René Holder

In this episode, we had the pleasure to chat with Creative Director René Holder. He shares how he co-founded Lab206 an animation studio right out of school. How he came to the bitter realisation that his heart was no longer invested in it, and making the decision to walk away six years later.

We also touch on how he got started and what keeps him thriving. He currently leads a team as Creative Director and sits as Vice President of TTAN; The Trinidad and Tobago Animation Network a non-profit body that strives to influence and develop policies that protect and grow, creatives in the animation industry.

Understanding the impact beyond the pixels is Renés’ goal as he strives to understand the whys and hows of a challenging creative space.

Do listen and enjoy.

A huge thanks to René for stopping by keep up with him on Instagram and Twitter @that_guy_ren.


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A Creative Professional with over twenty years experience. Which he gained during his time spent at a few of Trinidad’s top advertising agencies. Then functioning as the Regional Creative head of the Caribbean’s largest retailer. Contributing to the development of the group’s regional marketing strategy. Forming the regional Design Strategy. Conceptualisation and execution of all creative, marketing and advertising communication for the group’s brands. With oversight of regional and local creative teams and creative processes. He continues to sharpen his creative edge. A passionate, twenty-four hour creative junky. Admirer of sexy typefaces, lover of words and aspiring life long learner. He is also the founder of A BigBox Of Crayons. An online and offline community for creative thinkers + makers in Trinidad & Tobago.