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Antfood is a creative audio studio in New York, Amsterdam and São Paulo. Through music and sound, we elevate the art and effectiveness of brand media and experience.

Antfood’s diverse teams collaborate in world-class studios to craft the best work — together. We take pride in the details. We are creative problem-solvers and use our expertise to tell stories, evoke emotion and empower ideas through sound.

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Culture

real instruments, microphones, people and robots

Team

* and some critters

Our talented teams create the best work - together. We value diversity and believe in progress. We champion merit and reward ambition. Let’s all get better together.

  • Wilson Brown
  • Wilson is a composer, creative director and multimedia artist. After receiving a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University he has worked creating music, sounds and experiences around the world. His work has been exhibited in the MoMA and the New Museum and honored at Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, Sundance, Annecy, TriBeCa, AICP, the Oscars, the Emmys and most recently, the Grammys, with his side project, Alagoas. He received the Art Directors Club’s “Young Guns 9”, Boards’ Composer of the Year, and serves on boards and juries in the audio, advertising and design communities. Wilson lives in Brooklyn with his family.

  • Pedro Botsaris
  • Pedro is a versatile composer, a multi-instrumentalist and music lover. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Botsaris studied at the Proarte Music School before completing degrees at London’s SAE and Middlesex University. In 2013, Pedro moved to Brazil to launch Antfood São Paulo and more recently to the Netherlands, where he is responsible for our studio in Amsterdam. His work has more Cannes Lions and he was honored by ABP “Profissionais do ano” as the top music producer in Brazil in 2016.

  • Lourenço Schmidt
  • Lou devoted his entire adolescence to playing guitar as fast as possible, but one day he grew tired of playing sixteenth notes at 180 BPM. He went on to study composition at UFRGS in Porto Alegre, where he developed a passion for the intricate textures of electroacoustic and orchestral music. Stop by Antfood SP to see the master at work, chopping and distorting found noises, creating abstract textures while interweaving some “normal” notes to keep it interesting. In his free time, Lou works on his solo career and plays video games.

  • Sue Lee
  • Having worked in production for over 13 years, Sue has expertise producing leading high -quality work across the production landscape from branding/marketing, thru production, post production and audio production. Prior to Antfood, Sue helped lead content branding efforts for Jordan/Nike and Motorola at Los York, production and creative agency. As Executive Producer for The Mill, she helped build the creative studio that partnered with their post production arm. Sue earned her stripes at The Ebeling Group, where she worked with award winning production companies on 6 continents. Sue’s credits include producing large-scale initiatives for Nike/Jordan, Sonos, Fitbit, Motorola, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM and Apple.

  • Christiane Rachel
  • Christiane Rachel Gamas Abreu de Carvalho is a true Paulista (born and raised in São Paulo), and maintains a deep pride in her Portuguese heritage. Since she was young, she dreamt of working in advertising - following novel campaigns and experimenting with film and video. Subsequently, she chose to study Advertising at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Graphic Design at the Pan-American Art School. Later, she studied Cinema at Academia Internacional de Cinema, with the intention of becoming a director, but when she started interning at an audio production company and entered the world of music - she was hooked! When Chris is not managing jobs and attending clients at Antfood she practices photography, sewing, graphic design and caring for her little dog, Jolie.

  • Spencer Casey
  • Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Spencer discovered a fondness for music at a young age. Beginning with picking out pop melodies on the family piano and evolving into hunching over a 4-track in lieu of sleep, Spencer’s growing interest in music led him to pursue a degree in Music Technology at New York University. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys soldering, playing in Past Planes, and coping with the embarrassment of yet another losing season for the Orioles.

  • Trevor Haimes
  • Trevor is French/American and is a local to NYC. He grew up listening to his sister playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 on the piano while learning how to become an electronic music producer on his spare time. His father’s obsession with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys and his mother’s affection for Francis Cabrel and Serge Gainsbourg left a lasting impression on music’s possibilities. Today he’s still a musician at heart with a goal to create 999 unique kick drums through analog synthesis. God Bless Him.

