Augusto Gowert Tavares

Designer | Social Innovator at NSPR Design

Pelotas, Brazil
Art Direction expertise with outstanding problem solving and branding competences. Known for excellent interpersonal skills and perfectionism. Inspired by nature, photography and people. Committed to community, education and sustainability.

Work Experience

NSPR Design

Designer | Social Innovator

By May 2019 I decided moving into a purpose driven life shift, opening my journey to projects that fit my manifesto. NSPR has a significant role in this change. It thrives innovation through sustainable community development. Empowering people with Design Thinking skills in order to co-create.
May 2019 - Pelotas, Brazil

Incomum - Comunicação Estratégica

Art Director

Incomum is a Brazilian strategic communication agency - aligned to wellbeing, enthusiasm, innovation and truthiness. A team made out of bright professionals in a well-structured environment. Art Directors’ roles are straightly linked to on/offline campaign development - alongside writers, interns and creative director. Our routine relies on critical thinking and constant feedback. From brainstorm meetings to content production we thrive on shared ideas. Facing a wide range of clients - from supermarkets to investment agents - our challenges include: campaign concept, branding, naming, digital and old media management and signage/wayfinding solutions.
May 2018 - April 2019 Brazil

NSPR Design

Freelance Designer

NSPR was a legal transition to my freelance projects. A learning lab of entrepreneurship’s bureaucracy in Brazil. From interface wireframing to branding projects, I dealt directly with clients and faced remote work. Anyhow, the main lesson of this journey was: creative processes crave for multiple minds. Walking alone may deliver higher income - but the path is way harder.
October 2017 - October 2018 Brazil

Sagrado Coração De Jesus Elementary School

English Teacher

Proudly member of UNESCO associated schools. Funded by nuns - back in 1936 - SCJ Elementary School has roots on kindness, solidity and competency. Furthermore, committed to community building as well as to Global Goal number 4: "Quality education". At SCJ I experienced empathy and generosity. My role as English Teacher was highly challenging, as I dealt with 11 distinct classes - aged from 4 up to 15 years old. Each group with its own peculiarities and each student with its own reality. Later, classes were places of learning exchange and self knowledge. Based on visual and critical thinking enhancement we covered several issues such as: globalization, popular culture and sustainability.
May 2015 - December 2015 Pedro Osório, Brazil

Outra Comunicação

Art Director (Intern)

Outra is a small size communication agency based in Pelotas, Brazil. Limitations of working in a small room led to constant feedback and quick solutions for outcome problems. We were a small, but still fantastic team! Our clients included: clothing, shoes and accessories stores; grad-show agencies; ice-cream shops and hotels. My art direction role was connected to create promotional content, branding and social media planning. However, we were constantly harmed by timing - by doing things as quick as possible. This inconstancy led to several errors which could be prevented if projects were better planned.
July 2016 - July 2017 Brazil

North South Travel

Art Director (Intern)

NST is a luxury travel agency specialist in corporate and leisure trip planning. Working as a Graphic Designer at NST was a beautiful challenge, as design is not one the priorities. The team is fascinating! Each travel agent has an unique multicultural background and world’s perception by travelling all around the globe. Besides being extremely inspired by my coworkers, I have rehearsed interpersonal and presentation skills. Projects were mainly print based (such as: flyers, business cards and logo redesign).
May 2014 - August 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Cnpq

Science Without Boarders Student

Science Without Borders was an international exchange program fundraised by the Brazilian Government from 2011 to 2016. In order to get a scholarship, there was a selective process - based on student’s GPA and second language requirements. Back in 2014, I acquired this financial aid and moved to Vancouver, Canada. At Kwantlen Polytechnic University I joined Academic English and Graphic Design for Marketing programs. Furthermore, at North South Travel I worked in a professional internship. Living abroad was a pure self-knowledge experience. I highly confronted my interpersonal skills and learn to be confident of my personality and work. Not to mention a mindset turn into urban mobility, user experience and sustainable issues - now attached to my core DNA.
January 2014 - April 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Education

Universidade Federal De Pelotas

Bachelor of Digital Design

November 2012 - March 2018 Pelotas, Brazil

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Graphic Design for Marketing

January 2014 - April 2015 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Diploma in English Language Proficiency

January 2014 - April 2014 British Columbia, Canada

Languages

Portuguese (Native),
English (Advanced),
Spanish (Conversational),
French (Beginner),

Awards

Startup Lab SEBRAE

3rd Place - OCTODATA

2017

UFPel's Design Festival

Best Visual Identity

2017

UFPel's Design Festival

Honorable Mention - Layout Design

2017

3rd Claro Curtas Festival

Popular Jury, High School Category

2011

Universidade Federal De Pelotas

Best Digital Design Student

2016

CADE UFPel

Best Visual Identity

2015

Skills

Adobe CC, Adobe Comp, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe XD, Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Brazilian Portuguese, Crafts, Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Design Research, Design Thinking, Design Workshops, Digital Design, Digital Media, Educational Workshops, English, Graphic Design, Human-Centered Design, Information Architecture, Interviewing, LinkedIn, Logo Design, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Applications, Photography, Project Management, Public Speaking, Public Speaking, Responsive Web Design, Social Design, Social Media, Sustainable Design, Teaching, UI, User Experience, User Interface, Ux, Visual Communication, Volunteering, Web Design,