Fran Guijarro

Fran Guijarro

In 2007, and supported by laCaixa Full Scholarship Program, Fran arrived to San Francisco to complete an MFA in Advertising at the Academy of Art University. While attending classes at AAU, he completed an internship at Venables Bell & Partners and was hired as an Associate Creative Director by the prestigious multicultural ad agency Alma DDB, where he handled The Clorox Company and McDonald’s accounts. He also received the first CEO’s Echo Award for Social Action for his iHomeless digital platform, which he developed as part of his final thesis at AAU. All sort of good things happened to Fran since he arrived to San Francisco, but the best was to cross paths with a homeless man named Moses. He sparked an unbelievable true story that would end up embarking Fran on a socially-committed and award-winning filmmaking career.

It’s because of Moses, that Fran became a Free Range Puppy, that is, a creative eager to change the world. He also works at the Academy of Art University, where he tries to teach the same things he learned from Marta, Pach and Moses. To learn more about Free Range Puppies visitwww.free-rangepuppies.com.