Alvaro Carvalho

Alvaro Carvalho

Creative / Sr. Art Director at Gem Advertising
Doha, Qatar

About me

I’m originally from the area of Belém, PA - Brazil and started my career in 2002 as an Art Director, and Designer, working for several advertising agencies.

From 2007 to 2009, I studied Advertising, Art Direction and Graphic Design in Miami Ad School / ESPM - Sao Paulo, where I could increase my experience and become a much more complete professional.

I had the opportunity to work with great professionals in important multinational agencies, like Young & Rubicam, Tribal Worldwide, Tracylocke, McCann Erickson and Ogilvy for example.

I worked with major brands such as Heineken, Fiat, Volkswagen, Electrolux, Burger King, TGI Friday's, Sanofi, Brastemp, Pontofrio, TNT Energy Drink, Claro, Unimed, Decolar.com, Banco Itaú, AES Eletropaulo, and others.

I learned and evolved a lot during my 17-year career, but I think there's always something new to learn and evolve every day. I'm always looking for something that challenges me as a professional.

I'm currently a Creative / Senior Art Director at Doha's largest communication group in Qatar.

My Specialties: Advertising Campaigns and Visual Content, Concepts, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Presentation Design, Art Direction, Digital Art Direction, Print Design, Packaging, Brochure & Magazine Design, Photoshop, Photo Shoot Direction, Retouching, Layout, Logo Design, Branding Systems, Webpage Template Design.

Languages
  • English - Pro
  • Portuguese - Native
Sector Experience

Positions

Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
August 2019 - Present (1 year 2 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to retail and below the Line. I work for Walmart brand, an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, US.
Freelance Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
May 2019 - July 2019 (2 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to digital campaigns. I worked for Santander Bank - A company of the Santander Group, a Spanish multinational commercial bank, and financial services company based in Madrid and Santander in Spain.
Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
February 2018 - October 2018 (8 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to retail and below the Line. I worked for brands like Pontofrio and Casas Bahia, companies of the Via Varejo - The largest Brazilian retail group.
Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
March 2017 - January 2018 (10 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to digital campaigns, retail and below the line. I worked for brands like Tic Tac - mints manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero and Heineken - Dutch brewing International company.
Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
October 2012 - April 2013 (6 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to retail and below the line. I worked in a partner with Bullet® [Communication & Business Solution Agency] for brands like Claro - A Brazilian multinational telecommunications company.
Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
October 2012 - April 2013 (6 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to retail and below the line. I worked in a partner with Ogilvy for brands like Claro - A Brazilian multinational telecommunications company.
Creative / Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
April 2011 - September 2012 (1 year 5 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to institutional advertising campaigns. I worked for brands like Enel Distribution São Paulo (former Eletropaulo Metropolitana and AES Eletropaulo), a major Brazilian power distributor in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
Creative / Art Director
Multisolution
Brazil
July 2007 - September 2010 (3 years 2 months)
Responsible for creating campaigns, conceptual ideas, visual content and design of layouts and their elements, such as type, illustration and/or photography, paper, ink, etc. to Institutional advertising, digital campaigns, retail and below the line. I worked for brands like TNT Energy Drink and Cervejaria Petrópolis, a Brazilian brewery company headquartered in Petrópolis / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Education

High Performance Digital Marketing and Advertising

2017 (1 year)

Advertising, Art Direction and Graphic Design

2007 - 2009 (2 years)

Bachelor in Communication, Marketing and Advertising

2002 - 2005 (3 years)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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