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Diogo Montes

Freelance Associate Creative Director (art & design)

New York, NY, USA
Hello! I’m Diogo, a NYC based freelance multidisciplinary art director & designer, originally from Rio, Brazil.

My passion is to create beautifully crafted artwork that highlights a brand’s personality in a unique way. I can to do it personally or by conducting a team of diversified talents.

I’ve enjoyed crafting conceptual and visual work in almost every medium, for many clients, in many industries. But I really crave working for the arts & culture industry. Being able to artistically depict art is precious to me.

Before moving to NYC, I worked at award-winning creative shops in Rio. I was lucky to have my work featured at several Brazilian and international advertising and design awards and exhibitions.

Some of the clients I worked with over the years: MTV, Sony Music, Warner Music, Biscoito Fino, Superlativa, Som Livre, Universal Channel, Multishow, Canal Brasil, Rede Globo, Time Warner Cable, Gerber, The Coca-Cola Company, Ambev, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Big Heart, HP, SAP, Motorola, Ford, Toyota, Skoda, Crayola, Beyoncé Parfums, Halle Berry Fragrances, Playboy Fragrances, Sally Hansen, New York Color, Guess Seductive, Avon, Pfizer, GSK, J&J, Humana, Petrobras, NAACP, Start-Up NY, among others.

Work Experience

Freelance

Associate Creative Director (Art & Design)

March 2016 - Present New York, United States

RAPP

Associate Creative Director

October 2013 - March 2016 New York, United States

RAPP

Senior Art Director

October 2010 - September 2013 New York, United States

Freelance

Senior Art Director

May 2009 - September 2010 Brazil

Simples Estúdio

Senior Art Director / Creative Coordinator

January 2009 - April 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bendita Soluções Criativas

Senior Art Director / Creative Supervisor

October 2006 - October 2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Squadra Com.Design

Art Director / Creative Coordinator

June 2006 - September 2006 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bendita Soluções Criativas

Art Director

June 2004 - June 2006 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Education

ESPM

Extension

Portfolio Course for Copywriters and Art Directors
2013 - 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PUC-Rio

Bachelor in Advertising

1997 - 2003 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Languages

English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

Graphic Design USA

American Graphic Design Award - No Passo de Caymmi - Packaging

2015

Brazilian Graphic Design Association

11th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial - No Passo de Caymmi - Packaging

2015

Brazilian Graphic Design Association

11th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial - Brasil SummerFest - Sites

2015

Digiday Awards

Best Branding BtoB Campaign - 72 Hours of Yes - Finalist

2015

Shorty Awards

Best in BtoB - 72 Hours of Yes - Silver

2015

Ad Age

Best in BtoB - Social - 72 Hours of yes - Runner-up

2015

Brazilian Graphic Design Association

10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial - 3 Finalists

2013

Webby Awards

Finalist - Get Magnetic - Beauty & Cosmetics

2010

Dope Awards

Flash Sites Category - Get Magnetic

2009

Design Licks

Site of the Day - Get Magnetic

2009

Brazilian Graphic Design Association

9th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial - Casuarina - Design and Memory Category

2009

Brazilian Advertising Association

Brazilian Advertising Festival - Bronze - Mineirinho - Sites

2008

Colunistas Brasil Award

Grand Prix - Website of the Year - Mineirinho - Non-Alcoholic Beverages

2008

Colunistas Brasil Award

3 Golds - Mineirinho, Havana and Verão da Mariazinha

2008

Colunistas Rio De Janeiro Award

2 Golds - Mineirinho and Havana

2008

Rio De Janeiro Creative Club

Best of Rio - Web Category - 5 awards

2008

Peixe Grande Award

Finalist - Casuarina Certidão

2008

São Paulo Creative Club

SOS Mata Atlântica - 2 Finalists

2005

Colunistas New Generation Award

Silver - Eu Ia - Press Media

2004