Nice Shoes has hired sr. colorist Maria Carretero. She brings to her new roost nearly two decades of global experience in color grading. Her portfolio includes a wide range of feature films, shorts, music videos and commercials for brands like Apple, Jeep, Porsche, Michael Kors, Disney and Marriott. She will be based at Nice Shoes’ NYC studio, also working across the company’s Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Minneapolis spaces and through its network of remote partnerships globally.
Carretero comes to Nice Shoes from Framestore, where she spent nearly two years in its Chicago office establishing relationships with agencies such as BBDO, FCB, DDB, Leo Burnett Chicago, and Media Arts Lab, L.A.
Carretero hails from Spain, where she received an education in fine arts. She soon discovered the creative possibilities in digital color grading, quickly establishing a career for herself as an international artist. Carretero’s ability to convey a brand story through her work has earned numerous awards, including Cannes Lions and a Clio.
Carretero’s recent stand-out work includes Jeep’s “Recalculating,” Disney’s “You Can Fly” and “Bella Notte,” Porsche’s “The Fix” and Super Bowl 2019 piece “Avocados from Mexico.”