Having worked for more than 27 years, Nelson Cardoso Creative Director in the communication, accumulate experience in several related areas such as: scenographic marketing, direct marketing, promotion, graphic design and internet. Worked for great agencies and media companies both in Brazil and internationally, such as: First Group (Madrid), Series Works (New York), Digital Branding FCB (Lisbon), Ogilvy Interactive, Wunderman Interactive, Grey Direct, Ogilvy One, Globo Publisher (São Paulo), Marie Claire (Spain), Folha de Sao Paulo (most important newspaper in Brazil) and JWT. Worked for important clients like: Philip Morris Spain, Swatch Group, Chupa Chups, Jameson Irish Whisky, Intel, Mentos, Axel Springer, Eurobasket, Telefonica, Mercedes Benz, IBM, Citibank, Caixa Geral De Deposito (most important bank in Portugal), Kodak, Pfizer, TAM, UDV, Ron Bacardi, Embratel, Santander, Edinfor,TVA, Novartis, American Express, TV Cultura, Illy Coffee, ESPN Brazil, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ron Brugal, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Ambev. Specialties: Development career in the area of creation in scenographic marketing, direct marketing, interactive, promotion, events and graphic design. International experience in Sao Paulo, Madrid, Lisbon, New York. Expertise in Adobe Suite6 Various courses of especialization.

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Work History

  • Head of Creative

    • C+E - Criadores de Experiencias
    • Mar 2013 - Present (1 year 1 month)

    Creative Head at C+E Creators Experience
    Operating in Areas of Creation - Design - Scenography - Interactiv Intelligence - Product Development - Decoration and Promotion.
    Leader in technology insertion for Christmas attractions and other experiences scenographic. Over 70 projects throughout Brazil, with management challenge and simultaneous operation. Screen 3D cinema, from a children's book, even to the most famous mouse in the world or perhaps coming from the major channel of information and entertainment in the world. See some of our partners and customers: The Walt Disney Company, Discovery Channel, DreamWorks, Mauricio de Sousa Productions, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lego, Aliansce, JHS F, Bauducco, Cacau Show, Ancar Ivanhoe, AD Shopping, BR Malls, Brookfield, Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers, JCPM, Lumine, Paulo Octavio, Savoy. Visit, participate and join the party. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

  • Creative Director at Owner

    • Jan 2012 - Present (2 years 3 months)

    55 11 Communication is a design and scenographic marketing studio founded by Creative Director Nelson Cardoso. Based in Sao Paulo, we deliver high quality work worldwide. Experience comes from generating global projects for clients in the fields of exhibition design, direct marketing, entertainment, design graphic, web and product design.
    With customized creative ideas and reliability, we have set as our primary goal to reach the highest standards and an efficient, flexible and close customer service.

    Recent work: First edition of the Oktoberfest Sao Paulo, traditional festival in Munich. Scenographic creation, graphic and sign design and event promotion. Celebration party for the staff and Fleury Laboratories employees to celebrate the passage of the new year. TOPIC: 40 years of Clube da Esquina. Creating concept, logotype, scenographic marketing, graphic design, communication and party. Chevrolet Cruze: Creation of B2B campaign for fleet, logotype, direct marketing, web design and scenery for presentation. Abbott Brazil: Creating concept and advertising campaign. Coke Company and FIFA: Livestock scenographic space in Brazil Cup Tour with the FIFA World Cup. All in a single beat. 2014.Celebration of 60 years of Volkswagen Brazil, the four industries, Sao Bernado do Campo, Sao Carlos, Curitiba, Taubate. With public attractions for children, teen and big musical show. Food court, institutional Think Blue stands, signage and all scenographic space.Creation, design, illustration and stage design for the cabin, press room and reception for relationship program Socio Fan AMBEV the Associação Portuguesa de Desportos and Santos Futebol Clube.

