Artan Mansouri,
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A selected showcase of Artan Mansouri. Creative Director at CC Studios and Spotify.

Biography
Born 1991 in the suburbs of Spånga, Stockholm, into a world where the poetic heritage of my mother's Shiraz (Former Persepolis) — a city of wine, mysticism, and the verses of Hafez and Saadi — intertwined with my father's Afro-Persian roots of Bandar Abbas (بندر عباس), a former portuguese port city. In Stockholm, my mother's perfume boutique was a wellspring of scents and entrepreneurship, while my father harmonized his medical pursuits with the soulful echoes of his drum beats and saxophone in an folk band. Together, creating a rich cultural backdrop for me.

As a child, I dreamed of illustrating visual narratives as a comic book artist (漫画家). This creative enthusiasm intensified in my teenage years, as I wove myself into the fabric of the graffiti and streetart community. Those formative years were a prelude to a burgeoning fascination with technology, culture, design, and music, that became the new mediums through which I channeled my energy, crafting innovative products and distinctive brands.

Today as the Founder, Director, and Designer of CC Studios — SE559249397601, I lead a consultancy renowned for its diverse creative talent and expansive portfolio. CC has been instrumental in crafting major consumer launches and experiences for brands like Spotify, Volvo Cars, and The North Face, showcasing its combination of product design, branding, imagery and more. Our team has been at the forefront of major consumer launches, including Spotify Audiobooks, Spotify DJ, Volvo EX90, The Apple Watch series, Apple Vision Pro, and other notable projects. We craft both as an independent studio and as embedded consultants within teams.



Born in the suburban district of Spånga in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1991, my life was set against a culturally rich backdrop, thanks to my Afro-Iranian (بندر عباس,) father and Shirazi (شیراز) mother.

My father, balancing his medical studies, expressed his artistic side through his saxophone, playing in Afro-Persian folk bands. Meanwhile, my mother, an independent spirit and entrepreneur, ran her own perfume boutique.

I aspired to become a comic book artist (漫画家), immersing myself in the rich storytelling and dynamic visuals that define the genre.

I later gained interest in graffiti and art community of the world

A selected showcase of Artan Mansouri specialized in Design, Direction, technology and multimedia productions. Creative Director at Spotify and (CC) studios.

The showcase has been designed and engineered by me to attempt to summarize 14 years of experience as a founder, designer, and director for my collaborators. I want to express my gratitude to all clients, co-workers, and collaborators who made the work shown possible. The showcase is continuously evolving and is under active workshop.
Honors
Awarded Scholarship during research
at California Institute of the Arts.
Selected regional and national winner of
Venture Cup for the best innovation.
Awarded Innovation research grant.
Awarded $360 000 in sponsorship for developing
artificial intelligence and Internet of Things techonlogy.
Keynote on the topic of Building Brands and Products during Almedalen. Keynote trended at second place after, at the time, Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven.
Training
Antler
Global early-stage VC program that invests
in the world's most exceptional people.
Stockholm
2020-2020
California Institute of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts:  Music technology
Valencia, California
2017-2019
Stockholm School of Economics
SSE Business Lab
Stockholm
2017-2018
Royal Institute of technology
KTH innovation
Stockholm
2016-2017
Berghs School of Communication
Digital Creative
Stockholm
2014-2015
Clients
Spotify
DBT Capital
Volvo Cars
Popshop Live
Mathem
Bambuser
Zettle - A PayPal  Service
Soundation
Red Bull
Stockholm Pride
Brilliant Minds
Berghs School of Communication
Adidas
Lexus
Sony Mobile
The Nobel Museum
Work
CC STUDIO / Certified Copy
Founder/Director/Designer
Stockholm
2020-present
Tracy
Co-founder, Chief  Executive Officer
Stockholm, Los Angeles
2014-2019
Berghs Advisory Board
Board member
Stockholm
2016-2018
Freelance
Creative
Worldwide
2010-Present
Selected
Features
On Volvo Cars EX90
On Volvo Cars EX90
On Volvo Cars EX90
On Popshop Live
On Soundation
Artan Mansouri - Zettle / PayPal - SelfmadeArtan Mansouri Tracy PrototypeArtan Mansouri - Design - Art Direction - Product Design -Tracy Trackers
Wall of love
Artan’s ability to approach the plentiful number of challenges and constraints set the tone for the workstream. His positive and ambitious mindset didn’t go unnoticed as he worked tirelessly to ensure that the branded assets aligned seamlessly with the product requirements, timelines, brand identity, product design, and engineering constraints. Regardless if it meant doing brainstorming sessions, joining standups, or having to just redo everything last-minute because of a new change. Given the circumstances, we’ve actually created a flow that is unlike any of the others that exist at Spotify today.

