Claudio Marino

Director of art and film

In the end of the last millennium, I took my first steps on what later should become the path of my career as an artist. It all started with making a cover for a demo tape in some word processor. The music scene which I was surrounded by started to keep me busy with record cover work and websites.

My first employment as a Designer was for a local agency in my hometown Linköping, the second was at a print shop. In 2007, I moved to Stockholm and started to work for an advertising agency.

In 2014 I founded Artax Film to evolve and widen my field of work into film and video as well as design. About two years later I had finished my award-winning short-documentary-trilogy ‘Blood and Spirit’.

In the fall of 2017, I premiered another award winner – the short documentary ‘Cold Void’.

Follow my work: Facebook – Instagram – YouTube

Ever onward!

Claudio Marino, Stockholm 2018


"Claudio Marino is, undoubtedly, a distinctive and singular filmmaker. "

Johan Renck

"MCC and Tid are both highly dependent on art and design. It is about giving the music the dress that it deserves - and finding someone that envisions just what you want to say with your music and your ideas for art. Clean, elegant and classy is our game, and as that is exactly what Claudio Marino is known for, he is integral for our expression."

Martin Persner (MCC, Tid, Ex-Ghost)

"Beautiful darkness."

Jonas Åkerlund

"With a sharp eye for details and a strong aesthetic sense, claudio makes – the sometimes tiresome – process of building a website very smooth and satisfying."

Papa Emeritus II (Ghost)

"Claudio’s creative mind is both spicy and stern. Exotic and unexpected ideas neatly wrapped in iron. Which makes it working with him a pleasure."

E. (Watain)

"We turned to Claudio because of his inspiring work and felt a great connection from the start. Claudio took the reins and came up with a design that suited our target audience perfectly. We would be most happy to work with him on future projects"

Orvar Säfström

"Claudio helped us to get online in the very beginning. By being coherent and having great design solutions he made that journey very easy for us."

Papa Emeritus I (Ghost)

"Claudio has a gift of being able to translate an artist’s vision and aesthetic to the web, creating an elegant and easy way to navigate portals into the world of music.He is easy to work with and uses his expertise in the field of design to offer people an internet home that is customized to each artists’ needs, honors the nature of the music and just feels right."

Steve Von Till (Neurosis)

"Finally, a designer who is able to cope with our explicit demands without crumbling under pressure. Accurate, precise and with an exceptional eye for detail – highly recommended!"

Mortuus (Marduk)