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Curriculum Vitae

TIMELINE OF MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE

“Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo (Marc Vaz) Peixoto grew between the USA and Portugal, from where he has influence and roots, and where he initiated his studies and professional experience. (…) His sensorial awareness for visual arts channeled to studies in Architecture, and later in Photography, while developing early collaborations with art magazines. A path which led to his passion for Design, and acquired skills for editorial and branding, and rapidly evolved knowledge and experience through the frequent collaborations with European, North American and Japanese architecture, design and photography studios. (…) His highly developed design skills lead to collaborations with several European and South American publishers, world class luxury hotels and Portuguese art studios, where many describe Marc as very disciplined and efficient, creatively pragmatic and with a deep minimalistic sensitivity.” by Roger Mac / in “103 Weeks” / 2017

• since 2011 / PALÁCIO BELMONTE

involvement / as a strong support to the marketing department and working side by side with the owners and managers of the world prized 5* hotel, the partnership established concerns the development of all creative elements for the branding and communication of the hotel, all digital elements for the website and social networks, as well as all necessary packaging, editorial and marketing developments, rather for the hotel itself, its events and happenings, or associated projects.
main areas of development / brand management + digital/social design
additional acting areas / concept design + editorial design + webdesign
supporting areas
 / packaging + photography
company / Palácio Belmonte Lda
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . p a l a c i o b e l m o n t e . c o m

• since 2011 / MINDAFFAIR MEDIA HOUSE

involvement / partnership established as head of the Art & Design department, in order to develop, coordinate and execute all concept, creative and design elements associated to the publisher and its projects, with special focus on its photography collection books and photography themed magazines.
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design + digital design
additional acting areas / brand management + packaging + social media design + webdesign
company / MindAffair Lda
location / Monte Estoril / Portugal
contact / w w w . i s s u u . c o m / a l m a l u s a . o r g

• since 2009 / ARTE FOTOGRÁFICA MAGAZINE

involvement / collaboration established for the redesign and new concept of the magazine (in 2009) and continuous production of all Arte Fotográfica editions since then, both printed and digital, as well as all additional branding, marketing, digital and social elements necessary for the communication of the magazine.
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design + digital design
additional acting areas / brand management
company / MindAffair Lda
location / Monte Estoril / Portugal
contact / w w w . i s s u u . c o m / a l m a l u s a . o r g

• since 2009 / WAY OF ARTS

involvement / partnership established as head of the Art & Design department, responsible for the creativity, development, implementation and brand management of all internal and external graphic, marketing, communication, digital and editorial design of all active departments of the company and related or associated projects, through a close connection with the company CEO and founder, and project manager assistant.
main areas of development / brand management + digital/social design + concept design
additional acting areas / editorial design + webdesign
supporting areas
 / packaging + photography
company / Away of Arts Lda
location / Cascais / Portugal
contact / w w w . w a y o f a r t s . c o m

• since 2016 / ITHAKA

involvement / collaboration established for the production of all products associated to the world famous surfer and artist, as for the development, coordination and execution of all image and design tasks, rather for the online shop, the art happenings and events, or the merchandising/packaging elements, also with a collaborating support directly with the artist for communication and marketing purposes through branding, marketing, digital and social design.
main areas of development / concept design + brand management + webdesign
additional acting areas / digital design + packaging + editorial design
supporting areas
 / social media design
company / Ithaka – Darin Pappas
main location / São Paulo / Brazil
secondary location / California / USA
contact / w w w . i t h a k a o f f i c i a l . c o m

• since 2014 / WAVE KORE Social Network

involvement / responsible for the creative concept/idea, boosting the projects brand from ground zero and therefore responsible for the development, coordination and execution of all image and design elements, WAVE network is still in development due to sponsor negotiations. Targeted to the sports cores, with special focus on surf, skate, snowboarding and general board sports, Wave Kore is a network that seeks to enable a more natural and flowing networking relationship among people that share the same interests. Its dynamics and concept present new digital features that intend to underline a 100% privacy and interest based relationship with innovated digital connection features and multimedia reality stream sharing, as well as a fully powered portal to all major info and lifestyle of the surf(ing) universe.
main areas of development / concept design + brand management + webdesign + app design
company / Briva Global
location / Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
contact / w w w . w a v e k o r e . c o m

• since 2012 / ONFIRE SURF MAGAZINE

involvement / collaboration established for the production of all ONFIRE Surf editions, collection books and any additional editorial projects of the publisher, as well as all branding, marketing, digital and social elements, with the exception of the ONFIRE Surf Scrapbook (digital project).
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design + brand management
additional acting areas / digital design + packaging
supporting areas
 / social media design + webdesign consulting
company / Magic Milk Shake Lda
location / Oeiras / Portugal
contact / w w w . o n f i r e s u r f m a g . c o m