  • Creative Director

    • Jan 2011 - Jan 2012 (1 year)

    The scenographic marketing deals with a variety of architectural planning, interior design and product design while placing careful attention to functionality and keeping a young fresh and unique style. The work process starts by understanding the space and its properties, to sketches and mind storming to formulate a whole design concept. Clients: Brookfield Incorporation, Ambev, Brahma, Brahma Country, Brahma Super Bull PBR, Skol, Fusion Energy Drink, Construtora Cyrela, Lucio Engenharia, Miolo Wine Group, ICDH - Commitment to the Institute of Human Development, Odebrecht Incorporation, Casas Bahia/Ponto Frio, Vivo, Sundown, Kasinski.

  • Creative Director

    • FIRST GROUP - (Spain/Madrid)
    • Apr 2006 - Feb 2010 (3 years 10 months)

    Creative scenographic design of promotion, event, on/offline campaigns and graphic. FIB/FEB Eurosbasket, Philip Morris, Ron Brugal, Chupa Chups, Chesterfield, Marlboro, LM, Red Label, Jameson Irish Whisky, Arco07/08/09 Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid, Swatch Group, Campari, Mentos, Villa Massa, Ron Bacardi, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Rock in Rio Madrid 08.

  • Creative Design

    • AXEL SPRINGER - (Spain/Madrid)
    • Dec 2005 - Mar 2006 (3 months)

    Creative graphic and art publisher. Auto Bild, TopGear, 4x4.

  • Creative Director

    • Owner - SERIES WORKS (New York/EUA)
    • Sep 2004 - Oct 2005 (1 year 1 month)

    Creation of site, promotions campaigns and art publisher - Napoleon Cosmectics - InterSystems

  • Creative Director

    • Owner - MARCA COMMUNICATION (São Paulo/Brazil)
    • Jan 2003 - Jun 2004 (1 year 5 months)

    Planning and creation campaign in the direct marketing, on/off-line and graphic design - Edinfor, 141 Worldwide, Decar Autopeças, INC. do Brasil, Harvard Business Review, Jobsway, Jump Solution,

  • Creative Director

    • DIGITAL-BRANDING FCB - (Portugal/Lisbon)
    • Apr 2001 - Oct 2002 (1 year 6 months)

    Creation of site and campaign in the direct marketing - Abreu Turismo, CGD - Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Club International of Golf, Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Geotur, Kodak, Ilha de Porto Santo, Sofinloc.

  • Web Design

    • OGILVY INTERACTIVE - (São Paulo/Brazil)
    • Mar 2001 - Sep 2001 (6 months)

    Creation of site and on-line campaigns - IBM Corporate, Schain Incorporadora, Unilever.

  • Creative Director

    • Sep 2000 - Apr 2001 (7 months)

    Creation of site and promotions campaigns - Citibank Group, Homestore, MasterCard,
    TVA On-Line, What’s Up.

  • Creative Director

    • Grey Direct
    • Feb 1996 - Nov 2000 (4 years 9 months)

    Creation in the direct marketing and promotional campaigns: Boehinger Ingelheim, Banco Santos, Banco Santander, CTBC Celular, Casas Hope, Illy Café, Novartis, Mercedes Benz, Meio&Mensagem, Rede L&C, Pfizer, TAM, UDV.

  • Creative Director

    • Jan 1992 - Jan 1996 (4 years)

    Advertising campaign, promotions, outdoor and broadcast (TV/Radio) with the magazines: TV Cultura, ESPN Brasil, Editora Abril, Editora Abril Jovem, Editora Nova Cultural. Channel: CBS, Canal Hallmark and TVA. Revistas Contigo!, Interview, Viagem e Turismo, Showbizz, Boa Forma, Sexy,Terra, Saúde. Magazine Caras - Promotional campaign.

  • Creative Director

    • 1990 - 1993 (3 years)

    Advertising campaign, promotions, outdoor and broadcast (TV/Radio) with the magazines: Marie Claire, Criativa, Faça Fácil, Moda Moldes, Destino, Moda Moldes Infantil, Boa Forma and Speak Up.

  • Diretor de Arte

    • Empresa Folha da Manhã - PUBLIFOLHA
    • Feb 1984 - Oct 1990 (6 years 8 months)

    Subscriptions and advertising campaigns, developing marketing editorial, published editorials and promotions newspaper: "Folha de São Paulo" and "Folha da Trade."


  • Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado

    • 1988 Plastic Art
    • 1985 - 1987



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