I am a Brazilian based in São Paulo and New York. Music, animation and storytelling are my passions.
I have been working with animation for over 25 years. My animated films have been honored with the grand prize (Premio de Ouro) in São Paulo’s Colunistas Award, the Best Music Video Award at Cinemafest in NY and the best animation in NYC Indie Festival. I have competed in prestigious international film festivals including Cannes Lions, Hiroshima Festival, Music Brazil Prize (MTV Brazil), Animamundi - Latin America’s premier animation festival, Los Angeles CineFest, Indian Music Video Awards, Girona Film Festival, among others.
At age 11 I began studying animation at one of the most renowned schools for design in São Paulo, Núcleo de Arte, where I graduated by the age of 16.
By age 17, I had already begun working professionally with animation at the HGN studio, as assistant animator using traditional animation techniques on paper for the production of Disney TV series such as Winnie the Pooh and Aladdin.
From age 19 to 21, I worked at the production company Trattoria, one of the most prominent animation production companies in Brazil. During my time at Trattoria, I used stop motion techniques to illustrate and animate for advertisements and music videos.
This experience gave me the opportunity to master After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
At 21, I became art director, animation director and coordinator/producer of the 2D Animation Department for Vector Zero, the largest computer graphics production company in Latin America.
After three years working at Vector Zero I moved on to become senior videographer for the creation of program openings, IDs, campaigns and promos at MTV Brazil. At MTV I expanded my experience with motion design and videography for TV. I soon became a valuable asset to principle Television Networks and Production companies in Brazil, which afforded me the opportunity to participate in hundreds of diverse and rewarding projects.
I currently reside in New York and I am dedicating my time creating and producing music and animation for my own projects.
Photo by Thiago Cauduro