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Hi, my name is Raul Arantes and I'm currently living, working and flaneuring around in Hong Kong.

I'm an obsessed and passionate multidisciplinary creative involved in visual arts, moving image and digital media. My experience spans over the past 15+ years, having fulfilled various roles, from art direction and design to production and development in Brazil, the UK and Hong Kong.

Having experience in different fields and working as a hybrid contributed directly to my career as creative, allowing me to develop a number of interdisciplinary projects and opening opportunities for me to plan, create and execute unique and integrated ideas. Over the years, I've developed a holistic approach to work which benefits and accelerates collaboration within teams. I'm comfortable leading complex projects during the concept, pre production, production and post production phases.

Experimentalism is an essential ingredient in life and lies at the heart of my work. My focus currently is combining film, film techniques, storytelling and technology to craft beautiful, compelling and unusual narratives.

I was also recognised in a number of international awards such as Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Webby, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, YoungGuns International, among others. My work as a creative and designer was featured in several publications such as Étapes Magazine (Pyramyd - France), Advertising Now! Online (Taschen - Germany).

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Professional Experience

COMPANY POSITION LOCATION YEAR
OgilvyOne Worldwide Associate Creative Director Hong Kong Oct '14 - Now
Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo Creative São Paulo, Brazil Apr '14 - Sep '14
Professional Sabbatical London, UK Sep '12 - Jan '14
AlmapBBDO Creative Art Director São Paulo, Brazil Mar '11 - Aug '12
Lean Mean Fighting Machine Freelancer London, UK Nov '10 - Jan '11
JWT London Creative Art Director London, UK Oct '08 - Nov '10
Agency Republic Creative Art Director London, UK Mar '08 - Sep '08
DDB Brazil Creative Art Director São Paulo, Brazil Sep '03 - Mar '08
Zenza Digital Art Director/Designer São Paulo, Brazil Jan '01 - Jun '02

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Selected Projects

PROJECT YEAR COMPANY CLIENT
Black and White 2014 Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo Nike
OPEN SP 2014 Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo Heineken
The Legend Of The Headless Mule 2011 AlmapBBDO Volkswagen
The Legend Of The Saci 2011 AlmapBBDO Volkswagen
The Legend Of Saci Book App 2011 AlmapBBDO Volkswagen
Honda SMS Test-Drive 2007 DDB Brazil Honda
Reflections On Meal 2012 --------- Personal Project
The Original Click 2012 AlmapBBDO Volkswagen
Following The Mouse 2002 --------- Personal Project
Eyes, Lips And Layers 2007 --------- Personal Project
Telefonica Speedy | Pocket Books 2004 DDB Brazil Telefonica


Occupational field

Experience: 15+ years experience
Specialties: Creative Direction, interdisciplinary approach, art direction, animation, film, digital, programming, design.
Adobe Creative Suite, Advertisement production, concept, design
Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, generalist, shading, animation, dynamics, scripting
Adobe Flash, Actionscript, XML, multimedia development
Adobe After Effects, moving image, film, animation
Adobe Illustrator, illustration Image processing
Adobe InDesign, publishing
Adobe Photoshop, image editing, image retouching
Adobe Premiere, editing
Apple Final Cut Pro, editing, Motion, Compressor
Research experience
Apple Xcode, Cocoa, Objective-C, Quartz Composer
iOS and Mac OS X development
Processing, Cinder, C++
Web design, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Javascript
Expression Engine, CMS


Academic

INSTITUTION DEGREE LOCATION YEAR
Ravensbourne MA Visual EffectsLondon, UK 2012 - 2013
Senac São Paulo BA Digital Design - not finishedSão Paulo, Brazil 2001 - 2002
University Mackenzie BA Industrial Design - not finishedSão Paulo, Brazil 2000 - 2001
Mackenzie College GCE A/AS LevelSão Paulo, Brazil 2000


Courses

INSTITUTION COURSE LOCATION YEAR
Escape Studios CompositingLondon, UK 2013
Central Saint Martins Studio PhotographyLondon, UK 2013
Raindance Film School London Directing EssentialsLondon, UK 2013
Raindance Film School London Director’s Foundation CertificateLondon, UK 2013
Central Saint Martins Art Direction for FilmLondon, UK 2013


Software Certifications

SOFTWARE CERTIFICATION LOCATION YEAR
Autodesk Maya Intermediate São Paulo, Brazil 2007
Adobe After Effects Training São Paulo, Brazil 2006
Autodesk Maya Basic São Paulo, Brazil 2006
Adobe Flash Macromedia Certified Developer São Paulo, Brazil 2003
Adobe Flashcomm Flash Communication Server São Paulo, Brazil 2003
Adobe Flash Flash + XML São Paulo, Brazil 2002


Membership & Associations

ASSOCIATION STATUS LOCATION
Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Member USA


