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About me

Any unmet need is an opportunity to create something really good. Award-winning integrated Creative Director with 14 years industry experience and proven 360 background - digital, film & print. Creative thinker & deeply curious always looking for ways to make experiences simpler, better and seamlessly enjoyable. Focussing on creative content, 360 brand development & luxury storytelling my approach translates a global business integrated design led strategy that follows through from conception to completion. Excellence first. I am passionate about my work and firmly believe that's a key ingredient in achieving successful results. Always welcome opportunities to produce extraordinary work. AWARDS & HONOURS Judge BIMA Awards 2017 Shadow Judge | Technology Creativepool Annual 2017 | Newcomer of the year – £9.50 ‘Whole Lotta Hols’ Campaign, The Sun Creativepool Annual 2017 | Digital - Shortlist – ‘Tournamental’ Campaign, The Sun The Drum Creative OOH Awards 2016 | Grand Prix The Drum Creative OOH Awards 2016 | Digital Advert – Ikea Family Campaign Creativepool Annual 2016 | Direct Mail - Shortlist – Ikea Family Live Magazine Creativepool Annual 2015 | Web - Shortlist Lovie Awards 2014 - Bronze Award Winner | Web - Lifestyle Lovie Awards 2014 - People’s Lovie Award Winner | Web - Lifestyle CMA Awards 2014 | Designer of the Year - Shortlist

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  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Radio Advertising
  • Html Mobile Responsive Design

Work history


Creative Director


Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Currently working on a campaign for a luxury beauty client.



Master of Arts

central saint martins

Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA Fashion Journalism


Honours Communication Design

Lisbon University - Arts Faculty

Sep 2000 - Nov 2005
  • Lisbon, Portugal