Hello, I’m João Silveira.
I am a Brazilian designer who
believes in simple, beautiful
and well told stories.

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In the year 2001, when I was 15, I discovered that I could be a web designer. In 2002 I built a social network within my school. I still keep the source code (in ASP!) as a souvenir. At 17, I started working at an advertising agency, as an art assistant. When I was 18, I was promoted for the first time and became an art director. At 19, to my surprise, I had already directed the president of a multinational company in a commercial (this, unfortunately, I have not saved).

20 years old: I decided to go to college. At the age of 21, I created my first international campaign. At 22, I dropped out of college – it looked like something very old and I felt like I wasting my time. After I turned 23, I went back to the chalk board and re-learned how to develop websites – the technology had changed a lot since the last time I studied HTML, CSS and PHP. Hmmm… at 24, I got married.

With 25, I became the Brazilian
design curator more followed and
influent on Pinterest.

(Follow me there, by the way. I promise to just post cool stuff! )

Then, at 26, I got divorced. When I was 27, I created a digital start-up oriented to small businesses. It was a short term intense experience! At 28, I finally understood that I couldn’t be just a designer anymore, but still didn’t know exactly what I should do. At 29, I directed my first (and my second, and my third) campaign with Brazilian celebrities.

Today, I’m 30 years old (almost 31), and I no longer consider myself just an art director, or a designer, or a developer. I consider myself a storyteller. It doesn’t matter the media, if it’s gonna be printed or on screen. Online or offline. Mobile or desktop. Illustrated or photographed. Or drawn. Or scrawled. Or, just planned ideas in a post it.

João Silveira - Art Director
I currently work as Head of Art
and Digital at DEZ, an tradicional
agency in the south of Brazil.
You find my complete resume here.

And now, how about knowing my work?