Smiles for brands and consumers
Portuga, a nickname symbolizing Portuguese blood, brought me my father's inheritance - to be a fighter and a hunter for life. Daniel, a Brazilian soul, with swag, humor and an expert in making people laugh (yes, that's my mum's side). I am a result of this mixture, accumulating experience from all over the world. Since 1998 working with Digital, Design and Advertising, more than 125 clients in 19 markets. Born in São Paulo, lived in London and Singapore, based in New York. I'm an US green card holder and definitely a citizen of the world. I have an unrestricted passion for what I do and that's a story I love to tell.
Creative Direction 360º, focused on digital experiences, concept, campaigns, art direction, UX, social media, and of course, business development. Btw, I’m a hard worker, a team motivator, a serial pitcher, a happy-client-maker. Whatever it takes to bring ideas to life to grow client business and make consumers engaged with brands in a natural way. In this journey I won couple awards, maybe 85 and many friends, great friends. Social Media Professor in Digital Marketing MA, KeyNote speaker in Pixel Show, one of the biggest design events in Latin America. Juror at Webby Awards, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, CSSDA, Lusos and Columnists Awards. Work displayed at the Modern Art Gallery in Slovakia. In addition, over 60 articles and interviews across the globe.
The hours are long, the work is hard but the smiles are plenty. So, today I keep the same boyish passion but with more experience and something t
hat never changes: the will and endless ability to continue sharing smiles. Maybe one day we meet to have a drink and put the world to rights or to work together. We'll probably laugh a lot. And then certainly, I will call you: friend. :)
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