Colorful and Distinctive Illustrative Style – I’m Selling Colors
Adhemas Batista is a brazilian born digital artist working for top brands listed on Fortune’ 500 and passionate about art and urban lifestyle.
“I am Adhemas Batista and I’ve been in the business of selling colors (That’s how I like to say) since the age of fifteen. Born in Sao Paulo City, Brazil, I am a self-taught digital artist living in Los Angeles building progressively Magenta (www.magenta.la), my studio.” – Adhemas Batista
“My work consists of strong colours and contrasts, I like slick forms and organic illustrations. I search every time for references and books, and look every day at design sites and other people’s portfolios. I work a lot to train my skills. When I start a project, sometimes I draft something on paper, but more often I just open Illustrator and Photoshop and get started.” – Adhemas Batista
“On my work I bring colorful and distinctive illustrative style, passionate for image making. I’ve worked for advertising agencies, design studios and interactive shops around the world and I’ve developed skills in creative and art direction, illustration, interactive, photo manipulation and photography (My newest passion).” – Adhemas Batista
Adhemas Batista has been in the business of selling colors since the age of fifteen. Born in Sao Paulo City, Brazil, Batista is a self-taught digital artist that is world-renowned for his colorful and distinctive illustrative style that he brings to his projects. Batista has worked for advertising agencies, design studios and interactive shops around the world and has developed skills in creative and art direction, illustration, interactive, photography and photo manipulation.
Batista’s creative vision has earned him many advertising and design accolades that include a Golden Lion in Cannes Festival 2009, two Gold Statues in the London International Awards, One Show Interactive, FWA, and was named Brazilian Young Creative in the Cannes Advertising Festival. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Communications Arts, Luerzer’s Archive, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and a number of international design books.
Batista has been invited to participate in a number of world-wide creative projects representing Brazil as well, he was selected as the only artist from Brazil to participate in the Coca-Cola Remix project and most recently, was one of 12 international illustrators invited by Microsoft to contribute to the Windows 7 personalization project by contributing a custom wallpaper for users to select as their desktop.
About – Adhemas Batista
Adhemas Batista began selling colors at an early age. He was born in the south of Brazil in Sao Paulo City. Inspired by the vibrancy and color of his homeland, Adhemas got his hands on a computer at the age of fifteen during an office internship and proceeded to teach himself design and programming skills. Fascinated by the interactive realm, Adhemas worked with a number of local advertising and marketing agencies, and eventually opened his own web design agency with his brother when he was only 20 years old and helped to grow their agency to 20 employees in two years time.
Given the open and creative nature of the client, Adhemas was given free reign to explore his vibrant and colorful style through concepts, designs and illustrations. When the site launched in 2005, it received worldwide exposure and resulted in a number of prestigious advertising and design awards. At the age of 25, Adhemas was sought after for his unique style and saw his career take off.
In 2006, Adhemas decided to move to the United States with his family in hopes of finding new opportunities to grow his career. Since then, Adhemas has spent time perfecting his craft while working with some of the best advertising agencies, design studios and interactive shops around the world. Always staying true to his colorful design and illustration style, Adhemas began to take on larger projects and was able to offer additional services in art direction, interactive, photography and even post production.
Most widely known for his creative work for the Havaianas brand, Batista has been sought out by some of the world’s biggest brands looking to embrace his unique style including Absolut Vodka, Adobe, Basf, Blender Magazine, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Danone, Future Publishing, General Motors, Havaianas, Hellmans, Honda, Microsoft, Myspace, Nestlé, NBC Network, Nike, Nissan, Nokia, Nordstrom, Pepsi, Puma, Purina, Renault, Sony, Symantec, Toyota, Tylenol, Unicef, Unilever, Volkswagen, Zune and many more.
Name: Colorful and Distinctive Illustrative Style
Type: Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography Design, Digital Art
Theme Colour: bright colours
Technique: Computer art, creative and art direction, illustration, interactive, photography and photo manipulation
Artist: Adhemas Batista – Los Angeles, California, United States
Agency: Create Agency – Hunnenberg 4, 5508 db veldhoven, Netherlands
Text Description: © Courtesy of Adhemas Batista
Images: © Adhemas Batista