Antonia Bonello TEDx

Antonia Bonello is a Creative Director for BuzzFeed UK. She joined the company in 2014 after her BuzzFeed commissioned ‘14 Most Brutal Deaths In Game Of Thrones As 8-Bit GIFs’ animation went viral. Antonia works with brands to create engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, as well as leading BuzzFeed’s media brands in the UK: Proper Tasty, Bring Me!, Nifty, As/Is and Goodful.

Specialising in retro 8-bit animation, Antonia has reimagined Orange Is The New BlackGame Of ThronesFriends, and even her daily commute on the tube network as hilariously charming pixel art. She doesn’t just do 8-bit though. Antonia has worked on countless branded content campaigns for major brands which include Google, Nike, Netflix, Disney, Sky, eBay, Diageo, and Nestlé. She has created Snapchat games for Aviva, and even trained as a stuntwoman for Churchill Insurance.

Antonia’s work in advertising has led her to being named in Forbes 30 Under 30 2019Media Week 30 Under 30 2018The Drum’s 50 Under 30, and one of 100 Significant Women In Native Advertising 2018. She’s also been shortlisted for Design Week Awards Rising Star 2016, The Drum Content Awards for Best Branded Content Campaign 2017, and won Silver at the Media Week Awards for BuzzFeed’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society charity group.

Oh, she’s also a black belt in karate and loves Batman.


Bucharest, 2019

AdWeek Europe
Developing Data-Led Creative Panel, 2019

Social Media Week LDN
London, 2018

Berlin, 2018

Wavemaker PrideM Panel
London, 2018

Cititec Women In Tech
London, 2016


Forbes Under 30
(2019) Forbes, Europe – Media & Marketing

Media Week 30 Under 30
(2018) Campaign

50 Under 30 UK
(2018) The Drum

Badass Gal
(2018) Young Creative Council

100 Significant Women In Native Advertising
(2018) Native Advertising Institute

Best Branded Content Campaign – Shortlisted
(2017) The Drum Content Awards

Rising Star – Shortlisted
(2016) Design Week Awards

Media Idea (Under 250k) – SILVER
(2015) Media Week Awards

BA (Hons) Graphic Design – 2:1
(2011) Central St. Martins College of Art & Design