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Full name

Bruno Dias

Title

Freelance Digital Director, Designer & Consultant

Location

London, UK - Global

Blurb

"You're only as good as your last piece of work!"

Biography

I’m an all round creative thinker with more than 15 years experience in helping brands from the various business areas.

Having an hybrid skill set, I’m truly passioned about the combination of powerful storytelling with technology. Along the years throughout my professional journey I’ve gained an invaluable deep understanding of the different possibilities of telling compelling stories and and how these give birth into memorable ideas that resonate with the audiences.
As a designer – experience is everything – and I believe it’s possible to change people’s life for better through relevant interactive media, products and utilities. Whether this is done using different mediums and/or via different communication channels, I am able to grasp what really matters in order to connect with people.

When not in London I can be found chilling around the mediterranean, surfing on a distant island on the pacific or hiking the highest peaks. While doing this I like to keep myself busy with a balance between client and personal R&D work in order to feed my curiosities. This allows me to maintain an holistically integrated perspective and to build up on gaining new ways to approach what I love more - ideas.

Experience

CREATIVE DIRECTOR (remote)

Dates & Avocados

Shanghai, China · January 2017 – Present

Ongoing relation with the client in several work streams from brand strategy, corporate identity, print collateral, online platform UX, UI & development, email marketing, media kit, content eBooks & community management.

DESIGN DIRECTOR (contract)

R/GA

London, UK · August 2016 – September 2016

Worked on the Dyson account helping the team in several work streams on Dyson.com.

DESIGN DIRECTOR (contract)

R/GA

London, UK · May 2016 – June 2016

Worked on SEAT full integrated pitch (online & offline) defining the service features.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

R/GA

London, UK · November 2015 – December 2015

Worked on Unilever account designing the new look and feel for the new Walls Magnum online platform to be released on the 2nd Quarter of 2016.

DIGITAL DESIGN MANAGER (contract)

Jack Wills

London, UK · April 2015 – June 2015

Managed a team of designers on the day-to-day production of the online platform, emailing & social and micro-campaign executions as well as Young Brits competition. Other relevant tasks involved wire-framing and prototyping design concepts, the migration of Jack Wills.com onto the new Demandware e-commerce platform. Also establishing the first Digital Guidelines handbook for the client.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

AKQA

London, UK · February 2015 – March 2015

Working across some of the company existent clients such as Nike and Marla and prospect ones developing pitches for NBA and Costa Coffees.

CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Wonderland Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain · March 2014 – Present

Wonderland Ibiza is a new creative boutique studio based on the island of Ibiza offering a spectrum of creative services from digital, print and video to sound design. Informed by a digitally-driven past, we are also experienced in brand development including Logo and Identity design for print, video, animation/motion graphics or sound.

With agency and luxury brand experience in Europe, South-America & South-East Asia, Wonderland Ibiza is a small, flexible studio with an International outlook.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

House of Games

Mumbai, India · July 2013 – September 2013

House of games was the indian startup company responsible to distribute and sell several card and board games in India including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit & Game of Thrones.

This project took of while I was backpacking on my sabbatical travelling through the Indian territory where I was approached by one of the co-founders who carefully took me through his vision & strategy for the first online presence of House of Games.

Today, and due to the lack of resources and change of their strategy, House of Games have fully concentrated onto the creation of it’s own card game, Maha Yodha – an epic battle-themed strategic card game based on ancient stories from hindu mythology.

Backpacker

Sabbatical

South East Asia · January 2013 – January 2014

Travelling in Asia from Sri-Lanka to Indonesia. Delivering work to clients in Brazil, India and UK. Working on personal projects exploring new techniques on audio and visual disciplines.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Talk Filmes

São Paulo, Brazil · August 2012 – Present

TALK Filmes is a production agency based out of Sao Paulo – Brazil producing content for Internet, TV and Cinema for a wide range of clients such as Fiat, Microsoft, Unilever, Samsung, MTV, Adidas and the best creative agencies in Brazil.

