means

REAL-TIME DATA WEBSITE

Hello, My Name Means’ is a tool that answers those questions by capturing real-time data from the world’s top social media sites to predict the future of a baby’s name.

Role: UNIT9 Creative and UX | Client : J&J | Agency: BBDO Düsseldorf | Date : 2014

CASE STUDY

 

MOBILE

Samsung & RSC Re:Shakespeare APP

ANDROID EDUCATIONAL APP FOR TEENAGERS

Project winning pitch, conception, creative direction for the native Android app.

Role: UNIT9 Creative Director | Client : Samsung & RSC | Agency: CHEIL | Date : 2015

CASE STUDY• DOWNLOAD 

 

Feed The Friendship

IMAGE (DOG) RECOGNITION A.I. MOBILE SITE

Project winning pitch, website conception, creative direction for the dog recognition, A.I. and machine learning mobile site.

Role: UNIT9 Creative Director | Client : Cesar | Agency: BBDO | Date : 2015

WEBSITE (MOBILE) • CASE STUDY

 

Today you can find me at Nexus Interactive Arts, working as a freelance CD.

 

 

Previously I worked at Warner Bros. Records UK as Head Of Digital directing digital marketing campaigns for artists like Muse, Dua Lipa, Royal Blood and Liam Gallagher. Before joining WBR I was at UNIT9 as a Digital Creative Director working in a wide range of projects spanning from web to apps and VR experiences.

 

I have worked with

 
 
 

Some of my work has been featured in design sites and magazines including CreativeBloq, TheFwa, Awwwards, The Drum, Fubiz, Forbes, and more.

In the past several years I have been awarded by the Cannes Lions Cyber Awards, the One Show Interactive, TheFWA and Awwwards among others.

 

Awards

1 x BRONZE CYBER LION

2 x WEBBY AWARDS

1 x ONE SHOW

5 x FWA MOTD

3 x FWA SOTD

3 x AWWWARDS

2 x CSS AWARDS

Conferences 

I have spoken at the following conferences:

Upcoming

 

Past 

Women in Music, Leeds, Oct. 2018

Music Connected, London, Apr. 2018

Generator Music Class, Newcastle, Nov. 2017

Talk UX, Taiwan, Oct. 2017

BBC Introducing Amplify, London, Oct. 2017

VR World, London, May 2017

Bump Festival, Belgium, Jun. 2016

Push Conference, Munich, Oct. 2015

Generate Conference, London, Oct. 2015

Talk UX, Manchester, Mar. 2015

 

Get in touch if you have a creative opportunity (or not, get in touch anyway)

lauracortescreative
@gmail.com

 
 

You can also message me directly on LinkedIn or Twitter.