BROOKLYN, USA // Alexis Estiz, Founder & CCO at Pickle Music Studios, New York, began his career as a music composer in 2006 at one of the most prestigious advertising music studios in his home town of Buenos Aires.
It was clear early on that Alexis possessed a unique gift for music and at the young age of 20, he was named Head Composer and was leading campaigns for Coca Cola, Quilmes and other important Argentine brands with global agencies such as Young & Rubicam, JWT Walter Thomson, among others.
Alexis' musical influence has always been a global one: from Tango to The Beatles to popular Hebrew music. In 2011, Alexis moved to Miami to lead as partner and creative director at a US based music company that focused mainly in the Hispanic market. With his extensive background as a composer and scoring for films; it was only natural that this would prepare him for major collaborations in advertising with global brands such as: McDonalds, State Farm, Kimberly Clark, Toyota, and many others.
After 8 years of successfully working in the Hispanic market and becoming one of the most awarded composers in the industry, Alexis decided to take the leap and move to New York. In 2018, Pickle Music Studios was born.
In just it’s first year of inception, Pickle managed to become one of the most awarded music studios at Cannes with 20 Lions that included a Grand Prix, Titanium and several Golds with recognized campaigns such as "It's a Tide Ad", the super bowl campaign created by Saatchi & Saatchi NY, among others.
Staying in tune with his entrepreneurships spirit, in 2021 Alexis decided to open the second Pickle's music studio in Madrid and continue the expansion of global partnerships with clients in the European market.
Alexis has collaborated and composed soundtracks for major movie and advertising stars such as Oscar winning director Michel Gondry, creator of Daft Punk videos, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, and many others. Pickle has collaborated with brands and networks such as Burger King, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Coca Cola, Netflix, ESPN, NBC, and many others nationally and globally.
Alexis is a proud winner of 2 Emmy Awards, 57 Cannes Lions, including 2 Titanium, Grand Prix, various gold, silver and bronze medals at LIA, Clio Music, One Show, Black and Green pencil at D&AD, New York Festival, Ciclope, 9 (nine) Ascap Awards (American Society of Composers and Publishers) in TV & Film category for best original music, Ojo de Iberoamerica and FIAP and one Grammy nomination.
Pickle Music has offices in New York, Madrid, Buenos Aires; and plans to open in LA by 2023.
Married to Maria Isabel, an art director and environmentalist. They have a daughter born in New York, who at the age of 6 months has already been a voice actor for a global Greenpeace Campaign.