Hello

I’m a Brazilian-American creative leader with 20+ years of experience working in the U.S., Brazil, and Europe. I’ve recently been freelancing for places like McCann New York, Gut Miami, and Soko—now Droga5—in São Paulo (check this thing I just did for Spotify with them.)

I’ve won every major award out there multiple times, including Grand Prixes (please scroll down for a full list). I wrote the spot that won the first and only Film Grand Prix at Cannes for a Latin American country ever.

I’ve done quite a few things for Nike in Brazil. I’ve put Leica on the advertising map. I’ve worked with Kobe Bryant himself to help build his own brand once he retired. I was at Meta for 4 years, learning how to do cool stuff on their platforms instead of whining about having to show the logo in the first 3 seconds.

That is it, in a nutshell. Thanks for spending time on a guy talking about his own work. Obviously, I did not do any of the things above on my own. I love collaborating as much as I hate talking about myself. 

A while back, I decided to take a career break to dedicate time to my family and to go back to school. I got accepted to a Master’s Degree program in Philosophy, where I got to exercise my brain muscles differently. (If you’re curious, check my writings on things like AI consciousness, the meaning of life, and the metaphysics of fictional characters.)

I am available for freelance or full-time work.

See my CV here and my LinkedIn here
Email me at tcarvalho999@gmail.com




Here are some awards I’ve won:


- Top 10 Most Awarded Creative Directors (Film) - The One Show 2017
- 5th Most Awarded Copywriter - AdAge Awards Report 2015
- 4th Most Awarded Campaign (Leica 100) - AdAge Awards Report 2015
- 2nd Most Awarded Commercial In The World (Leica//100) - Gunn Report 2015
- Top 10 Most Awarded Copywriters - Cannes 2015
- Top 10 Most Awarded Copywriters - The One Show 2015
- Most Awarded Copywriter - CCSP (São Paulo Creatives Club) 2015
- 4th Most Awarded Commercial In The World (Leica//Soul) - Gunn Report 2013
- Most Awarded Copywriter - CCSP (São Paulo Creatives Club) 2013


Cannes Lions // 27 Lions 
(1 Grand Prix, 7 Gold, 10 Silver, 9 Bronze)


2017
Film - Silver (WCFF/Dream)
Entertainment - Gold (WCFF/Dream)
Press - Gold, Bronze (GunXGun/Documents)
Outdoor - Bronze (GunXGun/Documents)
Design - Silver (GunXGun/Documents)


2015
Film – Grand Prix (Leica//100) - First ever Film Grand Prix won by a Latin American country
Film Craft – 2 Gold Lions, 3 Silver Lions (Leica//100)
Outdoor – Bronze Lion (Leica//Soundlab)
Direct – Gold Lion (Leica//Soundlab)
Design – 2 Silver Lions, 1 Bronze Lion (Leica//Soundlab)


2013
Film – Silver Lion (Leica//Soul)
Film Craft – Gold Lion, Silver Lion, 2 Bronze Lions (Leica//Soul)
Press – Gold Lion, Silver Lion (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)


2016
Outdoor - 2 Silver Pencils (WCFF//Endangered Love)


2015
Cinema Advertising – Gold Pencil (Leica//100)
Broadcast & Moving Image – Gold Pencil (Leica//100)
Film Craft – 2 Silver Pencils, 2 Merits (Leica//100)
Online Film – Merit (Leica//100)
Direct – Gold Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)
Collateral Design – Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Promotional Material – Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Design Craft - Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Poster – Bronze Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)


2013
Broadcast Design – Gold Pencil (Leica//Soul)
Film Craft – Silver Pencil (Leica//Soul)
Print Campaign – Merit (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)
Poster Campaign – Merit (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)


The One Show // 17 Pencils 
(7 Gold, 8 Silver, 2 Bronze, 9 Merits


2017

Film - Gold Pencil, Silver Pencil, 2 Merit (WCFF//Dream)
Design - Gold Pencil, Silver Pencil (WCFF//Dream)
Print&Outdoor - Gold Pencil, Silver Pencil (GunXGun//Documents)
Design - Merit (WCFF//Endangered Love)

2016
Outdoor - 2 Silver Pencils (WCFF//Endangered Love)

2015
Cinema Advertising – Gold Pencil (Leica//100)
Broadcast & Moving Image – Gold Pencil (Leica//100)
Film Craft – 2 Silver Pencils, 2 Merits (Leica//100)
Online Film – Merit (Leica//100)
Direct – Gold Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)
Collateral Design – Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Promotional Material – Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Design Craft - Merit (Leica//Soundlab)
Poster – Bronze Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)

2013
Broadcast Design – Gold Pencil (Leica//Soul)
Film Craft – Silver Pencil (Leica//Soul)
Print Campaign – Merit (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)
Poster Campaign – Merit (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)

2005
Print Campaign – Bronze Pencil (BMW Motorcycles//Baby/Old Man)



D&AD // 11 Pencils 
(2 Yellow, 2 Graphite, 7 Wood)


2017
Film - 2 Wood Pencils (WCFF//Dream)
Crafts For Advertising - Graphite Pencil (WCFF//Dream)
Print - Wood Pencil (GunXGun//Documents)

2016
Crafts For Advertising - Wood Pencil (WCFF//Endangered Love)

2015
Film Craft – Graphite Pencil, Wood Pencil (Leica//100)
Direct – Wood Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)
Craft For Design – Wood Pencil (Leica//Soundlab)

2013
Film Craft – 2 Yellow Pencils (Leica//Soul)

Art Director’s Club NY // 2 Cubes 
(1 Gold, 1 Silver) and 1 Merit


2013
Cinema Advertising – Silver (Leica//Soul)
Film Craft – Gold (Leica//Soul)
Press – Merit (Leica//Cigar, Glasses and Landmine Campaign)


Clio Awards // 12 Clios 
(1 Grand Clio, 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze)


2017
Film Craft Animation - Silver (WCFF/Dream)

2016
Clio Sports - 3 Bronze, 1 Silver (Kobe Bryant/HeroVillain, Retirement Letter)

2015
Audio – Grand Clio (Leica/Soundlab)
Film - Gold Clio (Leica/100)
Film Technique - Gold Clio, Silver Clio, Bronze Clio (Leica/100)
Direct – Bronze Clio (Leica/Soundlab)
Design – Gold Clio (Leica/Soundlab)


2013
Film – 2 Gold Clios – (Leica//Soul)
Design – Bronze (Leica//Soul)

2011
Innovative Media – Silver Clio (Amnesty International//Tyrannybook)

LIA 
(4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze)


2015
Film - Gold (Leica 100)
Integration - Gold (Leica Soundlab)
Music - Silver (Leica 100)
Production - Bronze (Leica 100)
Production - Bronze (Leica 100)

2013
Film – Silver (Leica//Soul)
Film Craft – 2 Gold, Silver, Bronze (Leica//Soul)


Also:


- CCSP (São Paulo Creatives Club) // 31 Stars (16 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze), and 20 Merits
- FIAP // 1 Grand Prix, 14 Gold, 2 Silver
- El Ojo de Iberoamerica // 3 Grand Ojo, 15 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Wave Festival // 2 Grand Prix, 7 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
- Addy Awards // Silver
- TED // Ideas Worth Spreading 2011 (Amnesty International//Tyrannybook)
- Young Lions Competition // Brazilian Representative 2007