I've spent most of my life working as a self-taught graphic designer & printer. At the turn of the century, digital media and motion graphics caught my interest, expanding my knowledge into different areas and strengthening my enthusiasm for the same creative process I continue to thrive on.
I worked as a designer, multimedia developer and art director for Disjecta, OCAC, BBH, Nickelodeon, Wieden + Kennedy, Grey and MVNP Hawaii among others, handling print, video and interactive projects for clients like NYC, Levi's, Johnnie Walker, McDonald's, ESPN & HBO.
I founded Unwork, Inc. in 2001 as a vehicle to consolidate and promote these activities, and as an experiment in balancing creative interests, artistic ambitions and decentralized individual philosophies, within a system of commerce that rarely favors such endeavours. Since 2019 all my activities are run under Spina/Novoa studio.
~ Mariano Spina/Novoa