Fabio Barros

Fabio Barros

VP Associate Creative Director at Area 23
New York, United States

About me

Born in a small town outside Sao Paulo in Brazil, my creative career has taken me all the way from Americas to East Asia. Today, I’m stationed in New York City as VP Associate Creative Director/Art for Area23.

After 15 years of developing and leading creative campaigns for clients at McCann, Ogilvy, Publicis, Wunderman Thompson, and M&C Saatchi, my personal ethos is to combine craft, creativity, and strategy to simply tell stories.

This has helped me pick up a few Golds at Dubai Lynx and MENA Digital (including Campaign of the Year), a Bronze Effie, a Best Portfolio at the Behance Appreciation Awards in New York, and landed a project in the Lürzer's Archive - 200 BEST Illustrators Worldwide 18/19.

Playstation lover, frustrated goalie, newbie illustrator, and proud father of two cats.

  • English - Pro
  • Portuguese - Native
Sector Experience


VP, Associate Creative Director
New York, United States
April 2020 - Present (1 year 9 months)
Associate Creative Director
Brooklyn, United States
June 2019 - March 2020 (9 months)
Associate Creative Director
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
January 2018 - June 2019 (1 year 5 months)
Senior Art Director
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
January 2016 - December 2017 (1 year 11 months)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member


Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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