alex kidd

about

Hi! My name is Alex Kidd and
I live in a miracle world!

 

I’m a Brazilian Graphic Designer with over 8 years of experience in the industry. Most of my work is based in creative layouts driven by the strong combination of typography and photography. I’m also interested in video and music as well. For a year, I’ve been directing and editing videos for my experimental band The Radio Droids and in 2019 I’ve started to study and develop sound and motion design for videos.

 

I love electronic music, cats,
Hitchcock movies and pizza!

 

Contact me!

email: fanzione@gmail.com

skype: a__kidd

ACADEMIC DEGREES

 

Editorial Design Graduate- 2015-2016

Istituto Europeo di Design

 

Journalism Bachelor - 2006-2009

Universidade Paulista

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

 

UOL

Position: Designer

Term: 04/2019 - 11/2019

 

UOL is the largest Brazilian company on content creation, technology services and digital payment. My work there as Art Director includes briefing animators working on web show openings developed by and for UOL.  I’ve also created the design for multimedia articles about technology, music and art.

 

 

Folha de S.Paulo

Position: Designer

Term: 02/2010 - 03/2019

 

Founded in 1921, Folha has been, since the 1980’s, the best-selling newspaper

in the country among national dailies of general interest. There I worked as a graphic designer and art director for the newspaper’s magazine ‘São Paulo’. Through  8 years, I produced creative layouts in a timely manner, met all daily deadlines with no loss of quality. Every week, for the magazine, I was in charge

of creating  a graphic design about its upcoming articles while also providing art direction for photographers, designers and illustrators. I also worked on and handled advertisement layouts, sending the files to print. This required an extreme attention to details in order to achieve the quality that the publication required.

My creative approach to the layouts was rewarded by several important international design awards like SND (Society from News Design) and the European Newspaper Awards.

 

Competences:

- Art Edition of Revista da Folha

- Design of sections from Folha de S. Paulo newspaper

- Text and video production about electronic music at Folha blog 120 BPM

- Multimidia special features production

- Soundtrack recording for Folha Podcast

 

 

Communica Brasil

Position: Designer

Term: 01/2008 to 02/2010

 

Communica Brasil is an agency specialized on creation, management, structuring and deployment of the communication and marketing areas for small, medium and large companies as well as non-profits. On my second experience as an intern, I was responsible for art direction and graphic design of clients’ portfolios.

I developed magazines, PowerPoint presentations, web sites, newsletters, etc.

 

Competences:

- Responsible for company’s internal publication such as Allianz and Lanxess

- Visual concept of the “Allianz Seguros Journalism Award”

 

 

O LANCE!

Position: Intern

Term: 02/2006 até 02/2007

 

LANCE! is a daily sports newspaper and also the the first Brazilian newspaper fully printed in color and with national sports coverage. It was my first experience as a graphic designer. I was responsible for creating ready to print designs and collaborate with journalists in a quick and organized workflow.

 

Competences:

Responsible for layout and closure of the daily sport session

 

LANGUAGES

 

- English (IELTS average 5,5)

- Portuguese

 

OTHER COURSES

 

Audiovisual Production

Escola São Paulo

 

Clic Photography Project Autoimage and Gallery

Experiência SESC

 

Video Oficine

SENAC Lapa Scipião

 

After Effects

Impacta

 

Creative Tipography

Escola Panamericana

 

AWARDS

 

The Best of Newspaper Design 2017

Award of Excellence

- Best Portfolio

 

Folha 2016 Award

Art Category for multimedia special feature “No Palco com Madonna”

 

The Best of Newspaper Design 2015

Award of Excellence

- The Star Wars Saga

 

The Best of Newspaper Design 2014

Gold

- World Cup 2014 section - Category: Special coverage/Single section

 

Award of Excellence

- “Dilma e Aecio”

(First page published on Folha de S. Paulo newspaper the day of the second round of presidential election in 2014). Category: News Design/Page

 

- Cover “O Maior Vexame”

(Published on Folha de S. Paulo newspaper in the World Cup 2014 section) Category: Breaking news topics

 

15o European Newspaper Award

 - G2 - American Election / Chinese Transition. Category: Best Supplements

 

Prêmio Folha (2o bimestre de 2013)

- Special section “Guia do Empregador Doméstico”

 

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