Fernando Silvestrin
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Fernando Silvestrin

Freelance creative in Lisbon & Hamburg

Available for freelance work. Remote or onsite.

9 months ago

About

I make stuff up for a living as a Brazilian freelance creative based in Lisbon. 15+ years of experience working with global brands and advertising agencies across the globe.

Projects

Ongoing

Idle Shorts is a creative lab for short-form storytelling focusing on lean production and collaboration. It was founded in 2016 by Fernando Silvestrin and Iliès Terk at Hamburg's Kino Kabaret as a film experiment on idleness. The project has since evolved into a versatile platform for short-form narratives.

2023

Inspired by the boom of great AI trailers I decided to have a go at it: Ashes - An AI Cinematic Experiment. Created using Midjourney, Runway and Elevenlabs.

2018

Creator of the Flaschenkino app — built to raise awareness for Viva con Agua social projects.

Side Projects

Ongoing

Weekly newsletter about the art and craft of screenwriting and everything in between.

Writing

2020

This guide covers all basic aspects of content marketing and gives you the ins and outs of what it takes to run a content marketing business.

2020

We’ll explore the main concepts around user experience and UX design, so you’ll be able to create a website that attracts, engages, and converts visitors into customers.

2019

Case study for Flaschenkino app — built to raise awareness for Viva con Agua social projects.

Exhibitions

2018
Hamburg

Work exhibited at the international art, music and culture festival, initiated by Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. and FC Sankt Pauli in Hamburg.

2014
Hamburg

Interactive Installation insinde a bunker.

Speaking

2015
Art Creates Water at Mercedes Me Store
Hamburg

Keynote speaker for the Flaschenkino project and its social relevance for Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V.

Awards

2023

Honourable Mention Prose Category

2019

Short Film Category with "Waiting for the Tea to Brew".

2019

Short Film Category with "Waiting for the Tea to Brew".

2013

Finalist for the Young Lions competition representing Germany.

2013

Finalist for the young talent film competition.

2012
2012

Bronze in Design category.

2012

In Book for Design category.

2012

Silver Pencil in Design Category

2010

Finalist Student of the Year Award with two print campaigns published.

Features

2019

Founder's interview for Hamburg's lifestyle digital magazine.

Work Experience

2019 — Now
remote

Working with advertising agencies and business, helping with art direction, concepts, brand strategy and visual communication.

2017 — 2020
Hamburg

Designed & launched a new brand of handmade Kombucha beverages.

2016 — 2019
Hamburg

Responsible for Sanofi and Babybel creative campaigns.

2015 — 2016
Hamburg

Created a global campaign for Nivea Men. Produced work for Nivea Body and Hair product lines.

2011 — 2014

Produced award-winning work for BARMER Health insurance. Created visual look & feel for BMW X Models global launch campaign. Art director responsible for BMW Design global campaign

2010 — 2011
Hamburg

Developed campaign visuals and concepts for Biersdorf.

2010 — 2010
Hamburg

Supported the senior creative teams with design and concepts for Mercedes-Benz.

2009 — 2009
New York

Supported senior teams with design and concepts. Produced work for Febreze and NFL.

2009 — 2009
Sydney

Supported the senior creative team with design and concepts for Volkswagen.

Volunteering

2014 — 2018
Hamburg

Creator of the Flaschenkino app to support the social projects for Viva con Agua. VcA — a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg, campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide.

Education

2022 — Now
Lisbon

Currently pursuing a Master's degree focusing in Screenwriting.

2021 — 2022
2008 — 2010
Miami

Two year Art Direction Program.

2004 — 2007
Campinas

Shortlisted thesis at Brazilian Society for Interdisciplinary Communication Studies.

Certifications

2019

Understand the frameworks, concepts, and models of brand strategy that drive value. Deep comprehension of brand identity, and architecture to leverage this understanding for growth. Able to communicate brand value consistently and proactively to improve their firm's value proposition and competitive differentiation.

Contact

Writings
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