Creative Partner, PUNCH Audio
Head Judge – Music/Sound Design
Cristiano Pinheiro is a creative audio director. Currently the owner of PUNCH Audio, an internationally renowned Music and Sound Design house founded in 2011 that has worked along brands like Volkswagen, WhatsApp, Nike, Uber, Heineken, Netflix, Budweiser, Mondelez, P&G - amongst others - to create and tell stories that try to positively change your day somehow.
Cristiano has done work as a sound designer, foley artist, music composer, music supervisor and lately as a Creative/Audio Director. He has won several global awards in all major festivals including a Grand Prix in Radio and Gold Lions in Film, Digital Craft, Radio and Cyber at Cannes Lions Festival.
He was also responsible for the sound and music for both Getty Images ENDLESS STORIES and NOSFERATU that won together over 100 awards worldwide, including Shots, Cannes, London International, Clio, D&AD, The One Show, Art Directors Club (Best of Discipline) and others.
Born in Brazil, Cristiano has lived and worked in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and Paris and is currently in Montréal, Canada.