Daniel Portuga :)

Associate Creative Director

São Paulo, Brazil
Nice to meet you. I'm Daniel Portuga: "The Smiles Hunter". Portuga, a nickname symbolising Portuguese blood, a fighter, life’s hunter, my father's inheritance. Daniel, a Brazilian soul, with swing, humor and an expert in making people laugh. I am a result of this mixture, accumulating experience from all over the world. Since 1998 working with Digital, Design and Advertising, more than 115 global clients, 16 countries, from Brazil to London, Singapore, New York, and now, the world. An unrestricted passion for what I do and that's a story I love to tell.

Creative Direction 360º, focused on digital strategies, campaigns, art direction, UX, social media, proactive solutions, integration with other areas, people growth, team motivating and management: that’s how I bring ideas to life. In this journey I won couple awards, maybe 75 (Cannes, One Show, Webby, BIMA, Awwwards, FWA, CSSDA, etc), and many friends, great friends. Social Media Professor in Digital Marketing Strategy MA, KeyNote speaker in Pixel Show, one of the biggest design events in Latin America, University of São Paulo, Business School SP, Belas Artes University. First ranked as a Digital Advertising Director on TOP 25 of Creativepool. Juror at Lisbon International Advertising Festival, CSSDA, Lusos and Columnists Awards. Top 25 in three categories on Creativepool and first ranked as a Digital Advertising Director.

Work displayed at the Modern Art Gallery in Slovakia. In addition, over 50 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 that 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.

Work Experience

Sapient Razorfish

Associate Creative Director

Clients: Axe, Becel, Samsung
March 2017 - Present New York, New York, United States

Sapient Nitro

Associate Creative Director

Clients: Sony, Philadelphia, Clight, Nutella
May 2014 - March 2017 São Paulo, Brazil

Sapient Nitro

APAC Design Manager

April 2012 - May 2014 Singapore, Singapore

Sapient Nitro

Design Manager

February 2012 - September 2012 London, United Kingdom

Sapient Nitro

Art Director

Clients: Mars, HSBC, Uniliver
September 2010 - February 2012 London, United Kingdom

Rapp UK

Senior Digital Designer

Clients: Skype, Unicef, Pfizer, HP and Philips
April 2010 - September 2010 London, United Kingdom

Saint @ RKCR Y&R

Freelance Senior Digital Designer

Clients: Lloyds TSB International
March 2010 - April 2010 London, United Kingdom

Bio Agency

Creative Designer

Clients: Accor, Boomerang TV, Cartoon Network and Santanter Bank
December 2008 - March 2010 London, United Kingdom


English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Native),


Corel Draw And Illustrator , Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Smile,

My resume career :)