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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationBrazil
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - UI & UX Designer - Art Director

About me

Hi, there! I'm Diogo Portugal Mendonça a freelance art director / designer from Brazil. I'm currently living in São Paulo, Brazil. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and I've been working in advertisement and design since 2007. I love creating campaigns, drinking coffee, designing, drinking coffee, technology, interaction and innovation. Did I say I love coffee?


  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history


Art Director


Apr 2016


Freelance Art Director

Mullen Lowe

Mar 2016 - May 2016


Freelance Art Director

Leo Burnett

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016


Freelance Art Director


Dec 2015 - Feb 2016


Head of Art

Maria Sao Paulo

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • I worked side-by-side with Daniel Pérez Pallares, the former ECD from Grey Brasil, for our client Cachaça 51, the biggest cachaça company in Brazil. We created a new campaign for the brand, including the launch of a new application at SXSW in Austin, TX. I was personally responsible for the new product design and directly involved in the creation of their tv ads for 51 Ice (alcoholic beverage). There we also took a project for one of the biggest tire distributors in Brazil, Caçula de Pneus, which received the highest achievement at the Festival El Sol in innovation for our Tire Gauge project.


Art Director

Mullen Lowe

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
  • I was brought into Mullen Lowe Brasil as part of their new digital department. There I collaborated with other teams and departments to integrate and create digital experiences for their clients. Key clients: Bic, Asics, Unilever and Fini.


Art Director

Grey Brasil

Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
  • I created digital experiences and integrated campaigns for high profile clients, designed mobile apps, and started contributing concepts for campaigns. While there, I learned new approaches to advertising from great leaders in the field. Key clients: Absolut, HSBC, Coca-Cola, GSK, Hasbro, HBO, Gillette, WWF, Eukanuba, Volvo and Avon. Local clients: Rainha, Topper, Vigor, Senac and Gafisa.


Art Director

Ginga Interactive

Sep 2009 - Oct 2012
  • I began as an art assistant and was quickly promoted to art director. I created digital campaigns, designed mobile apps, worked on idea conception, and learned strategies for integrated campaigns. Key clients: Embraer, GVT, Brookfield Inc., New Balance, Volvo (Trucks) and ESPN.


Art Assistant


Aug 2007 - Oct 2009
  • Timepix is a digital studio focused on webdesign. While there, I assisted with digital art direction, motion design, and on occasion, light weight programming in Adobe Flash. Key clients: Danone, Walmart, C&C and Sony Pictures.



Bachelor of Fine Arts

Belas Artes São Paulo

Jan 2006 - Jun 2011
  • Visual Arts