Caltex, Zespri, Intel, Colgate, Crayola, Listerine, HSBC.
J&J, McDonald's, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walmart.
Ibis Accor Group, Whirpool, Serasa Experian, Saint Gobain.
Hustling since 2009
I'm Daniel Tolentino, a Brazilian Senior Creative Art Director based in Singapore with over 10 years of experience working for advertising agencies such as Accenture, DDB Brazil, and VMLY&R Singapore fulfilling interdisciplinary roles, from graphic design, UI to art direction developing integrated campaigns.
Along the way, I had the pleasure to work for many global brands such as J&J, Anheuser-Busch InBev, McDonald's, Walmart, HSBC, Caltex Chevron, Intel, Zespri, and Colgate.
Some of these projects have been recognised winning bronze, silver, gold, and a Grand Prix in international and regional awards such as Spikes, Markies, Effies, and AdStars which I had the pleasure to be Jury Member in 2021.
By the age of 7 years old, I was selling comic strips to my classmates for 0.25 cents.
In 1999, I got my first two music albums: Californication and Enema of the State.
Around 13 years old, I’ve won the football school championship being the top scorer.
At 16 years old, I've started to write for a local newspaper about cinema.
At 19 years old, I got my first gig as a graphic designer and aired my very first print ad.
One year after, already working with Advertising, I’ve dropped a Journalism Degree in the second year.
In the meantime, I adopted a cat. Met my wife. Graduated in Marketing. Watched in the stadium my club win all titles possible.
I've spent about 3 years working in digital agencies with UI/UX for data-driven projects and interactive design.
In 2015, I've joined my first traditional agency to be the digital dude that they don't know shit about.
In 2018, I crossed the world to land in Singapore to work as a Senior Art Director.
In the year 2019, I went to the two most breathtaking cities I’ve ever been to, Tokyo and Paris.
In 2020 I let my hair grow as my mom always wished. Also won the first major global award for VMLY&R Singapore office.
2021 the plans are ambitious: learn how to play piano, direct a short-film, write and draw more, build a book for my photographs.
Corny motivational quote
“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.” - Maria Popova
The creative work of Daniel Tolentino. 2021.