1Please give us a brief bio of yourself, your company, job profile, etc.
Marvin Maalouf is an executive and visionary leader who has spearheaded the growth of NEEZO Studios since it was founded in 2005. Under Marvin’s leadership, NEEZO Studios has developed into a globally-respected powerhouse of unparalleled artistic, digital and technical abilities.
True to the company’s founding principles, Marvin places a high value on delighting clients with exemplary service, hiring top talent that excel in their fields and fostering innovative solutions that push creative and technical limits.
With Marvin’s infectious enthusiasm and passion for innovation, NEEZO Studios is highly sought-after by discerning clients in diverse industries spanning the globe including business giants such as Google and Facebook.
2Tell us a bit about your business and what you do.
NEEZO Studios is a creative studio and architectural visualization firm specializing in photorealistic 3D renderings and animations, virtual reality, and interactive content for real estate, retail and automotive clients as well as film/television.
3Congratulations! As the winner of the 2019 Muse Awards, what does it mean to you and your company and team to receive this award distinction?
Winning the Muse Awards is an incredible feeling. It gives the company and the team even more drive to push the envelope on what we do knowing that both clients and peers do appreciate talent and what we produce. It is a humbling feeling mixed with honor and pride.
4Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the 2019 Muse Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?
Each project that we entered and won a Muse award for this year really brought a spotlight to the many categories of work that we create at NEEZO Studios. Be it for the TV shows that we produce renderings and animations for, to the car wrap configurators that we’ve created, and everything from our Virtual Reality to our Interactive configurators, we always strive to push our work to be the best that it can be.
We’ve always heard of the Muse Awards as being such a prestigious
award to win, but we never really submitted our projects to the judges until
this year. With that being said, we are very proud of the outcome...Thank you!
5What was the biggest challenge with this project?
Just like with life in general, all of our work has some challenging moments that we have to face. However, we always do our best as a team to work towards a joyous and prideful final project that involved hard work, rather than giving up at any point that we may face an uphill challenge.
6How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?
As a creative company whose work evolves from the creative minds at NEEZO Studios, we know that it is an important and gratifying feeling to win an award and be recognized for the time and effort that was put into creating every project.
7What are your top three (3) favorite things about our industry?
Creativity has no boundaries
We get to use our imagination
We have the freedom to create another world through technology
8What makes your country specifically, unique in the creative industry?
Our country combines high tech industry, talent and creative studios.
9Where do you see the evolution of creative industry going over the next 5-10 years?
You can’t stop imagination and creativity. As technology evolves, software helps us push the envelope on our imagination making the impossible possible.
10If you were a student entering this industry or an aspiring Muse Award submitter, what advice would you give them?
Challenge yourself on everything you do. Never settle or take the easy way out and let your creativity out and shine.
11What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the creative industry?
Best hardware and software.
12Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My late Dad with his never give up attitude and for being a risk taker in general.
13What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
NEVER GIVE UP. Follow your dreams. Hard work DOES pay off!