• since 2011 / CASTELNAU DES FIEUMARCON

involvement / as a support to the marketing department and working directly with the owners and managers, the partnership established with the 12th century castle, renovated as an event space, concerns the development of all creative elements for branding and communications, all digital elements for the website and social networks, as well as all necessary packaging, editorial and marketing developments.
main areas of development / brand management + digital/social design
additional acting areas / concept design + editorial design + webdesign
supporting areas
 / packaging
company / SARL – R.R.G.
location / Toulouse / Lagarde / France
contact / w w w . g a s c o n y . o r g

 • since 2010 / DILEMA MAGAZINE

involvement / collaboration established for the concept design and production of all Dilema editions, both printed and digital, as well as all additional branding, marketing, digital and social elements necessary for the communication of the 30x37cm collection magazine that exclusively features the finest of fine art photography.
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design + digital design
additional acting areas / brand management
company / MindAffair Lda
location / Monte Estoril / Portugal
contact / w w w . i s s u u . c o m / a l m a l u s a . o r g

• since 2015 > 2016 / DB+ MARKETING & DESIGN

involvement / essentially responsible for the design and develop all concept, creative and editorial design projects of the companies clients/accounts, as well as its own personal projects, with an additional support to the development of graphic and communication elements for marketing purposes of clients.
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design
additional acting areas / brand management + packaging
supporting areas / digital and social design + photography
company / DB+
location / Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
contact / w w w . d b m a i s . c o m . b r

• since 2013 > 2014 / AKTO STUDIO

involvement / responsible for the creative concept/idea, boosting the companies brand from ground zero and therefore responsible for the development, coordination and execution of all image and design elements associated to the studio and its projects, rather graphic, digital, social, editorial and photography. AKTO is a contemporary style arts and crafts studio with a special multidisciplinary approach and transversal creative projects that specialises in conservation and restoration, recycling, and industrial, product and interior design, showcasing each of its departments through the latest and most innovated outcomes, that include eco-friendly and sustainable solutions.
main areas of development / brand management + digital/social design + concept design + photography
additional acting areas / editorial design + webdesign + packaging
company / Arts and Krafts Technologies
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . a k t o s t u d i o . c o m

• 2013 / THE CRIME JOURNAL

involvement / responsible for the creative redesign of the 30 year old journal and the editorial design of all weekly editions during the period of 6 months.
main areas of development / editorial design + concept design
company / Grupo Cofina / Correio da Manhã
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . j o r n a l o c r i m e . p t / w w w . c o f i n a . p t

• 2010 > 2013 / LIQUIDIMAGES.EU Social Network

involvement / concept design and production of the international photography network that sought to offer professional and amateur photographers worldwide a new virtual home that, besides the standard social profile features, was a dynamic photography portal with a variety of options in what concerned: print-on-demand and digital publishing services for fine art printing; themed photography magazines; multimedia presentations and tutorials; photography collection books + personal digital publishing tools to release your own publications (also printable through print-on-demand); online competitions and an online “garage sale”. A social network sponsored by Samsung during its 4 years of existence and highlighted as the first photography project + portuguese app featured on Samsung’s Smart Tv’s.
main areas of development / concept design + webdesign + app design + brand management
additional acting areas / social media design + editorial design
company / MindAffair Lda
location / Monte Estoril / Portugal
contact / w w w . l i q u i d i m a g e s . e u

• 2011 > 2012 / ÁGUAS DO VIMEIRO

involvement / as a strong support to the marketing department, the partnership established concerned the development of all creative elements for the branding and communication of the company, all graphic and editorial projects and elements, as well as all necessary packaging and marketing productions.
main areas of development / concept design + brand management + editorial design + graphic design
additional acting areas / packaging + social and digital design
supporting areas / marketing + image editing
company / Empresa das Águas do Vimeiro Lda
location / Torres Vedras / Vimeiro / Portugal
contact / w w w . a g u a d o v i m e i r o . p tw w w . e a v . p t

• 2010 > 2012 / PROTHEOS

involvement / responsible for all image and design developments, coordination and executions related to the brand during the two years, within a team of 5 acting creative directors. Protheos is a personal development program that provides companies, institutions and schools with support in the search for new solutions in dealing with both inter-personal and intra-personal relationships, maximising resources through a program of connections applied by the fusion of science, philosophy and arts, seeking to intervene through knowledge and sensorial awareness based on cultures and mentalities, transversal and multidisciplinary concepts, digital culture, organicism, info-ethics, etc.
main areas of development / concept design + brand management + editorial design
additional acting areas / webdesign
company / Aldeia da Saúde Lda
location / Estoril / Portugal
contact / w w w . p r o t h e o s . p t

