Leandro Bechara

Leandro Bechara

Senior Executive Designer at Refit
São Paulo, Brazil

About me

I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, where I started working at Publicis Brazil. Throughout the first years of my career, I developed projects for Coca Cola, Chevrolet, Santander, L’Oréal, Essilor, Brookfield and was able to win my first Cannes Lion in 2013. In 2016 I moved to São Paulo to work at J. Walter Thompson Brazil exclusively for Ford Motor Company on the Latin American regional market. In 2018 I won the Estadão Cannes Challenge and got to attend the Festival. I recently took an opportunity to structure the in-house creative department at Refit and I’m currently a Senior Executive Designer.

I’ve always believed in conceptual thinking, in polished visuals, in making ideas happen and fortunately I’ve been honored in various international awards such as Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions Health, One Show, Clio Awards, Webby Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Wave Festival. My work has also been recognized in prestigious publications such as Forbes, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Rede Globo, Adweek, Ad Age and Contagious Magazine.

You can check out my work at leandrobechara.com.

Languages
  • English - Pro
  • Portuguese - Native
Sector Experience

Positions

Senior Executive Designer
Refit
Brazil
February 2020 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Senior Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
July 2016 - December 2019 (3 years 5 months)
Art Director
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 2015 - July 2016 (1 year 5 months)
Art Director
Binder
Brazil
2011 - February 2015 (4 years 1 month)
Art Director
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
September 2009 - May 2011 (1 year 8 months)
Jr. Art Director
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
September 2008 - April 2009 (7 months)
Jr. Art Director
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
July 2006 - September 2008 (2 years 2 months)

Education

Bachelor's degree in Advertising

2002 - 2006 (4 years)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2021, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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