Nelson Balaban, 23. Designer, illustrator & type enthusiast
from the lovely Curitiba, Brazil. Likes typographic sprinkles
on surreal eggs and his Tumblr feed in the morning.

Experience
I live in a curious and observing state of mind — So I try to get involved in many different kinds of projects since I started working at a very early age, which I guess is what has led me to learn about many creative disciplines.

I'm always looking forward to be able to work with friends and likeminded people to develop creative solutions that range from branding to print and packaging, web, mobile and video.

AGENCIES & STUDIOS
AlmapBBDO, Blacklist/Psyop, Colmeia, CUBOCC, Lobo, Labis Design Artefice Group, Master Roma Waiteman, Möve, OpusMúltipla, ParanoidBR, Stardust LA/NY, Taste, The KDU, Tronic Studio & Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

CLIENTS & BRANDS SERVED
Banco do Brasil, Billboard Magazine, Boticário, Coca-Cola, Computer Arts, Lacoste, Ministry of Sound, MTV, Myspace, Nike, Playboy Magazine, Photoshop Creative, Ray-Ban, Smirnoff (Diageo) & Sprite.
Publications
Some of the projects on this website can be found in worldwide publications such as Computer Arts, Juxtapoz Magazine, Photoshop Creative and portals such as Hypebeast, Behance Network 'served' galleries.

International book publishers such as Index Book, Taschen and most recently the Brand New Awards 2012 winners book have also featured some of my work.

SELECTED MAGAZINE FEATURES
Computer Arts (UK 141) Young Guns
Computer Arts (BR 21) Design Clássico Article
Computer Arts (BR 23) Creative Process
ABCDesign (BR 19) Novos Talentos
Photoshop Creative (UK 28) Masterclass
Photoshop Creative (UK 36) Creative Hub
Vain Magazine (US 1) Cover Interview

SELECTED BOOK FEATURES
Brand New Awards 2012 — Winners Book
Untitled "8" Bread & Butter Barcelona
Pictos* Icon Design — Index Book Barcelona
Appearances
As a self-taught creative professional I always try to integrate with the professional and academic circles, sharing my thoughts and learning process and pretty much anything that involves creativity and professional ethics.

Some kind people invited me to speak at local events such as Interdesigners (Unesp), Charneira (PUC) and Pixelshow, as well as international gigs such as OFFF, in Portugal.

EVENTS & UNIVERSITY TALKS
OFFF 2009 — Oeiras, Portugal
Pixelshow 2009 — São Paulo, Brazil
UTFPR/CADUT — Curitiba, Brazil
Universidade Positivo — Curitiba, Brazil
UNESP Interdesigners 2012 — Bauru, Brazil
PUC/PR Charneira 2012 — Curitiba, Brazil
Pixelshow 2013 — Recife, Brazil

SELECTED SHOWS
Selfish (Solo) @ James — Curitiba, Brazil
Diesel Only The Brave — Miami & NYC, USA
Omegacode @ OFFF 2009 — Oeiras, Portugal
Connect
For illustration work in Brazil and UK — Please contact my agents via email or by phone.

For everything and to anywhere else, you can call me on Skype or just send me a direct email — I'll reply back asap. Charity work is welcome!

Brazil Agent
Möve
Illustration

Rafael Pequeno & Bruno Narvaez
contato@move.art.br
+55 (11) 2495 9985
UK Agent
Rare Bird
Illustration

Kelly Fysh
hello@rarebirdlondon.com
+44 (0) 207 833 2582