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!
Editorial Design Graduate- 2015-2016
Istituto Europeo di Design
Journalism Bachelor - 2006-2009
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.
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.
- 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
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.
- Responsible for company’s internal publication such as Allianz and Lanxess
- Visual concept of the “Allianz Seguros Journalism Award”
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.
Responsible for layout and closure of the daily sport session
- English (IELTS average 5,5)
Escola São Paulo
Clic Photography Project Autoimage and Gallery
SENAC Lapa Scipião
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
- 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”