NEW YORK CITY — Creative studio Nice Shoes (www.niceshoes.com) has hired senior colorist Maria Carretero. She brings nearly two decades of global experience in color grading, including work on wide range of feature films, short films, music videos and commercials for big brands such as Apple, Jeep, Porsche, Michael Kors, Disney and Marriott. She will be based at Nice Shoes’ Manhattan studio and will also be available for work through its partnership network.
Carretero comes to Nice Shoes from Framestore, where she spent nearly two years in their Chicago office, establishing relationships with agencies such as BBDO, FCB, DDB, Leo Burnett Chicago, and Media Arts Lab LA, among others. She hails from Spain, where she received an education in fine arts. She soon discovered the creative possibilities in digital color grading, and quickly establishing a vibrant career for herself as an international artist. Her background in painting, coupled with her natural eye for nuanced visuals, are the tools that help her maximize her clients’ creative visions.
“I’ve been a fan of Maria for years, and have been waiting for the perfect timing to bring her on board,” says Nice Shoes executive producer, Tara Holmes. “Her work is beautiful, and its matched if not exceeded by her enthusiasm for what she does. Her positive outlook is infectious and I’m looking forward to seeing that spread throughout our studio, radiating out to all our clients.”
“Nice Shoes brings together the expertise backed by 20 years of experience with a personal approach that really celebrates female talent and collaboration,” adds Carretero. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team that truly supports the creative exploration process that color takes in storytelling. I’ve always wanted to live in New York. Throughout my whole life, I visited this city again and again, and was fascinated by the diversity, the culture, and incredible energy that you breathe in as you walk the city’s streets.”
Some of Carretero’s stand-out work includes Jeep’s Recalculating, Disney’s You Can Fly and Bella Notte, Porsche’s The Fix, and Avocados from Mexico/Super Bowl 2019.