Working closely with the client on several work streams: from establishing their online presence, developing video brand idents, social media executions, email templates and printed collateral.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Burberry

London, UK · December 2011 – December 2012

Supporting the Creative Digital Media team working across different global products from conception to execution through touch screen interfaces to mobile and online experiences.

While my time in Burberry I was responsible for bringing to life most of their online experiences (micro campaigns) during the period of one year, working from concept to user experience to the final visual experiences.

Main projects:
• Burberry Art Of The Trench: digital kiosk
• Burberry Tailoring: in-store iPad POS app
• Burberry Tailoring: online experience
• Burberry Eyewear: online experience
• Burberry A/W12: online experience
• Burberry Festive Gifts: online experience

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Bruno Dias Ltd.

London, UK · December 2011 – February 2015

Worked globally for clients around the globe. Current projects ranged from art direction & design for documentaries (London – UK), prototypes for interactive audiovisual installations (London – UK), art direction for web & motion graphics (Sao Paulo – Brazil) and art & creative direction for web in the games industry (India).

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Stink Digital, Rehab Studio, Digitas Lbi

London, UK · August 2011 – November 2011

Contracting in London through several agencies with work done for BBC, Google, Lloyds TSB & Kimberly-Clark.

FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

Stink Digital

London, UK · September 2010 – March 2011

Developed different work streams including some pitch work for several clients such as Lexus, Diesel, T-Mobile and Kimberly-Clark.

Main projects:
• Diesel: Diesel Island campaign (S/S11)
• T-Mobile: Life’s for Sharing brand portal
• Kimberly-Clark: Andrex Puppify Me! app

SENIOR DESIGNER

AKQA

London, UK · May 2010 – July 2010

Working on several design projects and pitch work across different clients.

Main projects:
• Yell.com – Mobile iPhone App.
• Yell.com – Redesign & Digital Brand Guidelines book
• De Beers – pitch concept
• Euston Partners (Daily Telegraph Media) – pitch concept

SENIOR DESIGNER

AKQA

Berlin, Germany · May 2009 – April 2010

Relocated in Berlin at Nokia offices (Gate5) to lead design teams based at Nokia Maps (places, favourites, routing and journeys teams) and support on the ongoing projects in development.

Main projects:
• Ovi Maps.com redesign – UXcellence
• Ovi Maps Map Loader online version
• Ovi Maps.com refactoring – SR10

DESIGNER

AKQA

London, UK · September 2007 – April 2009

Integrated the team responsible for bringing to life Ovi.com. Ovi was the first ever cloud based service system integrating the different digital services provided by Nokia such as Maps, Calendar & Contacts, Share on Ovi, N-Gage, Files on Ovi and Nokia Music).

Main projects:
• Ovi.com
• Share on Ovi
• Ovi Maps
• Ovi Digital Identity brand book
• Ovi Video overviews
• Several strategy and future vision projects (mobile & web)

DESIGN PRODUCTION LEAD

AKQA

London, UK · September 2006 – August 2007

Leading a team of 8 production designers responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Xbox.com platform for the EMEA markets (approx. 20.000 pages). Tasks involved mainly the permanent handling of weekly production briefs, team resource management, training and Q&A standard procedures definition across the online platform.

Main projects:
• Ongoing production of Xbox.com EMEA
• Creation of new Xbox.com emerging markets
• Creation of new Xbox.com Live markets
• Live online coverage of several E3 Games conference
• Campaign releases of all the Xbox games

FREELANCE SOUND DESIGNER

Several organizations

Global · September 2005 – Present

Working with several clients around the globe to provide sound and music for picture. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked from producing sound for the big screen, such as the Emirates Stadium screens, to the small interface screens such as iPhone apps.

Main projects:
• Toca Me 2014 Design Conference: Opening Titles
• Onedotzero 2008: Tractor
• Nike Pro: Athlete’s Secret Weapon
• Nike: Bootcamp (2008 Bima Grand Prix Winner)
• Coca-Cola: Rooney Street striker
• Coca-Cola: UK One – The New Music Collection
• Ovi: Nokia Music
• Ovi: Contacts & Calendar
• Ovi: Nokia N-Gage
• Ovi: Share on Ovi
• Ovi: Files on Ovi
• Fiat: Pimp your Garage
• Ferrari: Maranello Experience
• Ferrari: Muretto Experience
• Rexona: Power Pamplona

PRODUCTION DESIGNER / PRODUCER

Microsoft Xbox

London, UK · January 2005 – September 2006

Integrated the team responsible for designing and implementing the Xbox.com online platform for the EMEA markets across Europe, Middle East & Africa (21 territories).

