SHOW DIRECTOR / CREATIVE PRODUCER / PRODUCTION DESIGNER / VIDEO CONTENT DESIGNER / COSTUME DESIGNER
Creative by nature and a Live Events Production and Costume Designer by trade, Carlos has designed more than 75 productions of theatre, dance, parades, corporate events, ceremonies, theme parks and live events around the world. His work showcases the creative direction and production of multiple visual aspects of a performance; combining set, wardrobe, lighting, props, video content, puppetry and at times the show direction.
He began his career as an Art Director developing costumes and props for Mexico’s Bicentennial Celebrations in 2010 under world renowned creative director Marco Balich. Later that year, he followed it up with costumes and props for the 2011 XVI PanAm Games Guadalajara Closing Ceremony under Five Currents. In 2014 he was Head Production Designer, Cauldron Designer and Costume Designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, as well as Stage Designer for Toronto’s Luminato Festival. In 2015 he was Production Designer and Costume Designer for the Closing Ceremonies of the XVII PanAm Games and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the ParapanAm Games Toronto 2015, as well as the PANAMANIA Live Site at Nathan Philips Square and the PanAm Park. He has been nominated twice for a Creative Arts Emmy® Award, for Art Direction and for Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Variety Show or Live Event, and has also been awarded four Bronze Telly Awards for Production Design, Art Direction and Visual Effects.
In 2016 he was Production, Video Content and Wardrobe Designer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Invictus Games Orlando, as well as the Invictus Games’ Medal Ceremonies and the Athlete’s Village. He was also Production Designer of The Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds, presented by the George W. Bush Institute. Later that year he was the Production and Costume Designer for the Bloomberg Philanthropies C40 Awards Ceremony.
Since 2017, he has been Stage Designer for Cher’s residency spectacle Classic Cher, at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nevada. For three consecutive years he has been Creative Director and Production/Costume Designer of the Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City for the CDMX Government and Anima Inc. He continued by designing props and costumes for Justin Timberlake’s Pepsi’s Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, joined Guy Laliberté’s Lune Rouge team as Theme Park Designer, and designed stage and props for a new production of GREASE in Mexico City.
In 2018 he joined the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group’s creative studio 4U2C as Creative Director, as well as Cirque du Soleil as Video Content Designer for their new resident show in Hangzhou, China: X, Land of Fantasy.
He was recently named one of the Most Important and Successful Mexicans in Canada by the Government of Canada and the Latinos Council of Canada. He finished last year as Creative Producer and Show Director of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Mexico 2019 Opening Ceremony, and Stage Designer for the Red Bull Music Festival in Montreal Qc.
In 2020 he directed the Day of the Dead variety show special for one of Mexico’s biggest Ranchero legends Pepe Aguilar: Pepe Aguilar presenta “Mexicano Hasta Los Huesos,” later nominated for a Latin American Music Award for Best Virtual Concert. Also in 2020 he became Show Director, Production Designer and Costume Design for the exciting new resident acrobatic shows aboard P&O Cruises newest cruise ship, the Iona, which will set sail for the first time in 2021. This 2021, he serves as Creative Producer of the Canadian Academy of Film and Television’s, Canadian Screen Awards and their Quebec counterpart Les Prix Gémeaux, and directs his first VR film for The Grand Ballets Canadiens of Montreal. Later in the year he will become the Creative Producer and Show Director of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Mexico 2021 Opening Ceremony.
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR / COSTUME & PROPS MANAGER
Graduated in integral design and lives in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Her professional career spans a decade in the world of Ceremonies, Live Shows, Cinema and Advertising.
She has worked as a Costume and Props Supervisor in Live events and Olympic Ceremonies such as Pan American Games, Winter Olympics and Central American Games; also integral production and supervision for international companies such as CNProduction Design, FiveCurrents, Cirque du Soleil, Lune Rouge, OCESA, Matane Productions and many more. Recently she has worked for CNProduction Design as Director of Production in events such as the F1 Grand Prix Opening Ceremony Mexico City 2019 and several other productions.
ART DIRECTOR / GRAPHIC LEAD
MULTIMEDIA DIRECTOR / VIDEO CONTENT DESIGNER
Randy Gonzalez is a Multimedia Director and motion design artist based in Montreal. With a 15-year history in the worlds of video and interactive design, he guides, develops, and directs inventive combinations of technology and art to invent the future immersive experiences.
Randy has created works for 4U2C (Cirque Du Soleil Company), Christie Digital, C2 International, Five Currents, Corporate Magic, CNProduction Design, Red Bull and many more. He is a one-time Creative Emmy Award® nominee for his “Projection Design” for the Central American Games opening Ceremony in Mexico. In the role of Lead Designer and Director he has contributed to the creation of visuals for Celine Dion, 44th UAE National Day, Carrie Underwood, TCL Chinese Theatre, Mazda, F1, Rush North American Tour, the Paris-based musical Don Juan, Invictus Games and Video Games Awards.