• 2009 > 2012 / ABOUT:BLANK MAGAZINE

involvement / founder and editorial director of the magazine and project, responsible for the coordination and management of all editorial content and design. The magazine was exclusively digital and dedicated to the latest international tendencies and outbreaks in architecture and design, specially focused on sustainability, top contemporary projects, eco concepts, sophisticated experimental design, and innovative creative solutions to efficient “green” and modern architecture and design lifestyles.
main areas of development / editorial director + editorial design
supporting areas / social and digital design
company / about:blank
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . a b o u t b l a n k . p t

• 2009 > 2010 / DARCO MAGAZINE

involvement / collaborator of the bilingual architecture magazine as responsible for the portuguese  and/or english translation of the “Em Trânsito” article (meaning “In Traffic”), which was an interview section with major national and international architects. The transcripts were done through the english and/or portuguese audio files of the interviews and therefor translated and edited for both versions of the article.
main areas of development / english and/or portuguese translation + article editing
company / Mesclagama Editora Lda
location / Porto / Portugal
contact / w w w . d a r c o m a g a z i n e . c o m

• 2009 / ARTISTLEVEL.ORG Social Network

involvement / responsible for all image and design production of the graphic, communication, digital and social design of the network, giving additional support to the marketing department. The social network was an exclusive portal for artists to feature and sell their art through specialised tools that would enable them to better display and communicate their work, for higher performances and visibility.
main areas of development / concept design + graphic design + brand management + social and digital design
additional acting areas / editorial design
company / Artist Level Network Lda
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . a r t i s t l e v e l . o r g

• 2008 > 2009 / PRESSFOCUS MARKETING AGENCY

involvement / responsible for the Art & Design department as Editorial and Art Director in the development, coordination and execution of all concept, creative and design elements associated to the agency and its clients/accounts projects, with special focus on the brand management of internal and external marketing communications as well as the graphic and editorial design of a few magazines and collection books.
main areas of development / editorial director + art director + concept design + brand management + editorial design
additional acting areas / photography + image editor
supporting areas / marketing
company / Press Focus Lda
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . p r e s s f o c u s . p t

• 2006 > 2009 / +ARQUITECTURA MAGAZINE

involvement / initially hired as Editorial Assistant to help enable the magazine to an international level, the contribution developed and creative ideas presented powered the promotion to Editorial Coordinator nine months later due to the boost the magazine obtained in both the portuguese and international markets. Further on the editorial contribution to achieve higher top level studios around the world, and the creation of new styled sophisticated articles, as well as a new design proposal for the magazine’s layout, brought the issue to its highest achievements and recognitions, also leading to the promotion to Editorial Director.
main areas of development / editorial assistant + editorial coordinator + editorial director
additional acting areas / editorial design
company / Arcatura Lda
location / Lisboa / Portugal
contact / w w w . m a i s a r q u i t e c t u r a . n e t

• 2012 / SAMSUNG PORTUGAL 2012 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

involvement / Contributing Juri, from the Liquidimages.eu social network team, for the national photo competition in 2012, powered by Samsung Portugal in associated with the international photography network and portal.
company / Samsung / www.samsung.com
location / Lisbon / Portugal

• 2011 / SAMSUNG PORTUGAL 2011 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

involvement / Contributing Juri, from the Liquidimages.eu social network team, for the national photo competition in 2011, powered by Samsung Portugal in associated with the international photography network and portal.
company / Samsung / www.samsung.com
location / Lisbon / Portugal

• 2009 / CARMO DECK AWARD

involvement / Juri element to the international competition, opened for all architecture students in Portugal and Spain, Carmo Deck Award 2009, as Editorial Director and representative of the media partner +Arquitectura magazine. Responsible for the reception and evaluation of all competition entries, voting and press communication for the final results in 2010.
company / Carmo / www.carmo.com
location / Lisbon / Portugal
press / www.carmo.es/noticias/carmo-deck-award-ii/5/6

• 2012 / ONFIRE SURF MAGAZINE

edition / ONFIRE Surf #59 / October November 2012
article name
 / Quiver
article sinopse / themed article featuring the personal quivers of selected top surfers and the story/lifestyle behind their personal boards and preferences. The magazine dedicated the article to the artist Ithaka, as an exception and special piece due to his recent 2012 event, in November 2012, showcasing his most recent sculptures of “The Reincarnation of a Surfboard” series, offering an alternative view on the concept of “quivers”.
article content / text entitled “Nunca viste um Quiver assim” by Marc Vaz + bio photo of Ithaka taken and edited by © Marc Vaz

• 2007 / +ARQUITECTURA MAGAZINE

edition / +Arquitectura #13 / April 2007
article name
 / Elogio ao Silêncio
article sinopse / themed article featuring artistic pieces or projects, experimental approaches, concept designs, essays, philosophical theories, historical or cultural insights in the fields of photography, arts and crafts, painting,  illustration, sketches, writings and general visual arts, that elaborate in the voice of the first person the emotional experience and character of an expression, movement, story or vision.
article content / text entitled “Silêncios” by Marc Vaz + photo © Claudia Abrantes