Passion for Ideas, Obsessed with Crafting.

ForestForRent is the creative portfolio of Manuel Camino. Well, that's me, a Spanish creative with more than 15 years of experience, who is willing to keep learning.
Passion for ideas and a perfectionist, I worked as concept artist, designer, illustrator, 3D artist, animator, TV director, copywriter, journalist, teacher... When everybody was focusing on something, I was always curious, trying to do as many things as creative as I could. This allows me to fully understand most of the creative process from small projects to the most complex 360 campaigns.

So I consider myself as a neutral media person (for me its all about the ideas), that can be working one day on a campaign and next I am designing a video game console system, like the Xbox 360. Skilled in managing teams and presenting ideas to clients.

Really into innovation and working on concepts,  I never hesitate to put my hands on the creative process beyond the supervising or directing. I consider myself confident, but humble and I try to be far from political debates and the egos of this industry and focus more on collaboration and creating a good company culture.

Worked for Nike, Xbox, Suzuki, Coke, Sony, Footlocker, Mercedes, Microsoft, Nestle, Johnnie Walker, Heineken, Twitter, Samsung, HP, KIA and many others. For agencies like W+K, AKQA, TBWA, Publicis, Saatchi&Saatchi and North Kingdom. Lived in 7 different countries, in Europe, US and Asia. Overall, I consider myself a hard worker, a decent person and an obstinate skateboarder.
It´s always good to check what others think.

"A very creative, smart and driven person. Highly recommended."
— Susan den Bieman, Account Manager & Web Consultant, Aquent Holland.

"Manuel is a passionate creative thinker who also has the depth of experience in interactive to be able to plan projects to work smoothly from start to finish. Whether he's art directing a photo shoot, illustrating and designing, or working with developers, Manuel is incredibly efficient and articulate. It was a pleasure to work with him."
— Elisa Carson, Senior Interactive Producer, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

"So here's a guy who can fly in from Malaga at 8 a.m., take the briefing at 9, sit down with a cup of coffee at 10 and at 10.01 start spewing fantastic and relevant (!) ideas until the world runs out of ink. In addition to that, he then follows it up with eye popping design skills. Amazing. The project we worked on was tight, very tight. In timing, budget and client/agency relationship. But we made it work thanks to Manuel's ability to hit the ground running and his flexibility to incorporate the client's whims (and mine!) without losing the essence of the concept or the quality envisioned. A thrill to work with. The sooner we can work together again, the better."
— Dylan Alling, Agency/TBWA Amsterdam.

"Great creative mind that can very well translate ideas into online visuals. Nice eye for details and up for a challenge!"
— Camilla Burggraaf, Information Architect, InfoStructures, worked directly with Manuel at ForestForRent.

"Manuel possesses a unique combination of superb technical skill, wild creative flair, award-winning design ideas, and the down-to-earth, brief-led discipline that comes from over a decade of working on high-profile projects for global brands both in Europe and in the US. I have known Manuel for many years, and had the great luck to collaborate with him on two occasions. He not only delivered (and how!), but was a joy to work with. He can be very chilled out whilst under pressure, without loosing focus at all, which when working within a team and for a big corporate client is a very strong advantage indeed. No wonder he is considered one of the best in the business. I cannot recommend him enough. A huge talent and a great guy."
— Miguel Ripoll, was Manuel's client.

"Manuel is a special breed of creative and it is tremendous pleasure to work with him. He has standards that every creative person should aspire to and his work is nothing but a pure perfection. He is not only talented creative who comes easily with impressive concepts, but he has an exceptional ability to digest the brief with no trouble, look at it from every angle and make sure that the idea is truly answering the creative challenge. Moreover, his sharp eye and attention to details, extreme level of esthetics and passion for crafting makes the work brilliantly outstanding. Manuel is a truly inspiring personality always challenging the status quo, and a hilarious guy who can turn even the most boring task into an exciting creative project. I strongly recommend Manuel as an exceptional creative talent that can drive the creative industry forward."
— Kristijan Petkoski, Planning Director, Publicis / Saatchi & Saatchi, worked directly with Manuel at Saatchi & Saatchi.

"We have worked with Manuel for the last five years. Throughout this time he proved to be a great, reliable design partner. Together, we've carried out extremely challenging projects. One of our design challenges lies in the fact that our client base is extremely diverse. Manuel has shown that he can systematically analyze the needs of our clients, understand their target audiences and help us design state of the art web-based products. As part of our partnership we worked on a range of projects that include different websites, as well as highly interactive Flash-based and mobile applications. Over the course of our work with Manuel we've seen a significant growth in our design quality, as well as in the number of clients. I would strongly endorse Manuel Camino as a highly capable, creative and professional design partner."
— Stas Udotov, was Manuel's client.

"I got the opportunity to work with Manuel on his xebius website. His clear vision and extreme attention to detail made the whole process a delight and a lesson in professionalism."
— Jesus Gollonet, AKQA London, interactive developer.