Daniel is a Creative Art Director at AKQA Amsterdam, helping brands sell stories on interdisciplinary projects.

✐ About

Daniel Tolentino is a Brazilian Art Director based in Amsterdam currently working at AKQA with over a decade of experience in advertising agencies across South America, Asia, and Europe such as DDB, VMLY&R, Publicis, and BBDO. He has a multidisciplinary background working with art direction, design, and strategy for communication, branding, digital products, and integrated campaigns.

Yep, make no mistake, he is into AI.


His work has been featured at Shots, AdAge, Luerzer’s Archive, LBB, The Drum, Campaign, and Hypebeast to name a few, including a spot on the Ad Age's 40 Best Ads of 2023 and The Drum's Top 50 Most Awarded Campaigns 2024 list.

Different projects have been recognized in festivals like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, One Show, ADC, NYF, LIA, Eurobest, Spikes, AdStars, Effies, Gerety, and Webby in a range of categories, from Film, Craft, Digital, Innovation, Entertainment, Creative Data, to Public Service including two Grand Prix: one for Pride Pass and another for The Glitch project.

In 2023, the Art Directors Club ranked Daniel as Top 10 Europe's Art Directors.

The Drum ranked Daniel among the Top 100 World’s Most Awarded Art Directors of 2024 list.

♡  Mentorship

Mentor at The 30 Minute University
Mentor at ADPList.
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Guest speaker at Miami Ad School (Integrated Campaign/Art Direction).

Associate Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Science.

✧ Jury

Juror at festivals like:
2024 - Future Lions
2024 - Webby
2023 - New York Festival
2022 - AdForum PHNX
2021 - AdStars



Hustling since 2009


🇸🇬 Publicis Groupe
🇧🇷 DDB
🇧🇷 Accenture
and more.


Jordan, part of Nike Inc.
Ford, Allianz, Henkel, Alzheimer Forschung, Meta.
Tiger Beer, part of Heineken Company.
Intel, Colgate, Listerine, HSBC, Chevron, Zespri. 
J&J, McDonald's, AB InBev, Walmart.
Ibis Hotels, Electrolux, Serasa Experian, Saint Gobain.

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The creative work of Daniel Tolentino among many other hustlers around the globe. 2024.