Posted by Elena del Valle on October 30, 2006
Brothers Antonio and Noah Otalvaro from Barrio305.com
A podcast interview with Antonio Otalvaro, chief creative officer and producer, and Noah Otalvaro, who leads business development, information technology and marketing strategies of Barrio 305, is available on the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, they discuss reaching Latino youth online and with multimedia tools and Barrio 305 with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.
Antonio is a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York. Following his graduation he worked as a freelance editorial illustrator and as a creative assistant at McCann Erickson and DMB&B. His most notable work as an illustrator was a commission to showcase the Advertising Club of New York’s Andy Awards Annual in 1996. In that same period his work as a designer was also recognized when he was selected to participate in the Art Director’s Club first ever exhibition of “New York’s Most Wanted Young Gun’s” exhibit.
Following these accomplishments he was invited to contribute as a conceptual artist at Fabrica, the Benetton Think Tank in Italy. Antonio worked directly under Oliviero Toscani, the individual responsible for Benetton’s controversial campaigns throughout the 80s and 90s. While at Fabrica, Antonio developed communication strategies for entities such as Greenpeace and the United Nations. Next he became creative editor for Benetton’s Colors Magazine. Upon his return to the United States Antonio made the switch from print to digital media when he joined his brother at WallStreet Electronica to lead the design team and develop marketing strategies for the online broker dealer.
Noah is one of the founding members of WallStreet Electronica, a privately held online broker dealer that has been ranked among the top online brokers by Barron’s for the past ten years. He was reponsible for the development and implementation WallStreet Electronica’s IT infrastructure, managing the data center operations, network design and connectivity, and development of the firms proprietary online trading platform. He also led business development and marketing initiatives for WallStreet Electronica. Noah graduated from Boston College in 1991 with a degree in Psychology.
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