  • Pablo Mello
  • Born and raised in São Paulo, Pablo’s career in music started at age 19 as a studio assistant. He then embarked on an educational tour, studying at Instituto de Áudio e Video in São Paulo, School of Audio Engineering in London, and most recently at Berklee College of Music in Boston. With 15 years of experience under his belt, Pablo is AntfoodSP’s chief audio engineer and technician. In his spare time, Pablo studies music theory, piano and how to not fall on his longboard.

  • Yuta Endo
  • Yuta is a self-taught composer and sound designer, with a degree in physics from Brown University.

  • Vinicius Nunes
  • Born in Salvador, Brazil, Vinicius is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer. At 13, he began his career playing on Carnival floats in Bahia, and has been creating music ever since. After studying advertising communication at Universidade Católica do Salvador, he went on to earn a degree in audio engineering at IAV in São Paulo. Vinicius has played with many Brazilian artists, including his band Pirigulino Babilake, and has produced music for clients such as Citroen, Nike and Nova Schin.

  • Steve Johnsen
  • Marina Kagan
  • Chico Castellano
  • Amanda Wahlström Plantin
  • Amanda is a pianist, singer, and composer from Malmö, Sweden. A few years back, she moved to São Paulo, Brazil, to study religion, but pretty soon she realized she had to take her beloved music making to another level and started working at Antfood. Since then, she has been studying audio engineering at IAV, making music for clients such as Samsung and Mitsubishi, and is slowly leaving her classical background for an expedition into the universe of electronic music. When she is not at Antfood, she plays with her band Elephant Run or works on her solo projects, always with a cup of coffee in hand.

  • Dalton Harts
  • Dalton is from Manhattan (Kansas) and is our middle-America expert. He studied Music Production & Engineering at Berklee School of Music, and is a DOPE drummer.

  • Tiago Lins
  • Tiago was born in Recife, Brazil, and at age 19 began playing guitar professionally in pubs and nightclubs throughout northeastern Brazil. In 2007, he put his studies in advertising on hold to move to São Paulo with his band and began playing all around southern and southeastern Brazil. After graduating from Áudio e Video in São Paulo 2011, Tiago went on to work at a number of music studios, recording for some of the Brazilian greats, including Seu Jorge, Paulinho Moska, Fresno and Tom Zé. He currently devotes his free time to studying piano in order to evolve as a composer at Antfood and eventually dominate the world.

  • Renato Castro
  • Renato is a real cool dude. Check him out at http://renatocastro.irado.net.biz.br

  • Kevin Bryant
  • Kevin grew up in both the US and Europe, spending his childhood in Los Angeles, Paris, and Savannah. He studied Sound Design and Film/Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he produced and directed numerous short films, many of which were selected to domestic and international film festivals.

  • Mercedes Aviles
  • Mercedes. The name says it all. Luxury, sophistication, attitude. (Lifestyle)

  • Pedro Curvello
  • Pedro was born in Rio de Janeiro but raised in the frigid, cold mountains of Friburgo. He started playing guitar and keyboards in bands, while completing Bachelor’s degree in Composition at UNIRIO. As he started working on scores for plays and independent shorts, his undeniable passion for music for picture only grew stronger and stronger, which led him to New York for a Masters in Scoring for Film and Multimedia, at NYU Steinhardt. Returning to his native Brazil, he landed at Antfood São Paulo, in the City of Stars and Fog.

  • Waleska Ávila
  • Wal hails from Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, where she attended PUCRS and received a degree in social services in 2002. She moved to São Paulo in 2009, where she was introduced to the world of music in advertising. Wal is currently a graduate student at SENAC and is responsible for the financials at Antfood SP.

  • Luis Bergmann
  • After an uninspiring start as a gigging guitarist in the ‘90s, followed by more advanced creative music production in the ‘00s, Luis took off on a new adventure and travelled to more than 30 countries while still creating music and sound for online advertising.

    Eventually, he grew tired of the nomadic life and his basic laptop setup. He’s now back in Sao Paulo, happy to be surrounded by many musical instruments and the awesome Antfood team.

