Summary

Designer, illustrator, technology enthusiast, creative, inspired by anyone who has something to teach and for great artists and scientist. Passionate about design, games, typography, technology, outstanding User Experience, visual identities and interactive development focused on users. British/Brazilian citizenship.


• More than 10 years in design/advertising/publishing industry
• Graphic designer for 6 years and now web/digital/mobile designer for 4 years.
• Experience with printing materials, printing process and high-quality ending.
• Branding specialist management, logo design and visual identity specialist.
• Solid knowledge of advertising and marketing strategies both in digital platforms and printed (offline) media.
• Heavy technology user, enthusiast and appreciator. Always updated with latest mobile technology and DIY tech such Arduino and coding-development robots.
• Good experience in leadership with small group of creative people regarding advertising and creative user experience (developers, copywriters and artists).
• Autodidact always. Softwares, apps, systems and languages taught by myself.
• Brew an excellent coffee.

Let's talk? Add me here or send me an email at dankgouw@gmail.com

Work History

Work History

Neelkeen

Mar 2013 - Present

Senior Visual Designer

Senior Visual Designer at (2 years 8 months) My responsibilities are to check quality assurancein design, visual and user experience focus, in every printed or digital material.

Banana Groove

Jan 2011 - Present

Creative Director/art Director

Creative Director/Art Director at (4 years 10 months) technologic creative solutions to brands, advertising and user experience interface.

Mundolvido

Jan 2010 - Present

Sound Designer/composer

Sound Designer/Composer at (5 years 10 months) Composition, drums design, complementing percussion, adjustments, equalization, master tracks, filter applying, finishing songs.

Neelkeen

Mar 2013 - Jan 2014

Art Director

Art Director at (11 months) Responsible for visual quality and design processes in everything Neelkeen produces, since printed materials to web and digital tools and platforms. Also charged with brand strategy, marketing development and digital interactive medias. Page1

Uau UAUdigital

May 2012 - Mar 2013

Creative Director

Creative Director at digital (11 months) Leader of creative marketing strategy, created campaigns, redesigned the company logo, led the digital work on social media to important clients.

UAUdigital

May 2011 - Mar 2013

Art Director

Art Director at (1 year 11 months) Illustration, web design, image quality, layouts, user interfaces, mobile UI, websites, social media design and other.

Creative

Oct 2010 - May 2011

Manager

Manager at (8 months) Leader of Mobile Entertainment division of A1, managed 6 professionals(illustrator, mobile developers, writer.) to develop interactive storytelling experience to mobile devices.

Editora Decor

Jan 2007 - Nov 2010

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer at (3 years 11 months) Illustrator, designer, editorial designer, print expertise and image quality to develop high-end books regarding architecture, art, interior design, photography and related. Developed together with decor's team books of iconic figures of art such Guto Lacaz, Gustavo Rosa, Arthur Casas and others.

iDEAZ

Jan 2004 - Jul 2006

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer at (2 years 7 months) From print, identity and branding to digital projects to banks like Itaú Unibanco, and other clients

ZIMBO

Aug 2004 - Jul 2005

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design Intern at dpg (1 year) Illustrator, designer, editorial designer, print expertise and image quality to develop high-end graphic materials.

Design User Experience User Interface Design Web Design Graphic Design Illustration Art Direction Advertising Interaction Design Digital Marketing Creative Direction Illustrator Typography Mobile Devices Logo Design Layout Information Architecture Creative Strategy Flash Corporate Identity SEM Branding & Identity Mac Corporate Branding Social Media Flash Animation Digital Strategy Online Advertising Page3 User Interface Photoshop InDesign Concept Development Adobe Creative Suite Visual Communication Brochures Print Brand Development Posters CSS Drawing Magazines Social Media Marketing Digital Media Art Email Marketing Branding Marketing Communications Online Marketing Marketing Strategy

Education

Education

Academia de Artes

2014 - 2015

Basic Drawing Concepts

Anatomy, detailed anatomy, perspective, composition, chromatic theory, and etc.

Faculdade Paulista

2005 - 2006

Bachelor in Graphic Design - Visual Programming

Skills

Skills
Brand and Logo Design
Digital Design
User Interface
Editorial Design (books and magazines)
Visual Design
User Experience
Illustration
Typography
Marketing Strategy
CSS and HTML

Languages

English - Fluent
Portuguese - Fluent
Spanish - Basic
French - Learning (Junior)

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