Daniel de Sousa

Senior Designer / Art Director

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Prior to founding Mortar&Pestle Studio, Daniel worked at numerous branding and digital design agencies working for clients such as HTC, Orange, Universal Music, Nike SB, Nokia, JD Sports, UAL, Penguin and HMV. He brings a strong sense of craft, design, typography and production values to his work.

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Logo Design
  • Web Page Design

Work history

Currently

Co-founder & Design Director

Mortar&pestle Studio

Jan 2011
  • Mortar&Pestle is a multidisciplinary design consultancy based in London. Our practice encompasses art direction, brand identity, marketing communications, design for print / web and environmental design. We focus on creating insightful and effective design to a range of new and established brands. The studio's approach involves a great level of research, development and refinement. Building on this, we define brands, implement creative strategies and communicate messages effectively.  Mortar&Pestle brings clarity and vision to its client's business, connecting them to their intended audiences, delivering thoughtful and bespoke solutions.

2014

Freelance Creative

Wolff Olins

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Wolff Olins is a brand consultancy, based in London, New York City and Dubai. The company specializes in developing brand experiences, creatively-led business strategies, and visual identity systems and has worked in sectors including Technology, Culture, Retail, Energy & Utilities, Media, and Non-profit.

2013

Freelance Creative

DesignStudio

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
  • DesignStudio is a creative agency that crafts beautiful, unique and exciting design to help brands express themselves. Creativity leads everything we do. It always has and always will. But there’s strategy in our creative thinking.

2013

Freelance Creative

Brinkworth

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • Brinkworth is an award-winning design agency that makes ideas tangible for our clients. Insight, creativity and the highest possible production processes are the focus of everything we do, producing unique experiences and crafted environments that generate value. Our team of experts collaborate closely with clients, bringing collective expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach that creates lasting client relationships.

2012

Freelance Creative

Wolff Olins

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
  • Wolff Olins is a brand consultancy, based in London, New York City and Dubai. The company specializes in developing brand experiences, creatively-led business strategies, and visual identity systems and has worked in sectors including Technology, Culture, Retail, Energy & Utilities, Media, and Non-profit.

2012

Freelance Creative

Purpose

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
  • Purpose is a brand communications consultancy specialising in brand identity and marketing communications.

2012

Freelance Creative

Venturethree

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
  • venturethree is a global brand studio focused on branding, everything from strategy and conceptual development through to design and communication. Clients include Adecco, Comet, GAM, Heathrow, hmv, Manchester United, News Corporation, Orange, Pfizer, Sky, Star, The Times, UPC, Waterstone's and more. Specialties Branding, strategy, design, identity, naming, tone of voice

2011

Designer

Figtree

Aug 2009 - Mar 2011
  • Figtree is a creative consultancy that helps organisations develop stronger personalities. Whether writer, thinker, designer or doer we are all united in a belief that the combination of logic and magic, strategy and creative, is the key to commercial success. Clients include Orange, France Telecom, BFI, BlackBerry Catch22, Disney, HTC, Penguin Books, Sotheby's, Sony Ericsson, Visa and Yahoo

Education

2009

BA(Hons) , Graphic Design and New Media

London College of Communication

Aug 2005 - May 2009