It’s been a blast collaborating with Artan and this is something I’ve heard from all disciplines in R&D. Fast and to-the-point responses, happy to jump on calls to brainstorm, creates a very safe space, good vibes, and most ‌importantly, great results!
I have worked with him largely on the "activation flow" subproject, where he has been responsible for taking ideas and requirements and translating them to a delightful user experience with animations and sound. He has been adept at dealing with vague requirements and uncertainty and this has not stopped him coming up with ideas that help us converge on a solution. He has shown great creativity in this work. He has worked in an iterative and adaptable way, I am aware that he is juggling many projects and he has been good humoured and patient. The quality of his deliverables has been high.
I was fortunate to work with Artan on a critical design sprint at Spotify. Learning to know him I quickly saw his passion and excellence in craft displayed in his work. I am proud to call Artan a friend, and I recommend him and CC Studios as often and as much as I can.
I'm super happy that Artan has joined the team. The capabilities we get as a team with him involved is a true force multiplier and he allows us to be super efficient and set a high quality bar for projects regardless of size.His work with putting together a trailer for the The New Desktop experience was especially impressive, where we managed to build a full trailer in less than 3 weeks.
On a scale of 1 to 10, the finalaunch video gets 10/10. The production quality were high. We appreciated Artan's flexibility to change up the music after we saw the first eit. Artan always handled feedback with the most positive attitude and was always quick to jump on the changes. I especially appreciated when he would proactively make suggestions on copy or demo/flow. I'm new to product marketing so it was helpful to have his experience and get his POV on what would flow well. The final track is high energy and fun, and worked really well as the soundtrack to announce our newest vertical. Product demo and visuals were all solid.
Wow.
Elon Musk
Spotify Voice Translation
We wanted to create the same experience as we are known for in store but online. One-to-One allows us to bring true premium experiences for our clients to meet any of our experts anywhere at any time.
In my 25 years of Professional life I have had the pleasure of meeting and personally knowing unique and great leaders. People like Bill Gates, Irwin Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, Steve Mollenkopf, and Hans Vestberg. Every single person had a uniqueness that is hard to pin down, but if you forced me I would summarise it in 4 ways:

1) Mind blowingly Visionary, 2) Innovative to the point where they usually don’t sleep, 3) “A willingness to get things done”, and 4) a Boldness that you rarely see in people, a way of truly believing in what they wanted to achieve.I met Artan more than 3 years ago and was blown away by how such a young person could fill the above category. I imagine, that meeting Steve Jobs or Bill Gates when they were young was also the same experience. A single mindedness to go for a vision that very few believe in..
Honors
Awarded Scholarship during research
at California Institute of the Arts.
Selected regional and national winner of
Venture Cup for the best innovation.
Awarded Innovation research grant.
Awarded $360 000 in sponsorship for developing
artificial intelligence and Internet of Things techonlogy.
Keynote on the topic of Building Brands and Products during Almedalen. Keynote trended at second place after, at the time, Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven.
Helped shape a world-class education in design, growth and communication at the institution voted the best advertising school in the world at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009.
Training
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
The Architectural Imagination
Remote
2023-2023
Antler
Global early-stage VC program that invests
in the world's most exceptional people.
Stockholm
2020-2020
California Institute of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts:  Music technology
Valencia, California
2017-2019
Stockholm School of Economics
SSE Business Lab
Stockholm
2017-2018
Royal Institute of technology
KTH innovation
Stockholm
2016-2017
Berghs School of Communication
Digital Creative
Stockholm
2014-2015
Clients
Spotify
DBT Capital
Volvo Cars
Popshop Live
Mathem
LMVH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton)
Christian Dior
Clarins
Bambuser
Zettle - A PayPal Service
Klevgränd
Soundation
Red Bull
Stockholm Pride
Brilliant Minds
Berghs School of Communication
Adidas
Lexus
Sony Mobile
The Nobel Museum
Work
(CC) studios, Certified Copy
Founder, Director and Designer
Stockholm
2020-present
Tracy
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Stockholm, Los Angeles
2014-2019
Berghs Advisory Board
Board member
Stockholm
2016-2018
Independent
Visual artist, Creative
Worldwide
2010-2014
Independent
Products
Stockholm based design consultancy, producing a diverse range of work across product, identity, art direction, graphic, 3d and imagery.
Limited series of fragrances, art, music,
magazines and collectible items.
Showcasing exceptional talent from all around the globe, focused on releasing the most distinctive new artists and original sounds.
Audiovisuals from Sweden.
Coming soon - Editorial content in visual arts, music, and carefully selected goods produced in small editions by independent designers.
Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
Artan Mansouri - Certified Copy - Design - Art Direction - Product Design
Selected
Features
Spotify Audiobooks
Spotify DJ
Volvo Cars EX90
Volvo Cars EX90
Volvo Cars EX90
Popshop Live
Soundation

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