Ardian FuGaA Kurtolli

Ardian FuGaA Kurtolli

A Creative Marketer, Artist and Gamer

ABOUT Ardian FuGaA Kurtolli

Hello! I am Ardian FuGaA Kurtolli from Prishtina, Kosovo. Most people know me either from my Artistic Career as a rapper or from my Gaming Career as a Gamer and community contributor. But few have information about my professional career and how i evolved from a Tech Freak to a Creative Director to a Professional Marketer. You can Read about me as an Marketer, Artist and Gamer in the sections below.

THE CREATIVE MARKETER

I was lucky to have a computer , and access to games and applications of all kinds during pre-war Kosovo. That made my connection with computers a natural connection since i was a young kid. By the age of 10 i knew Pascal and already had Dos and Windows 95 Certifications. As a 13 year old i was also the publisher of the 1st e-zine in Albanian called “Dardania Nentoka Digjitale” that had a lifespan of only 4 issues since the political situation in Kosovo and the Kosovo War. After the war in 1999, i join Comtrade Computers as a technical assistant. Very soon after that i was certified as a Microsoft Certified Professional and had two semesters of the Cisco CCNA Academy. Later on i advanced as a Product Specials and Sales/Presales Consultant for Mobility and Server Solutions for the Fujitsu-Siemens Brand. In 2008 i totally switch industries since i feel that my creativity is left behind with too much technical work. I started working as a Creative Director in Entermedia and there we did magic for 4 years in a row producing over 84 Award Winning Music Videos. In 2012, ZeroPozitive Publicis becomes my new work place. I worked there as a Digital Marketing  Specialist until May 2014 when i join a fresh new agency with a fresh new team “R&M Communications “.In 2015 i enter Air Prishtina as a Marketing Manager and currently i hold that position, totally lovin’it! Doing an awesome Digital Transformation to the company and also refreshing the approach of marketing in the Kosovo Market. Also expanding my further knowledge in Digital Marketing specifically but also in creative thinking. My experience in the Tech,Marketing and Entertainment industry makes me  starve for innovations second after second.

THE ARTIST

Starting as a young boy listening Ice Cubes “Check yourself”, FuGaA started 1st steps in  rapping angry by the rap culture that flowed in Kosova.FuGaA in 2003 united with Infinit Records and debuted 1st with disses, following his 1st Debute album “te dhena mbi autorin” in 2005, His 1st video single “Ska mu nal” left a mark in the TV’s and was crowned with 2 awards in the 2007 Video-Fest . FuGaA then goes to electro hiphop beats in 2008 making “Electro” which is a featuring with the RnB artist Bubulina Krasniqi, mentioning on the song that these are 2010 beats which will follow. The revolution and trend movements in hip-hop come in Kosovo too especially the electro style comes into mainstream during 2010.FuGaA’s organized professional comeback comes in to play in 2010 with releasing of the 2 collaborations with Flori “Making Of” and Elvana “Mamani Nejen”.In 2014 FuGaA releases a hit single with Dj AndyGramm “ZERO” and later on with the fellow crew members from Infinit Records on behalf of their 10th anniversary they release the album INFI10 on a worldwide free web release at www.infi10.com.As far as the future projects are concerned, i am curently developing a new single that will be brought in a form of a short movie,but the project is quite huge and in the moment is in the pre-production/sponsor hunting phase.Focused on doing single and more powerfull artistic creations since i have very limited time now based on my focus in my professional career.

THE GAMER

Gaming entered my soul when i was very young, i was one of the lucky kids in Kosovo to have relatives that were involved in the Tech-Industry so i had games in front of me since the Karateka era followed by Wolfenstein 3d,Mortal Kombat’s,Heretic,Zeliard,Prince and Supaplex and many more. After the war in Kosovo gaming started to grow so FuGaA grew as gamer with it. Created and Managed CS and WoW teams/guilds with international reputation. Now founder of the first Gaming Company in Kosovo “Scuta Gaming” . With “Scuta Gaming” , FuGaA managed to put the flag of Kosovo for the 1st time in a international e-sports event during ESWC2012 main event in Paris where our Dota2 team had to compete against the worlds top teams.I casually stream at www.twitch.tv/fugaa


  • Date of birth
    February 12th 1985
  • Languages
    Albanian,English,Serbian,German
  • Hobbies
    Writing,Gaming,Drawing,Taekwondo
  • Website
    www.fugaa.com

Testimonials

I would like his work to speak for itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqTMbK0rd1w

This TV commercial was a major breakthrough for my company Prishtina Golf, it generated lots of interest, and helped place Prishtina Golf at the exact audience I intended on reaching. Working with Ardian has been an absolute pleasure, I absolutely enjoyed every bit of his creativity.(November 8, 2011, Edona was Ardian’s client)

Edona Kurtolli Alija – Project management and communication professional

Ardian has taken up the challenge of putting together many hundreds of people for our Kosovo ad. It wasn’t an easy task in a place with yet very little experience and no talent agencies. He managed to bring me choice and characters above my expectations. (November 6, 2011, Eric was Ardian’s client)

Eric Will – Director @ Freelance

Very experienced guy with fresh and deep look for a new things, that can bring many interesting things to any project he will take care of.(July 23, 2015, Dmitriy worked directly with Ardian at INFIPLAY)

Dmitriy Khoriev – CIS eSports Partnerships Specialist @ G2A.com

Adrian is the creative driving force behind the very successful production company Entermedia. He is an incredibly driven creative with a paramount attention to detail. He has a great knowledge of technology and traditional storytelling, combining both to create cleaver and interesting advertising!(December 6, 2011, Bes was with another company when working with Ardian at Entermedia Creative Agency)