Awards & Recognition

FESTIVAL YEAR CATEGORY COMPANY CLIENT ENTRY AWARD
São Paulo Creative Club 2015 Outdoor W+K SP Heineken OPEN SP Merit
Wave Festival 2015 Mobile W+K SP Heineken OPEN SP Bronze
Wave Festival 2015 Cyber W+K SP Heineken OPEN SP Bronze
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2014 Film Craft W+K SP Nike Black and White Shortlist
New York Festivals 2013 Film AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
New York Festivals 2013 Film - Online AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
New York Festivals 2013 Digital AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
One Show Interactive 2013 Advertising AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
FIAP 2013 Interactive AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Gold
Wave Festival 2013 Interactive AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Gold
Webby Awards 2013 Campaign - Single AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Winner
Webby Awards 2013 Native Advertising AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Nominee
YoungGuns International 2012 Digital AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Bronze
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2012 --------- AlmapBBDO --------- Agency of the Year Winner
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2012 Interactivo AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Gold
Tomorrow Awards 2012 Digital AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
London International Awards 2012 Digital - Banners AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Bronze
London International Awards 2012 Digital - Automotive AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Bronze
São Paulo Creative Club 2012 TV - Animation AlmapBBDO Volkswagen Space Cross Legends Bronze
São Paulo Creative Club 2012 Digital - Motion AlmapBBDO Volkswagen Space Cross Legends Bronze
Cannes Lions 2012 Cyber AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Bronze
Cannes Lions 2012 Media AlmapBBDO Volkswagen The Original Click Shortlist
Cannes Lions 2011 --------- AlmapBBDO --------- Agency of the Year Winner
Cannes Lions 2007 Cyber DDB Brazil Terra Networks Kid's World Bronze
MMonline/MSN 2007 Cyber DDB Brazil Terra Networks Kid's World Bronze
FIAP 2006 Cyber DDB Brazil Tok&Stok Bedroom Bronze
FIAP 2006 Cyber DDB Brazil Tok&Stok Living Room Merit
São Paulo Creative Club 2006 Cyber DDB Brazil Philips Hold Shortlist
Cannes Lions 2005 --------- DDB Brazil --------- Interactive Agency of the Year Winner
MMonline/MSN 2005 --------- DDB Brazil --------- Professional of the Year Winner
Cannes Lions 2005 Cyber DDB Brazil Itau Insurance Games Shortlist
Cannes Lions 2005 Cyber DDB Brazil Telefónica Elvis Shortlist
Cannes Lions 2005 Cyber DDB Brazil Philips Hold Shortlist
One Show Interactive 2005 Cyber DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Shortlist
One Show Interactive 2005 Cyber DDB Brazil TAM Express Testimonial Shortlist
Clio Awards 2005 Digital DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Shortlist
Clio Awards 2005 Digital DDB Brazil TAM Express Testimonial Shortlist
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2005 Interactivo DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Shortlist
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2005 Interactivo DDB Brazil Philips Hold Shortlist
Cannes Lions 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil TAM Express Testimonial Silver
Cannes Lions 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Bronze
Cannes Lions 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil Itau Insurance Lost - Plug Bronze
São Paulo Creative Club 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil TAM Airlines Screensaver Silver
São Paulo Creative Club 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil Philips Home Entertainment Merit
New York Festivals 2004 Cyber DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Silver
London International Awards 2004 Digital DDB Brazil TAM Express Testimonial Shortlist
London International Awards 2004 Digital DDB Brazil Telefónica Pocket Books Shortlist
London International Awards 2004 Digital DDB Brazil Itau Insurance Lost - Plug Shortlist
London International Awards 2004 Digital DDB Brazil Honda Civic Shortlist
El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2004 Interactivo DDB Brazil TAM Express Testimonial Shortlist
Clio Awards 2004 Digital DDB Brazil Philips Home Entertainment Shortlist
Flashforward 2004 Video DDB Brazil Philips Home Entertainment Finalist


Jury

ASSOCIATION CATEGORY LOCATION YEAR
Webby Awards Interactive USA 2012
Webby Awards Interactive USA 2011


Press & Publications

PUBLICATION TITLE YEAR LOCATION
Creativity Online Volkswagen: The Original Click 2012 USA
Advertising Age VW Asks You to Stay Original 2012 USA
IHAVEANIDEA VW - The Original Click 2012 USA
This is not ADVERTISING AlmapBBDO for VW Original Parts (1999-2012) 2012 USA
Best Ads on TV BEST: Volkswagen - The Original Click 2012 USA
CCSP Combate às imitações mal-feitas, por Volks e Almap 2012 Brazil
Meio&Mensagem AlmapBBDO prova que ser original é melhor 2012 Brazil
Proxxima Volks promove uso de peças originais no YouTube 2012 Brazil
Creative Review VW | More nice work 2012 UK
Brainstorm9 App conta a lenda do Saci para Space Cross 2012 Brazil
Best Ads on TV BEST: Volkswagen - The legend of the Headless Mule 2011 USA
Zupi Magazine Zupi | Collaboration 2008 Brazil
Pyramyd étapes Magazine 2008 France
TASCHEN Books Advertising Now! Online 2006 Germany
São Paulo Creative Club CCSP Annual 2005 Brazil

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