Hello, I am Zé (short for José) Azevedo. I began my career in 2003 in Vitória, Brazil, where I worked for local advertising and design agencies. I was responsible for creating ideas, layouts, and illustrations for various print materials, point-of-sale displays, and advertising campaigns. Later, in São Paulo, the largest creative market in Brazil, I designed for national clients such as Ponto Frio, Kopenhagen, Häagen-Dazs, Tekna, and Abril Publishing House. I then lived in Germany for five years, where I earned a master's degree in Integrated Design from the University of the Arts Bremen (HfK) and worked for Brandwave Marketing, on behalf of Bosch.
As a freelancer, I have had the privilege of illustrating and creating visual identities for La Comunidad Buenos Aires, DPZ, DDB Istanbul, Lua Propaganda, Chemistry Ireland, Rothco, Ogilvy Brazil, and Ogilvy Shanghai. Some of my work has been published on well-known design and advertising blogs such as Ads of The World, Coloribus, Looks Like Good Design, typographicposters.com, Design Made in Germany, Fubiz, and Abduzeedo.

· 2012-2014 / M.A. Integrated Design
  University of the Arts Bremen (HfK Bremen), Germany
· 2002-2006 / B.A. Social Communications - Advertising
  Espírito Santo Federal University (UFES), Brazil

· Latin American Illustrators 8 - Selected.
· Lürzer's Archive Edition 3/2018 - Tender Meat Campaign (Frisa). 
· 32° Casa Brasileira Design Museu - Poster Contest - Selected. 
· Startup Weekend Vitória 2018 - Winner Project.
· 11°  Brazilian Graphic Design Biennale (ADG) – Selected.
· Campeones de Estampa II Book – Artistic Collective Colo-Colo.
· Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (Ireland) – Commendation Award.
· Best of HfK Design Exhibition at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus – Bremen, Germany.
· Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide.
· Campeones de Estampa Book – Artistic Collective Colo-Colo.
· Society for News Design 32 – Award of Excellence.
· Zupi Magazine Top 50 – Sketchbook and Typography.
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