Bes Bujupi – Senior Art Director @AKQA

EXPERIENCE

Marketing Manager - Air Prishtina

2015 to present

Air Prishtina aims to be gateway to Europe and the world to Kosovars and Macedonians.. From Pristina and Skopje, we offer the freedom to travel with regular scheduled flights to many destinations in Europe and individually scheduled flights throughout the world.

www.airprishtina.com

Founder - SCUTA GAMING

2012 to present

SCUTA Gaming is created to be the 1st professional Gaming Community and eSports Organization in Kosova.

www.scuta-gaming.com

Founding Member & Artist - INFINIT Records

2003 to present

INFINIT RECORDS, is one of the oldest labels and hiphop organisations in Kosovo. Since 2003 we delivered a new unique experience to our listeners with ice-breaking beats,lyrics and shows.
INFINIT RECORDS has produced many albums, artists, collaborations, music for our core artists and also the elite of the music industry in Kosovo/Albania.

Our core members include artists like:
Da Ghost
K-Master
BizzyB
Ekrem Gj.
FuGaA
Albanian Link
G-Fighter

ESL Hearthstone Admin - ESL / Turtle Entertainment

2015-2016

ESL Administrator for Ranked/Ladder/League/Cup Referee Trainee in the Hearthstone section of ESL.

Marketing Manager - INFIPLAY

2015-2015

Marketing Manager for the Europe Releases.

My job position is for our Europe game releases and includes:

Writing Marketing Briefs
Writing Promotional Briefs
Giving Presentations
Briefing Agencies and others
Reviewing marketing offers
Monitoring a campagin’s progress
Compiling marketing strategies

Digital Marketing Specialist - R&M Communications

2014-2015

My Position Includes:

Digital Marketing Development & Cordination
Audio / Video Conceptualising & Cordination
General Creative Input
Research & Research proposals

Digital Marketing Specialist - Zero Pozitive Publicis

2012-2014

Zero Pozitive Publicis has derived from the first advertising agency in Kosovo established in 1999.

Six years later, in 2005 Zero Pozitive LLC was established to deliver comprehensive marketing communication services in Kosovo and Albania.

In 2006 Zero Pozitive was accredited as The Associate Agency of the Publicis Worldwide Network. Today, Zero Pozitive Publicis is the fastest growing marketing communications firm in Kosovo.

My Position Includes:

Digital Marketing Development & Cordination
Audio / Video Conceptualising & Cordination
General Creative Input
Research & Research proposals

Chief Creative Director - ENTERMEDIA Creative Agency

2007-2011

As Chief Creative i was responsible for the Concepts/Scripts/Storyboards Of Over 70 Music Videos and 15+ Commercials During Pre-Production,Assistant Director in many of them during production and VFX and Editing Supervisor/Consultant During the Post-Production Phases.

Worked as an Executive Producer,Consultant,Lyricist in Many Songs.

You Can View Most of The Projects here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/granittyy#g/u

Server and Mobility Sales And Presales Specialist - COMTRADE Computers

2001-2007

From a PC Service Position to Sales then Server and Mobility Sales and Presales Specialist, my position included consulting clients to get their maximum performance via our FujitsuSiemens Products.
From Mobility Tablets,SmartPhones,Laptops to High End Server Solutions


TEST SCORES & CERTIFICATIONS

Diagnostics at Digital Marketing Institute

Score = 77.8%

General Digital Marketing / Questions:54 / Score:77.8%
Social / Questions:29 / Score:79.3%
Quick Diagnostic / Questions:12 / Score:75.0%

Microsoft Certified Professional

May 2003

Microsoft Certified Professional ID: 296527

Cisco Networking Academy Program Semesters 1 and 2

November 2001

Certiicate#: 145751-498566-562770

Personal Computer Apllication Cosisting of : WINDOWS 95

November 1996

COMTRADE Computers Certificate


EDUCATION

Staffordshire University

2012-2014

Business Management and Enterpreneurship

Transfered from Albanian Courses at Riinvest University to Staffordshire University Programe at Riinvest College

Business Management and Enterpreneurship
The BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship award aims to develop the students knowledge of established theories in the field of Entrepreneurial management. The award offers an opportunity for students to develop a critical perspective on the application of these theories in the context of enterprising initiatives, which take account of the dynamic changing business environment, and the complexities of operating within different organizational cultural settings.

Riinvest University

2008-2014

ECONOMICS

Re -stared Economics in Riinvest private University, finished 1st year full good grades, got involved in major projects and reorganization in the company and now i partially do exam after exam. Currently on the 2nd year and continuing..

University of Prishtina

2003-2004

ECONOMICS

Economics

Compteded 1st Year with very good grades then i left because of the economical situation i had to work.

Xhevdet Doda High School

1999-2003

ECONOMICS

Natural and Math Sciences

Extra Activities: Xhevdet Doda IT Student Group


SKILLS

Creativity is the base upon which all my skills are based, constant contact with the artistic and gaming world opens a new spectrum of creative thinking each day.

Creative Writing
95%
Social Media Management
95%
Digital Marketing
95%
Lyrics Writing
90%
Directing
50%
eSports Team & Event Management
90%
WordPress
100%
SEO
90%
Photoshop
80%
Executive Music Producing
80%

CONTACT FuGaA

  • E-mail
    fugaa@fugaa.com

 

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