  • Fabian Jarabek
  • Marina Ávila
  • Monique Munhoz
  • Bennett Eiferman
  • Vitória Silva
  • Stanley Chmielewski
  • Stanley keeps our NY office operating and is the strongest member of AFNY, by far.

  • Zorbpia
  • Zorbpia is B. O. S. S.

Wilson is a composer, creative director and multimedia artist. After receiving a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University he has worked creating music, sounds and experiences around the world. His work has been exhibited in the MoMA and the New Museum and honored at Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, Sundance, Annecy, TriBeCa, AICP, the Oscars, the Emmys and most recently, the Grammys, with his side project, Alagoas. He received the Art Directors Club’s “Young Guns 9”, Boards’ Composer of the Year, and serves on boards and juries in the audio, advertising and design communities. Wilson lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Pedro is a versatile composer, a multi-instrumentalist and music lover. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Botsaris studied at the Proarte Music School before completing degrees at London’s SAE and Middlesex University. In 2013, Pedro moved to Brazil to launch Antfood São Paulo and more recently to the Netherlands, where he is responsible for our studio in Amsterdam. His work has more Cannes Lions and he was honored by ABP “Profissionais do ano” as the top music producer in Brazil in 2016.

Lou devoted his entire adolescence to playing guitar as fast as possible, but one day he grew tired of playing sixteenth notes at 180 BPM. He went on to study composition at UFRGS in Porto Alegre, where he developed a passion for the intricate textures of electroacoustic and orchestral music. Stop by Antfood SP to see the master at work, chopping and distorting found noises, creating abstract textures while interweaving some “normal” notes to keep it interesting. In his free time, Lou works on his solo career and plays video games.

Having worked in production for over 13 years, Sue has expertise producing leading high -quality work across the production landscape from branding/marketing, thru production, post production and audio production. Prior to Antfood, Sue helped lead content branding efforts for Jordan/Nike and Motorola at Los York, production and creative agency. As Executive Producer for The Mill, she helped build the creative studio that partnered with their post production arm. Sue earned her stripes at The Ebeling Group, where she worked with award winning production companies on 6 continents. Sue’s credits include producing large-scale initiatives for Nike/Jordan, Sonos, Fitbit, Motorola, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM and Apple.

Christiane Rachel Gamas Abreu de Carvalho is a true Paulista (born and raised in São Paulo), and maintains a deep pride in her Portuguese heritage. Since she was young, she dreamt of working in advertising - following novel campaigns and experimenting with film and video. Subsequently, she chose to study Advertising at Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Graphic Design at the Pan-American Art School. Later, she studied Cinema at Academia Internacional de Cinema, with the intention of becoming a director, but when she started interning at an audio production company and entered the world of music - she was hooked! When Chris is not managing jobs and attending clients at Antfood she practices photography, sewing, graphic design and caring for her little dog, Jolie.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Spencer discovered a fondness for music at a young age. Beginning with picking out pop melodies on the family piano and evolving into hunching over a 4-track in lieu of sleep, Spencer’s growing interest in music led him to pursue a degree in Music Technology at New York University. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys soldering, playing in Past Planes, and coping with the embarrassment of yet another losing season for the Orioles.

Trevor is French/American and is a local to NYC. He grew up listening to his sister playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 on the piano while learning how to become an electronic music producer on his spare time. His father’s obsession with Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys and his mother’s affection for Francis Cabrel and Serge Gainsbourg left a lasting impression on music’s possibilities. Today he’s still a musician at heart with a goal to create 999 unique kick drums through analog synthesis. God Bless Him.

Born and raised in São Paulo, Pablo’s career in music started at age 19 as a studio assistant. He then embarked on an educational tour, studying at Instituto de Áudio e Video in São Paulo, School of Audio Engineering in London, and most recently at Berklee College of Music in Boston. With 15 years of experience under his belt, Pablo is AntfoodSP’s chief audio engineer and technician. In his spare time, Pablo studies music theory, piano and how to not fall on his longboard.