Main tasks:
• Execution of UI visual concepts
• Implementation via Microsoft’s CMS development build tool.

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT

OREL, Lda.

Lisbon, Portugal · September 2000 – July 2002

Responsible for Human Resource Development department. Main tasks involved auditing private and public sector companies accessing their HR development needs. Also submitting HR development projects applications to European Social Economical Funds and post approval financial and technical project management.

FREELANCE DESIGNER

Webdote, IBM

Lisbon, Portugal · January 2000 – January 2002

Worked across digital products supporting the visual creative departments on the execution of visual and sound concepts (Webdote & Insa- IBM) for websites, banners, online and offline games and videos, interactive presentations and interactive kiosks.

Education

Advanced Ableton & Max4Live Course

Garnish Music Production School

London, UK · December 2012 – December 2012

Developed several practical projects involving advanced Ableton and Max 4 Live techniques in the former Garnish London school.

ADVANCED MIXING TECHNIQUES MASTERCLASS

Alchemea College of Audio Engineering

London, UK · May 2009 – May 2009

Tuition covering the most advanced sound engineering and studio practices.

LOCN Graphic Design

Kensington and Chelsea College of Arts

London, UK · September 2003 – June 2004

In-depth tuition involving most of the offline graphic design practices.

BA Design for Interactive Media with Sound & Music Production

London College of Music & Media, Faculty of the Arts – TVU

London, UK · September 2002 – May 2005

Three year degree hands on practice around several visual disciplines such as graphic design, interface and digital design, multimedia development and sound and music technology.

BSc Human Resource Management

Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Technologias

Lisbon, Portugal · September 1996 – June 2000

Awards
2011 Cannes - Best Use of Photography - Bronze , Cannes Lions
2011 Cannes - Best Internet Film - Silver , Cannes Lions
2011 FWA - Site Of The Day (Diesel Island) , FWA
2008 BIMA Grand Prix 2008 (Nike Bootcamp) , British Interactive Media Awards
Exhibitions
2014 Toca Me 2014 Design Conference - Opening Titles, Munich, Munich, Germany
http://www.toca-me.com/event/toca-me-design-conference-14.html
2011 Be a Great Freelancer (Magazine), Computer Arts Magazine, Global
2009 Némo, International Biennial of Digital Arts, Several Paris venues, Paris, France
http://www.arcadi.fr/evenements/nemo-1/#en
2009 Fete-anim Festival 2009, Lille, Lille, France
https://fete-anim.com/
2009 Diito Festival, Roundhouse Camden, London, UK
http://www.ditto.tv/
2009 Glastonbury Festival, bbc curated stage (video), Pilton, UK
2008 Onedotzero Adventures in Motion, London's BFI Southbank and BFI Imax, London, UK
http://onedotzero.com/projects/onedotzero-adventures-in-motion-2008
2008 Onedotzero Buenos Aires 2008, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://onedotzero.com/projects/onedotzero-buenos-aires-2008
2008 Onedotzero 2008, Several worldwide venues, World Tour
http://onedotzero.com/
Clients

Xbox Nike Ferrari Nokia Ovi Diesel Burberry Yell.com Onedotzero Unilever TocaMe Studio Dyson

Specialties

Art Direction, Creative Strategy, Interface Design, Concept Development, Interactive Advertising, User Experience, Experience Design, Typography, Graphic Design, Corporate Identity, Motion, Sound Design, Digital Consulting, Storytelling, Music Production, Photography, Illustration, Information Design, Social Media

Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut, Premiere, After Effects, DaVinci, AbletonLive, ProTools, Macaw, SpeedGrade, Max Msp

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