Ivan Despi& Pauline Despi
The Acid House is a design-driven studio with strengths in animation, illustration & motion graphics.
With a decade of working in Manila’s broadcast design industry, the studio has developed their abilities in moving imagery by creating design solutions for clients that include Coca-Cola, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBeebies, McDonald’s, Corona Beer, Asahi Beer, Tiger Beer, General Electronics, ABS-CBN/ANC, Rappler and San Miguel to name a few.
Their work has won a number of awards, including a Silver world medal from the New York Festivals (2014) for their titling work on the political documentary Agosto Beinte-Uno: Ang Pagpatay kay Ninoy Aquino. The Acid House is lead by co-founders and creative directors Ivan and Pauline Despi, whose works as video artists has been exhibited in festivals in Manila, Brussels, Beijing, Taipei, Darwin (Australia) & San Francisco.
They are also starting to create content & jump-start design initiatives, still with the intent of delivering their own Filipino brand of imagination to the world stage. With this development, the Acid House, along with four local design studios from Manila, have founded Hydra Design Group, a ‘creative collective’ that aims to make a broader design statement in the industry, locally and internationally.
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