Antonio Meza has been drawing cartoons ever since he can remember, but his professional cartoonist work started only recently in his life.
A native of Pachuca, Mexico, Antonio is a Master Practitioner and a Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He has a degree in Communication Sciences from Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla, a Masters degree in Film Studies from Université de Paris – Sourbonne Nouvelle, a diploma in Cinema Scriptwriting from the General Society of Writers in Mexico (SOGEM), and a diploma in Documentary FIlms from France’s Ecole Nationale des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis).
He has recently certified as well in Generative Coaching with Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan at the Institut Repère of Paris.
Antonio’s career includes work in marketing research, advertising, branding, corporate image, film production, and scriptwriting. His professional photography work has been exhibited in Mexico, Belgium, and France.
He had participated in animated cartoons startups in Mexico before moving to France where he works as a consultant, coach, and trainer, specializing in creative thinking and collective intelligence. He offers his services under his brand: Akrobatas.
His NGO and Foundations clients include the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), OXFAM, the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). He has conducted training workshops for business schools such as the ESCP-Europe and international organizations such as the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators).
Antonio is also an experienced public speaker member of Toastmasters International. In 2013 he was awarded 3rd best speaker at the International Speech Contest of District 59, covering continental Europe.
His cartoons and illustrations have been publihsed by the Université Pantheon-Assas (Paris 2), he co-authored two books (as illustrator) with Jean-Eric Branaa: English Law Made Simple and American Government Made Simple published by Ellipses in Paris. He also uses his skills as a cartoonist and trainer to collaborate in seminars, conferences and brainstorming sessions as a graphic facilitator.
He has several illustration projects including the three volumes for the Success Factor Modeling series with Robert Dilts.