I was born on the 16th of May, 1983, and my fate was set: I was born to be the person with the least drawing skills on earth, maybe even the Universe - I actually do believe there is intelligent life out there somewhere, which makes matters even worse.

Despite the unfavourable odds, with a great deal of work and perhaps a little luck, I managed to trick not only my lack of talent for drawing, but also several advertising agencies along the way (McCann, JWT, Lowe & Partners, STRAT, BAR - in Portugal; Bassat Ogilvy and Proximity BBDO - in Spain; Jung von Matt, DDB & Innocean - in Germany) and become a Senior Creative and Art Director.

During this unbelievable journey for such an untalented person, I went further and managed to trick quite a few ad peers and scoop some shiny trophies at award shows like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio and Eurobest, among others.
On top of that, I also tricked the 100.000+ people who downloaded my Hipstelvetica typeface.

That's a lot of people to trick, which at least shows I'm talented at something.

Awards

Cannes Lions
1 silver
1 bronze
4 shortlists

D&AD
1 graphite

One Show
1 bronze
1 merit

Clio
1 bronze
1 shortlist

Epica
1 bronze

Eurobest
2 bronze
7 shortlists

El Sol
1 silver

ADC Germany
1 silver
1 bronze

FWA
FWA of the day

CCP - Portuguese Creatives' Club
2 gold
8 shortlists

Young Lions Portugal
1 silver

Eurobest Young Creatives Portugal
1 bronze

Selected brands

Audi
Allianz
EDP
Hyundai
KIA
Mazda
Mercedes
Millennium BCP
Oceanário de Lisboa
Panasonic
Sagres
Škoda
Sony
Super Bock
Tagus
Terre des Femmes
Vodafone
Volkswagen

Fame & Features

Awwwards - 100 greatest free fonts of 2014
Creativity - Editor's Pick
Creative Bloq - Font of the day
Design Beep - Free font of the day
Design Taxi 
Lüerzer's Archive - 3 times Print of the week + multiple features

Graffica
 

If you want to offer me a dream job, praise my work (or criticize it), or simply say hi, drop me a line below and i'll get back to you asap.

 

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