My name is Raul Arantes. I'm a multidisciplinary creative director and design director involved in visual arts, moving image and digital media. My experience spans over the past 15+ years working for advertising agencies, fulfilling various roles, from art direction and design to production and development in Brazil, the UK, mainland China and Hong Kong. I currently live in Singapore.

Having experience in different fields and working as a hybrid, has contributed directly to my career, allowing me to develop many interdisciplinary projects and opening opportunities to plan, create and execute unique and integrated ideas, bridging the gap between creativity and technology. 

I've been recognised in many international awards such as Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Webby, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, and YoungGuns International. My work as a creative and designer has been featured in several publications such as Étapes Magazine (Pyramyd - France), Advertising Now! Online (Taschen - Germany).

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Less, More and None

Less
Podcasts
Procrastination

More
Sleep
Meaningful work
Creative ideas
Great coffee
Side projects

None
Sugar
Alcohol

What I’m doing now

Currently living in Singapore. Usually I spend my time:
Drinking coffee. Working on ideas and side projects in different areas. Reading and researching about economics, nutrition, health. Studying 3D and creative coding. Running and lifting weights. Listening to obscure and weird music.

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Creative direction, art direction, concepting and visual design

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I've been involved in every aspect of the creative development of ideas from concept, visual design direction, art direction, and creative direction.

I have extensive experience creating and applying strategic and creative thinking on branding projects, communication campaigns and execution across various visual styles, mediums and platforms.
I help agencies and companies to build brands, creating meaningful ideas, experiences and shaping their futures.

I also work and collaborate with designers, developers, analysts, strategists, data scientists and different teams in other disciplines to solve creative and technical challenges.

Content, documentary and visual storytellling

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Over the years, I developed several projects in other areas, such as documentary, content and visual storytelling. I also worked directly with content teams in different capacities, generating ideas, producing and shooting. I can operate several cameras, work with lighting, and use various editing and post-production tools to create compelling content that connect creatively and strategically.

Creative coding, prototyping and product design

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My technical knowledge in creative coding is a benefit throughout the whole design and creative process. I am passionate about the idea of merging data and technology with a unique approach to the development of creativity and content. I develop and constantly research emerging technologies, from software programming languages and frameworks, to open hardware.

R/GA Singapore
Creative Director
Singapore
TBWA\ Singapore

Creative Director
Singapore

Diagonal Studio

Creative Director, Owner
Hong Kong

W+K Shanghai

Freelance Senior Creative
Shanghai, China

Publicis Hong Kong

Associate Creative Director
Hong Kong

Ogilvy Hong Kong

Associate Creative Director
Hong Kong
W+K São Paulo
Senior Creative
São Paulo, Brazil
Professional Sabbatical 🤷‍♀️
London, UK
AlmapBBDO
Creative Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
Lean Mean Fighting Machine
Creative Art Director
London, UK
J. Walter Thompson London
Creative Art Director
London, UK
Agency Republic
Art Director/Designer
London, UK
DDB Brazil
Creative Art Director
São Paulo, Brazil
Zenza Digital
Art Director/Designer
São Paulo, Brazil

2019

Gong Awards
Standard Chartered "Ships" – Gold
Standard Chartered "Wildlife" – Silver
Standard Chartered "Wildlife" – Silver