Ricardo Andrade is President Founder and Creative Director of Pixeldust Studios, a visual design and production studio for film, television and new media with studios in Washington, DC and New York City. Founded in 2004, the company has generated numerous Emmy and Telly awards, producing visuals for television shows and series, documentaries, and docudramas as well as for advertising, medical, educational, training and corporate clients. Andrade has contributed to such recent, high profile projects as "Fabric of the Cosmos," "Alien Deep," "Untamed America," and "Monsters & Mysteries in America," to name just some.
Prior to launching Pixeldust Studios, Andrade was an Emmy Award-winning Visual Effects Artist, Art Director and Director of Art & Animation for National Geographic Television. Under Andrade’s supervision, the full service art and animation department provided concept development, 3D animation, visual effects supervision, and digital compositing for more than 60 hours of programming annually for National Geographic Channel, MSNBC, PBS, and Fox Specials.
After establishing his career in Mexico City’s television industry, an opportunity in 1993 to work for Digital FX Inc. as a visual artist brought him to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later, as their Senior Editor and Post-production Supervisor, Andrade managed client and vendor relations for hundreds of commercials, PSA’s, and industrial spots. Clients included Exxon Mobil, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MCI WorldCom, Harley Davison, Shell, and Midstream Enterprises. Andrade also worked on long-form programming for Spike TV, Discovery Health Channel and the local PBS local affiliate.
Over his career, Andrade has garnered 36 Emmy Nominations and 12 Emmy Awards, including 3 for direction, 7 for art direction, and 2 for editing. Andrade is a member of the prestigious Visual Effects Society, member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The American Advertising Federation.