Ana Gabriela Teran is a 24-year-old Cuban-American art director, writer and film director who explores alternative approaches of many creative languages. She obtained a bachelors degree in Film Production from the University of Florida with a focus in Art History and a masters degree in Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising from Domus Academy in Milan. 
 
During her bachelors degree she was a fashion editor for College Fashionista, a PR intern for the American high-end handbag brand Vera Bradley and worked as a social media content creator for multiple brands. She spent two years gaining TV-production experience in the College Emmy winning production crew of the university's news station WUFT, First at Five. However, it was while producing, writing and directing her own short films and documentaries, that she discovered a strong interest in the costume and fashion aspects of media and culture. This interest led her to attend the top visionary design school of Italy, Domus Academy, where she received a masters degree with the highest marks and cum laude recognition in 2019.
During her time in Milan she won numerous awards in art direction, design and film direction. Selected by Reebok for her sneaker and collection concept and design, she was awarded the first prize of the C-Park Design Marathon of 2018. Consequently, her sneaker design and concept, Mars Stomper, for Reebok was exhibited at Salone del Mobile 2019. In collaboration with Domus Academy, DIESEL and OTB Group selected her window display design and interactive retail experience to be displayed in the San Babila flagship store in Milan, for their up-cycled collection launch. For her short film Color, she won the Marie Claire Italia BodyTelling competition, against 150 students from 20 fashion and design universities in Italy. In the September 2019 issue, a story of her short film on the topic of female menstruation was published on a double page spread.
 
After her master's degree, she experienced a 6-month internship as a copywriter and junior art director working within the creative team of April Studio, getting her hands on projects with top luxury brands. At the same time, she worked as a project assistant for Domus Academy's Fashion Graduate Italia fashion show and as the creative director of the event's exhibition for the high-fashion designer Erkan Çoruh. This led her to become a lecturer on filmmaking and storytelling for the master program students in fashion design and visual brand design clusters. She closed the year of 2019 being published as a fashion editor in the January 2020 issue of Marie Claire Italia for a second time on an article exploring the inclusivity and sustainable efforts of major fashion houses.
Ana Gabriela continues to pursue works related to art direction, writing, film direction, and design. 

Marie Claire Italia BodyTelling 1st Prize

Best short film, writer & director, Color 
Milan 2019

DIESEL x OTB Window Display 1st Prize

Best art direction & design, Take the Trash Out ___. 

Milan 2019


Reebok & C-Park Design 1st Prize 

Best concept & design, Mars Stomper
Milan 2018

University Scholar Award

Selection for multidisciplinary approach, documentary series, Meet: Street Style

Gainesville 2018


National College Emmy

Best college news coverage, WUFT News
Gainesville 2016

 

Marie Claire Italia

Guest Editor, Milan

May 2019 - January 2020

"Storytelling Through Filmmaking"

Filmmaking Lecturer at Domus Academy

Guest Lecturer, Milan

November 2019

 

"What is Freedom in Fashion?"

Erkan Çoruh & Fashion Graduate Italia

Project Assistant, Art Director,

Exhibition Designer, Milan

September 2019 - October 2019

Zegna, #WhatMakesaSales(Wo)Man

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director (Copywriter), Milan  

November 2019 

Giuseppe Zanotti,  Sneaker Look book, Showroom & Window Display Concept

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director (VM), Milan  

November 2019 

Moncler, Value Pills  2020  Video Campaign 

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director, Milan  

November 2019 - December 019

Tod's, FW19 Window Display

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director (VM), Milan  

September 2019 - November 2019

Prada, Chinese Qixi  Fashion Film Campaign

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director, Milan  

June 2019 - August 2019

Duvetica, Logo Design, Animations & Rebranding

(APRIL Studio)

Junior Art Director, Milan  

May 2019 -December 2019

Ducati, Brand Identity  Campaign Concept

(In collaboration with Domus Academy)

Visual Brand Designer, Milan

April 2019 - June 2019

Salone del Mobile for Reebok Exhibition

(In collaboration with Domus Academy)

Sneaker & Apparel Concept Designer, Milan 

April 2019

Reebok, 2030 Sneaker & Collection Concept

Sneaker & Apparel Concept Designer, Milan 

November 2018 - April 2019

Diesel & OTB, Up-cycled Window Display

(In collaboration with Domus Academy)
Visual Merchandiser, Milan
January 2019 - March 2019

Biffi Boutiques, SS19 Campaign

(In collaboration with Domus Academy)

Fashion Stylist & Campaign Director, Milan 

November - December 2018

Oltre Frontiera, The Future of Windows 

(In collaboration with Domus Academy)

Visual Merchandiser, Milan 

September - November 2018

Vera Bradley

Content Creator / PR representative, Boston

September 2016- January 2018

CollegeFashionista

Fashion Editor, Content Creator, New York

May 2015- January 2017

Jord Watches

Content Creator / Influencer, Miami

January 2018- August 2018

Vera Bradley

Content Creator / Influencer, Boston

September 2016- January 2018

Steve Madden

Content Creator / Influencer, Miami

October 2016- January 2017

La Roche-Posay

Content Creator / Influencer, Miami

May 2016- May 2017

American Eagle Outfitters

Content Creator / Influencer, Miami

May 2015- November 2015