Born and bred in Melbourne Australia, Angie Bird graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne, where she studied Creative Advertising. After winning the student section of Young Guns she was awarded an internship at any Leo Burnett in the world. She decided to move half way around the world and headed to the Toronto office to begin her career as an art director. In this role she learned a lot about what makes folks tick, and what makes a story worth telling.
After making ads and freezing her bits off in Canada for four years, Bird transitioned into directing commercials. Here, she was able hone her storytelling skills and discover how to unite humanity and style on screen, working with incredible organizations such as Raising the Roof and The Salvation Army. With her trained art director’s eye, she’s also become known for her skill at combining food and lifestyle for brands ranging from Special K and Weight Watchers to President’s Choice and Robert Mondavi wine.
Bird also wrote and directed the short documentary “You Won’t Regret That Tattoo”. The film captures a perspective on modern culture and the tattoo phenomenon previously unexplored in the media – that of an older generation who are proud to sport the ink they wear. As well as being a beautiful study of human nature, the film uncovers the meaning and importance behind the social ritual of tattoos. The film has screened at film festivals around the world and was also chosen as a Vimeo staff pick.