Rudy de Souza
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Rudy de Souza

Art director / Graphic DesignerDublin, Ireland
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Rudy de Souza

Art director / Graphic DesignerDublin, Ireland
About me
I am a Brazilian-Irish Art Director and Graphic Designer currently based in Dublin. I have worked in house and as a freelancer on projects for print and digital, both independently, and with design studios in Dublin, London and Berlin. I have had works published by Adidas Germany, Jeigermeister, Cartier, BBC Originals, Above the Fold, Irish Architecture Foundation, Sony Music UK, Business Post among others. I am a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers - ISTD, and have had works accepted for the 100 Archive both in 2019 and 2020. With a background in fine arts and photography, I create work based on the understanding of visual communication and its importance through process thinking and research. My visual practice focuses on exploring aesthetics as the underlying tone which informs all moods in a given space to be analysed, visualised, and created, be it for print, screen or the environment. I work locally and internationally and I engage in ongoing partnerships and in creating a network of creative talent by working in a collaborative way. I develop visual identities, editorial design, photo and video editing, motion graphics, digital and print content, websites and typographic design. Send me an email: hi@rudydesouza.com
Projects
  • Women at Work
    Women at WorkWomen at Work is a publication created for @femlens. It features the documentary work of amazing women around the world who have contributed to the femLENS 'Women at Work' campaign with visual and written personal stories. Designed by Rudy de Souza, it features illustrations by the very talented Roxana Kenjeeva @roxanakenjeeva. The publication is part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2022. All profits from the sales will support femLENS and their beautiful ongoing projects. – femLENS is a non-profi
  • Persona Curada, Fundraising campaign Visual Identity
    Persona Curada, Fundraising campaign Visual IdentityPersona Curada, @persona_curada, which is run by the super Noelia @noelia__portela, is looking to expand the reach of their content beyond France and Europe. To coincide with the celebration of their 5th anniversary this year, they have launched a campaign to raise funds to refresh their digital presence with the creation of a new website. Persona Curada is an independent and non-profit curatorial project for promoting contemporary Latin American art through exhibitions, cultural exchanges a
  • All Fools
    All FoolsVisual Identity and poster design for All Fools exhibition in Block T Dublin.
  • Sürpriz Paris
    Sürpriz ParisSürpriz Paris is a local snack bar that was founded between Berlin and Paris. They offer original döner kebab based on the recipe of Kadir Nurman, enriched with fresh vegetables and homemade ingredients. Sürpriz are a local meeting point where different cultures meet and friendships are made. The kebab they love is made of chicken, not lamb! During my time at Amsterdam Berlin, under the creative direction of Moritz Grub, I worked on the rebrand of Sürpriz. Preserving their original logo was a
  • Angela Götzel Coaching - Logo Design
    Angela Götzel Coaching - Logo DesignAngela Goetzel’s coaching practice supports people in strengthening and expanding their contact and relationship skills. The “Parcours of the 12 Senses” workshops she has developed is a space of experience that helps you to be able to form lively relationships with the variety of senses and possibilities of expression. When we are able to clearly express our needs, on the one hand, we appear more authentic to those around us and on the other hand we can strengthen our self-confidence by doing so
  • T,A (2020)
    T,A (2020)T,A documents an evening reception which celebrated the love of Azeez Saeed and Tatiana K. St-Smiths with drinks dinner and laughter. It’s a fun book which came about with the idea of showing some personal photograps taken during their dinner reception. An Identity was created for the book with a typographic emblem based on sketches from a typeface project I have been slowly developing. The Identity is predominantely image based, showing full bleed images that reveal casual aspects of the evenin
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Projects credited in
  • Hoax 001
    Hoax 001Issue 001 focuses on disconnection and how the distance felt between humanity and the natural world is a greater manifestation of being out of touch with ourselves and our true nature. Embracing a strict narrative, 001 climbs through uncertainty, connection, community and transgression to bridge this disconnection and propose alternatives.
  • Hoax Issue 002
    Hoax Issue 002Issue 002 focuses on relating the local to the global, and the environmental impact of fighting for these spaces. Produced for guerilla publishing, this issue is a multi-functional, fold-out publication.
  • Off the Grid _ July Digital Covers
    Off the Grid _ July Digital CoversAs we move into a new age of reason, its important we understand Nature and move with her and the feminine energy she holds in order to harvest what we need to sustain and nourish our bodies whilst loving the planet and caring for each other and our beautiful Earth.
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Work history
    Cellotape Magazine logo
    Cellotape Magazine logo
    Art Director / DesignerCellotape Magazine
    Milan, ItalyFreelance
    Art direction, Graphic and web design for the platform.
    Amsterdam Berlin logo
    Amsterdam Berlin logo
    Art Director / DesignerAmsterdam Berlin
     - Berlin, GermanyInternship
    I was trained as and Art director/Designer with Amsterdam Berlin, where I produced work for the AB brand itself and clients such as Porsche, HV Capital, Jageimeister, Adidas, and so on.
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Education
    National College of Art and Design, Dublin. logo
    National College of Art and Design, Dublin. logo
    Diploma in Arts and DesignNational College of Art and Design, Dublin.
     - Dublin, Ireland
    National College of Art and Design, Dublin. logo
    National College of Art and Design, Dublin. logo
    BA in Graphic DesignNational College of Art and Design, Dublin.
     - Dublin, Ireland
    First class honours degree.
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Awards
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    100 Archive 2020100 Archive
    Gabilu Eco Crafts and Cellotape Magazine added to the 100 Archive 2020, as notable Irish communication design projects.
    International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) logo
    International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) logo
    MembershipInternational Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)
    I was awarded membership into the ISTD in 2019 through the submission of a book project.