Yuta is a self-taught composer and sound designer, with a degree in physics from Brown University.

Born in Salvador, Brazil, Vinicius is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer. At 13, he began his career playing on Carnival floats in Bahia, and has been creating music ever since. After studying advertising communication at Universidade Católica do Salvador, he went on to earn a degree in audio engineering at IAV in São Paulo. Vinicius has played with many Brazilian artists, including his band Pirigulino Babilake, and has produced music for clients such as Citroen, Nike and Nova Schin.

Amanda is a pianist, singer, and composer from Malmö, Sweden. A few years back, she moved to São Paulo, Brazil, to study religion, but pretty soon she realized she had to take her beloved music making to another level and started working at Antfood. Since then, she has been studying audio engineering at IAV, making music for clients such as Samsung and Mitsubishi, and is slowly leaving her classical background for an expedition into the universe of electronic music. When she is not at Antfood, she plays with her band Elephant Run or works on her solo projects, always with a cup of coffee in hand.

Dalton is from Manhattan (Kansas) and is our middle-America expert. He studied Music Production & Engineering at Berklee School of Music, and is a DOPE drummer.

Tiago was born in Recife, Brazil, and at age 19 began playing guitar professionally in pubs and nightclubs throughout northeastern Brazil. In 2007, he put his studies in advertising on hold to move to São Paulo with his band and began playing all around southern and southeastern Brazil. After graduating from Áudio e Video in São Paulo 2011, Tiago went on to work at a number of music studios, recording for some of the Brazilian greats, including Seu Jorge, Paulinho Moska, Fresno and Tom Zé. He currently devotes his free time to studying piano in order to evolve as a composer at Antfood and eventually dominate the world.

Renato is a real cool dude. Check him out at http://renatocastro.irado.net.biz.br

Kevin grew up in both the US and Europe, spending his childhood in Los Angeles, Paris, and Savannah. He studied Sound Design and Film/Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he produced and directed numerous short films, many of which were selected to domestic and international film festivals.

Mercedes. The name says it all. Luxury, sophistication, attitude. (Lifestyle)

Pedro was born in Rio de Janeiro but raised in the frigid, cold mountains of Friburgo. He started playing guitar and keyboards in bands, while completing Bachelor’s degree in Composition at UNIRIO. As he started working on scores for plays and independent shorts, his undeniable passion for music for picture only grew stronger and stronger, which led him to New York for a Masters in Scoring for Film and Multimedia, at NYU Steinhardt. Returning to his native Brazil, he landed at Antfood São Paulo, in the City of Stars and Fog.

Wal hails from Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, where she attended PUCRS and received a degree in social services in 2002. She moved to São Paulo in 2009, where she was introduced to the world of music in advertising. Wal is currently a graduate student at SENAC and is responsible for the financials at Antfood SP.

After an uninspiring start as a gigging guitarist in the ‘90s, followed by more advanced creative music production in the ‘00s, Luis took off on a new adventure and travelled to more than 30 countries while still creating music and sound for online advertising.

Eventually, he grew tired of the nomadic life and his basic laptop setup. He’s now back in Sao Paulo, happy to be surrounded by many musical instruments and the awesome Antfood team.

Stanley keeps our NY office operating and is the strongest member of AFNY, by far.

Zorbpia is B. O. S. S.

Awards &
Big-Ups

* Shaking salt on you busted-ass clowns.

Press

* Dar um jeitinho

  • It’s Nice That
  • Rolling Stone
  • Art of the Title
  • Adweek: Ad of the Day
  • Creativity
  • The Plus Paper
  • Huffington Post
  • Fast Company
  • Shoot
  • The New Yorker
  • Billboard Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Huffington Post
  • Time Magazine
  • PSFK
  • Shoot Online
  • Wired
  • Fast Company
  • Fast Company
  • Fortune

Credits

* Everything is possible

We’ve been experimenting with audio for WebVR. Stay tuned for more…

Audio
Antfood

Critters
Buck

Website
XXIX

VR experiments
by XXIX
Warp
by Jordan Bruner