Designer, Art Director, Illustrator, Thinker, Creator.

Hello. My name is Nelson and I was born in Curitiba, Brazil. My past work experience includes Interactive Art Director at AlmapBBDO (clients include AmBev, Volkswagen and Pepsi); Design Director at ParanoidBR (Fiat, RayBan); Chief Brand Officer at FLAGCX; Co-Founder at Massimo, during 3 years leading a team of 10+ people working with disciplines ranging from advertising, branding, graphic design, social media and strategic planning; And also Brand Director at Bodebrown Brewery, one of the most sought-after brands in the booming Brazilian craft beer scenario.  Some of the brands I've helped build include Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Diageo, Fiat, Iveco, Lacoste, Moncloa Tea Boutique, MTV, O Boticario, Oakley, Pepsi, Smirnoff, Swimex, Tyrrel's, Ray-Ban, among others. I've shared knowledge with students nation-wide at some of Brazil's most important universities (Universidade Federal do Paraná, PUCPR, UTFPR, Universidade Positivo, Unicuritiba and UNESP); and also in events such as Pixel Show in São Paulo and the legendary OFFF — Online Flash Film Festival in Oeiras, Portugal. My work was recognized as part of the Adobe New Creatives 2015 for the Adobe Creative Cloud launch campaign; It was also part of the Adobe Lights Project by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in the same year. Some of my projects were selected for the 10th & 11th Bienal de Design Gráfico (ADG Brasil) and also awarded at the UnderConsideration: Brand New Awards 2012 (when Paula Scher, one of my inspirations as a designer, was the head of the jury); Selected for the Clube de Criação do Paraná 9th Annual and also Bronze Medal at the Prêmio Colunistas Brasil 2008; Some of my work was published in books such as Pictos (Index Book), Geo/Graphics (viction:ary), Logograma (Promopress), Untitled 8 (Bread & Butter Barcelona), Graphic Design School (Quarto Publishing) and also in magazines such as Computer Arts UK, Computer Arts Brazil, Photoshop Creative, ABCDesign and many others. As a multi-disciplinary creative professional my expertise includes art direction, brand and product identity, packaging, typography, illustration, retouching, webdesign, video direction and also copywriting. I work with a talented team of designers, creators, developers and makers from Brazil and all around the globe for small, medium and big projects within a wide array of disciplines. I believe that great brands and products can change the world for the better, that great people can do amazing things together and that is what makes me love what I do. If you've read all the way through and think we can work together, please get in touch.