Oh, hi! I'm Daniel

I was born in a creative home in São Paulo, Brazil. My mom is a talented illustrator, so I grew up surrounded by watercolors, fancy papers, tons of magazines, and a decent dose of good music. 

Currently, I live in Helsinki, Finland, which is far away from South America,  but I’m thrilled to call this place home. 

I’ve been working in the creative industry for the past 20 years. I’m fortunate to have worked at many agencies with projects ranging from editorial to digital products. 

Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I always give the same answer. I say I'm a designer. It doesn't matter that my current job title is Design Director – I think it's all about being a designer first. It starts with the craft, and then everything follows. I love the process.

A big chunk of my work is managing and building successful design teams. I am very comfortable working alongside designers and creatives to mentor and help their professional growth through one-on-one meetings and career management.

I am now working at Oivan, building digital products for clients from Finland to Thailand. Before that, I was at Mirum managing talents ranging from Associate Visual Designers to Senior Video Editors for clients like Finnair and Nokia.

Previously, I was in charge of the Design team at Huge, based in Colombia. I was designing and overseeing design deliverables to clients such as Google, FCA, Randstad, and Nike. 

When I’m not working, I can be easily found sled-sliding through the snowy slopes of Kaivopuisto park with my kid. I mean, we do that whenever there’s snow around, which is pretty much the best part of the year. 


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