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Yuval is a media entrepreneur and creative director with 20 years of experience in TV and animation.
In 2006, he founded Smartoonz, an international content development company, creating and producing multi-platform content for children, comprising TV/online series, games, mobile games and interactive applications. In that year, Smartoonz presented new pilots at MIPCOM, which made the company an interesting new player in that market. These pilots became TV series that are successfully broadcasted by major TV channels worldwide, and distributed in more than 50 territories.
Yuval’s participation in the EMBA program comes from his desire to acquire more skills to help his company grow. “My motivation for applying for this program is to complete my toolbox. I already have a vast experience, worldwide connections, and loads of creativity. What I now need is to expand my business tools and elevate them to new business opportunities. I heard how life-changing the EMBA is and I think this program is exactly what I need at the point I’m currently at.”
Yuval began his work in the TV industry as a broadcast technician in a TV studio and worked his way up to post-production as a video editor. He later became a leading compositor, animator and special effect artist working on TV commercials and movies. He later established an animation studio and post-production house.
He studied Visual Communication Design at the Israeli Design Centre in Tel Aviv, as well as VFX, animation, sound design and organizational transformation.