Hi, 

I'm Gustavo Sato and I was born in a city called São José dos Campos, located near São Paulo, Brazil.

After completing my bachelor's degree in Advertising in 2012, I moved to São Paulo not only to improve my art direction skills, but also to be in a more creative environment. It was then that I enrolled in Miami Ad School, which changed my perspective on creativity. But even São Paulo wasn't enough, so I traveled to intern in New York, then Berlin, and then back to New York. Now I'm current back in Berlin working at Heimat Active.

For me, creativity is contagious. The more you are surrounded by it, the more immersed you get in it. That's why I love traveling and getting inspired by each place I pass through. I believe that working in advertising doesn’t just make you creative; creativity is something intrinsic to life. No matter what I am doing, I am always expressing my creativity.

When I'm not working, I like to relax by going to the movies, running, going to concerts, skating, seeing museum expositions, eating at different places and continuing my lifelong search for the world's best cafe. 


EXPERIENCE

Creative Art Director

Heimat Active
Berlin, Germany |   May 2016 – Current


Freelance Art Director

AFRICA
São Paulo, Brazil |   Jan – March 2016


Creative Intern

Saatchi & Saatchi
New York, USA   |   July – September 2015


Creative Intern

Saatchi & Saatchi
Berlin, Germany   |   April – June 2015  


Creative Intern

360i
New York, USA   |   January – March 2015


Creative Intern

JWT
São Paulo, Brazil   |   October – December 2014


Senior Graphic Designer

Natura
Cajamar, Brazil    |   August 2013 – August 2014


EDUCATION

 

Art Direction

Miami Ad School 
São Paulo, Brazil   |   2013 –  2015


Advertising

FACAMP
Campinas, Brazil   |   2009 – 2012


Typography

Perestroika – extension course
São Paulo, Brazil   |   2012 – 2012


Design Thinking

ESPM – extension course
São Paulo, Brazil   |   2012 – 2012


YGA  – YoungGuns International Award 2015

Gold – Creative Students –  Coding for Toddlers

recognition

 

D&AD 2015 

Wood Pencil – Creative Students –  PANTONE Skintone


FUTURE LIONS 2015

Shortlist – Creative Students –  Unreal Health Sticker


WAVE FESTIVAL 2015

Shortlist – Creative Students –  Coding for Toddlers


FIAP 2015

Finalist – Creative Students –  Delta Airlines Time Washing Machine