Joao Santos

Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 481.1319
Joao@ArtmosphereDesign.com
 

AWARD-WINNING GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ART DIRECTOR

Over 15 years of experience in advertising and design with world-class international advertising firms.
Ability to create campaigns for blue chip accounts including: Coca Cola, McDonald's, Nestle, General Mills, Wellness-Pro, Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Universal Studios, NBC, EPS Entertainment, Universal Amphitheatre, The Business of Film Magazine, Verizon Wireless, Hyundai, Los Angeles Angels, MGM Grand Las Vegas and Cannes Film Festival Magazine.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

- Creating and developing concepts in print collateral, packaging, branding & corporate identity, brochures, newsletters, posters, flyers, magazine ads & magazine articles, web design and more.
- Designing packaging, direct mail, collateral, media kits, trade show materials, magazine ads, web bunners, branding & corporate identity.

SOFTWARE:

- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe In-Design
- Adobe Illustrator
- QuarkXpress
- Dreamweaver
- Power Point
- Freehand

EDUCATION:

FAAP University: Sao Paulo, Brazil - Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design & Illustration ( 1986 - 1990 )
Panamerican School of Art and Design: Graphic Design and Illustration ( 1984 - 1986 )
Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  Los Angeles Metro Area,

Freelance Art Director / June 2003 - Present
THE BUSINESS OF FILM: a Mid-sized Specialty Publisher for the Film Industry Clients include HBO, Nu Image, Camelot Films, Universal Studios, Lakeshore Entertainment, Regent Entertainment, CANNES Film Festival and others. Design and produce 3 magazines and all print advertising materials

Freelance Art Director / Feb. 2001 - Present
ADVANCED MARKETING: a Boutique Ad Agency and Publisher Create all ads and advertising materials, including, brochures, catalogs, and supporting company ephemera; conceptualization and generation of all Magazine ads; layout and design including magazine articles, company promotional materials; preparation of all material for printer. Clients: Casual Living Magazine, Smart Saver Magazine, Encino Town Shopping Center, Westfield Shopping Center.

Freelance Graphic Designer / Apr 2002 - Present
LATIN SOLUTIONS: An Event Marketing Company Specializing in Multi-Cultural Promotion. Clients include General Mills, Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Universal Studios, Hyundi and Verizon Wireless. Provide art direction, graphic design and print production services.

Graphic Artist / Aug. 1998 - Nov. 2001
PUBLICISTAS, Inc: a Multi-Cultural Boutique Ad Agency Design and create advertising material including tabloids and billboards for major Hispanic retailers; create advertising concepts for radio and television spots; oversee and direct design assistant; supervise off-site printing.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  Sao Paulo, Brazil

MCCANN ERICKSON WORLDWIDE - May 1992 Aug 1997
Jr. Art Director, Graphic Designer and Packaging Designer.

J.W. THOMPSON ADVERTISING - 1991-1992
Freelance - Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Packaging Design.

PUBLICIS NORTON ADVERTISING - 1990-1991
Graphic Designer, Illustrator

AWARDS (BRAZIL)
1993 Best Illustration: Coca-Cola Company, Interactive Material
Agency: McCann Erickson Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1995 Best Logo Design: Philips do Brazil, 70 Years Celebration
Agency: Interpublic Group Sao Paulo, Brazil

1996 Best Product Line Design: Matarazzo Industry, Packaging Design Francis Classic.
Agency: Strategies Sao Paulo, Brazil

Freelance Hourly Rate Negotiable...

Full-time Annual Rate: $ 75,000