About me

 
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“Like any kid, I loved my toys. Whenever I would get a new toy, I would take it out of the box and draw a picture of it with my crayons. I wouldn’t hang the pictures up or give them to my parents as a “thanks for the present!” but I’d sell them in exchange for candy.  So maybe you could say I loved candy more than toys. Then they gave me a Polaroid camera and I switched from drawing to photography. Since young my parents had no doubt I had a talent for arts and sales, and then my art direction career started and that’s how I fell in love with advertising, without even realizing. Designing, creating, imagining is what I live for but traveling is what I dream about. So if you want to get to know my frenetic, sarcastic and outgoing personality more, I’ll be here. Or there.”

PS: I don’t accept candy as payment anymore.

(917) 209-0349
brunocalcada@gmail.com

 
 
 

Experience

I’m a Senior Art Director/ Designer with 8 years of experience in ad agencies, startups, and tech companies in the US, Australia, and Brazil. I recently worked at Havas Health (H4B) on a new client, helping transition the brand to the agency and create new improved campaigns. Prior to that, I was worked at McCann Health on a variety of clients and new business pitches and previously I was at Blippar creating Augmented Reality advertising campaigns for clients like M&M’s, Marvel, Sony, Google, Target, Porsche, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Kellogg's and many others. I was also worked at SS+K on Delta, Wells Fargo, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and E*TRADE. Prior to that, I was at MediaCom New York as a Senior Interactive Designer working for PlayStation, Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella, Gander Mountain among other brands. And I also worked at Shocase San Francisco and Ogilvy New York.

Senior Art Director at Hangerman
New York, NY | January 2019 - Present
Concepts & design for Hangermannyc.com

Senior Art Director at H4B (Havas)
New York, NY | November 2018 - January 2019
Concepts & design for Lily, Astrazeneca and others.

Senior Art Director at McCann Health
New York, NY | August 2018 - November 2019
Concepts & design for Lily, Astrazeneca and others.

Senior Art Director at Blippar
New York, NY | Jul 2016 - August 2018
Concepts, UX Design, UI Design, Branding. B2B, B2C, Augmented Reality, OOH, events, app development & Games for brands like Kellogg’s, Pringles, Marvel, Sony, Cheez-it, Spider-Man, Colgate, Coca-Cola, The Minions, M&M’S, Jeep, ARDP, Pepsi, Cracker Jack, Johnson & Johnson among others.

Senior Art Director at SS+K
New York, NY | Apr - Jun 2016 (Freelance)
Concepts and design for print, OOH, digital banners, in-store, commercials, events and social media activations for brands like Delta, Wells Fargo, E*TRADE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior Interactive Designer at MediaCom
New York, NY | Oct 2015 - Apr 2016 (Freelance)
Conceptsand design on different campaigns mostly experimenting with new technology and digital media for brands like Bud Light, Budweiser, Elysian, Shock Top, Best Damn, Hunter Mountain, Sony & Playstation.

Art Director at Shocase
New York, NY | Jul - Oct 2015 (Freelance)
Brand development and in-house branding, concepts and designs for Events, posters, promotional material & commercials.

Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather
New York, NY | Apr - Jul 2015 (Freelance) Concepting and design on different campaigns including print, OOH, digital banners, in-store, commercials, events and social media activations for IBM, Aetna, UPS, Chemours, Ogilvy, Citizens Bank, BlackRock and new business pitches for brands like Coca-Cola, Coke Zero & Nascar.

Art Director at America’s Startup
New York, NY | Aug 2013 - Jul 2014 Brand development and in-house branding, concepts and designs for events, posters, promotional material & commercials. Concepts and design for digital campaigns.

 
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Education

Art Direction at Miami Ad School
New York, NY | Jul 2013 – Jun 2015

Bachelors of Art: Graphic Design, Advertising & Photography at Curtin University
Perth, Australia | Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Marketing & Advertising at PUC Campinas
Campinas, Brazil | Feb – Dec 2009