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In 2021 I made some banners for the company Skinworld, a CS:GO skins website where fans of the game trade, buy, and sell their skins.
Here are some examples of banners developed:
Back in 2018 SK was close to signing the full Brazilian squad – led by coach Apoka with chelo, fnx, kng, felps, and b1t. Sadly, due to sponsor obligations, SK Gaming had to drop the CS:GO team, some weeks before the scheduled announcement.
The pictures below are from the announcement that was supposed to happen.
The concept was developed by me and the team, and I wanted to link the street art from Brazil to a business setting, because I never saw, at that point, CS:GO players in suits, and I wanted to play with the contrasts between the street heroes and the serious business team atmosphere!
Photos by SK Gaming photographers:
A bit of behind the scenes shots that I really like:
Since 2020, I’ve been an employee of HLTV, a news website and forum that covers professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive esports news, tournaments, and statistics daily updated.
For the past 2 years, I managed their larger community in large community and created content for the forums and Social Media.
I worked on different kinds of projects across HLTV’s social platforms, always trying to keep our narratives exciting and engaging for fans worldwide.
Here are some of my favorite tweets I’ve done for HLTV so far:
Announcement video for the journalist Roque Marques, using a well know Brazilian-CSGO-meme “I will trust Roque Marques” – to communicate about our new hire
Some artwork and concepts we did for Social Media:
FTW – one of the largest Portuguese esports organizations, asked me for a logo proposal. They decided to keep their old identity, but here’s my logo proposal. The goal was to have a more minimal approach to their eagle head that would make the branding cleaner and easy to adapt to the different mediums required by esports organizations: social media banners, overlays, jerseys, and overall merch.
We wanted to give a fresh and minimal approach to the eagle head, but we did an illustration for fun, because we thought a drawing would make a great t-shirt for the fans!
Esports Bar now called Esports Conex, is an event that happens yearly that provides gaming and esports industry
professionals, with conferences, workshops, and networking meet-ups – the goal of Esports Conex is to be inspire business peers,
do business, and share experiences and knowledge.
We worked together for 4 months where I developed images and copy for articles together, focusing on hot topics and trends in the industry, have a look at
some of the work we developed together:
Kudos is a Swedish and Berlin-based company, they provide gamers a platform that pretends to unify fintech, e-commerce, and play-to-earn mechanics to revolutionize how gamers are rewarded through a Prize system that is unique, as well as a coin that cannot be used on several gaming platforms.
The identity of Kudos was based on a guiding star and aim symbol so common in first-shooting games, they wanted the symbol to be strong and recognizable since it was going to be used as a coin, and at the same time they didn’t want to fall on the usual champions of diamonds and arrow shapes.
Lurkit is a fast-growing Swedish gaming tech company on a mission to deliver the best ecosystem that connects all major stakeholders in gaming, the Swedish company approached me in 2021 to make a few customized banners for their new influencer platform.
The concept was a journey of the creator, that starts with research, as you can see in the first picture, the client wanted an illustration of a library to demonstrate
the action of the research done by the content creators about their best strategies to grow their platforms.
The second image, Lurkit asked me to illustrate a rocket taking the flight to the sky, symbolizing the creators’ success, once they gathered their best tools, they could fly to the stars.
I’ve had the great chance to collaborate with Schalke, redesigning their main social media and streaming assets with an emphasis on the League of Legends, FIFA & PES franchise. Schalke 04 is one of the oldest football clubs in Germany and the Esports club needed a redesign, the challenge was to sophisticate the club visual line without taking away the identity of the club, which is extremely settled duo the traditional roots of the club. Here, we have a selection of wallpapers, social media postings, illustrations, logos, and overlays.
Tweet when Schalke broke their losing streak, one of the favorites, done with a help of a fan and friend:
Personalized letters for players made for ESL ONE NEW YORK. After a long journey is nice to have a surprise waiting for you in your hotel room. A small touch of empathy does miracles for motivation. Photos of the letters were shared by players and all over social media bringing the community together.
THE ETHEREAL AND THE MUNDANE #CREATEGODS
As much as we wish to bring the stars closer to the public, we still need to create a realm of worship around them. People love to know more about their heroes. Where do they come from? What’re their dreams? Fears? Plans for the future? Create a profile, create a story, bring them close to the people and yet, bring their own legend to life. This brings unlimited content to the fans.
I know players want to practice and hate media days, but we can still entertain them and the fans with the right ideas. With this idea in mind, I created a few player’s portraits.
Featuring: JANKOS, FALLEN, TAZ AND FOX.
Perhaps, the most important job of the ESL era. Art Direction used in 2016 for events like Cologne, New York, Hamburg, and Genting. The ESL crew idealized a bright blue Key Art in order to bring a necessary contrast in the stage since the interior of the stadiums have low illumination. The shape and color of the ESL ONE logo was used as base for the asset construction.
On the road for ODENSE for the Pro League Finals in December 2017 the Danish fans had the opportunity to celebrate the event even further, ex-pro player pimp and ESL announced a Danish high school tournament in order to find Denmark’s CS:GO, newcomers. Every high school in Denmark was invited to provide one team representing their university, academy, or college. All players of that team consisted of students of the respective high school.
ESL 20 MINUTES OF FAME
Weekly show produced by ESL with many different guests across the industry.
A show produced by Chad Burchill AKA SPUNJ with other guests, where they would discuss the state of affairs of the overall CSGO community.
INTEL GRAND SLAM
Initial logo for the Intel Grand Slam. Never used. The Intel Grand Slam is a prize of $1,000,000 to the first team that wins 4 premier events organized by ESL or DreamHack Masters during a window of 10 consecutive events. In other words, when a team wins an ESL or DreamHack Masters event, they have to win 3 out of the following 9 events to be rewarded the Grand Slam. This prize is given directly to the players.
Assets created for the Clash Royal Team announcement in 2018. We want to create a strong vibrant style and an interesting narrative. The hashtag #SKINGDOM was warped around the theme of castles, princesses and golem barrels.
We had just a couple of days to prepare an announcement. With the team roster still incomplete, we decided to use original footage from Supercell with our own voices on top of it.
LOS ANGELES CONTENT
While we were in Los Angeles, we visited the Museum of Selfies with our team. I was responsible for the script, organizing the whole trip, ensuring everyone had fun, and contributing to the great fun energy!
Edits by @Unt0uch3D
Social Media Images:
Some of my favorite Illustrative work done for Esports.
POSTERS FOR GAMESCOM 2017
SK GAMING ILLUSTRATIONS
Celebration of 25th of April, freedom day in Portugal.
SEXTOU means “It’s Friday” in Brazilian Portuguese.
Portuguese-Culture inspired League of Legends Champions, Portuguese people will get the joke.
ESL ONE BELO HORIZONTE 2018 was a CSGO event held in Brasil. I was responsible for creating an identity that celebrated their love and passion for the game. The assets were used across all platforms regarding the event, from social media assets to the stage branding itself. Traditional and digital painting methods were combined to bring the edginess and uniqueness needed to illustrate the dynamism and colorful style associated with Brazil.