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Darruda - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based animator

Daniel Arruda’s psychedelic line illustrations are like Yellow Submarine for the space age. Working under the moniker Darruda, the Rio de Janeiro-based artist loves exploring the outer limits of the galaxy and fantastical new worlds where each bizarre character he draws has a story of their own. From indie fast food outlets to major global advertising agencies, Darruda works in partnership with his clients to ensure every project blasts off successfully and every mission is a success.
Trained in graphic design and having worked in a photo studio, Darruda is well versed in the inner workings of the creative industries. Often, he creates wall-sized murals for his clients, and he has his own line of award-winning t-shirt designs, taking inspiration from retro movies and comics, and pop culture from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. His favourite artists include Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein and Stan Lee. Darruda graduated in Graphic Design from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Approach Ideas are developed in Darruda’s sketchbook before he redraws them using vector graphics on his Mac. Styles Clean, clear, freehand line work and bold colours reign supreme in Darruda’s work, alongside themes taking us to alternative worlds where anything could happen. With each image, he tries to imagine a story, backing up the overall concept with little details to give it a narrative edge.

Social Reach

Instagram: 10.8k


2006 – Camiseteria T-shirts, Rio de Janiero – Gold 2007 – Allmighty T-shirts, Berlin – Gold 2009 – Rahzo.com T-shirts, Canada – Gold 2018 – Threadless.com T-shirts, USA – Gold

Client list

Some of Daniel’s clients include Threadless, Bucketfeed USA, The Barbican Centre, Instagram, Facebook, Edicione Del Frisco and Wieden + Kennedy.
The Wave
Capture heart gif
Animation for diversity by Darruda
Alive gif animation
Boss gif animation by Darruda
Animation Short video for Christmas
Gif illustration of 80s games
Curiosity of eating food gif
Gif of darth mouse
Comic Feet animation
Meditating Friends animation
Monkey line art animation
Musichit Line art animation
Illustration of stylized cartoon anchor
Graphic design of night view
Graphic design of Vinyl old
gif animation of human brain activity while using mobile
Hand lettering of Amazonia
All star basket ball themed animation
We are the Champignons Pillow animation by Darruda
Cartoon art of 3 head dragon
Young Man Skateboarding anime
Thank you Darruda! You are a good example of talent and professionalism. The development of the visual concept of our company was excellent and we have you as one of our great partners and collaborators.
Daniel Detoni , Propzie
How lucky I am to find this professional to do the job I was asked to do. We made it soon, sticker (business card) and vignette to introduce my future videos. Very happy with his work! Thank you!
Rafael Rolim, Just Go
Daniel is a master of the line and has a peculiar and thought-provoking graphic humor. I hope we will work together again soon!
Marcelo Gemmal , Oficio Studio
Darruda is brilliant, has his own style of art. He is a professional who understands your business and proposals in the best possible way! I recommend!
Marcio Brognoni, Duende Markin
Darruda's work took the graphic presentation of my research to another level. I recommend his work for all areas!
Pablo Saturnino, Politic Scientist
I've been following Daniel's work for a long time. His professional and aesthetic growth is notorious. I had the pleasure of working with him recently on a project to design and develop a Hot Dog network. His input was incredible not only in terms of aesthetics, but also in suggesting ideas for the concept, adding a lot of value to the final result. Top!!!
Flavio Albino , Platinum FMD
Excellent job. Totally surprised us with his creativity. I can only thank this very nice professional!
Thairine Gatto, Blue Bear Bar
Darruda was very solicitous, always agile in the responses and modifications requested. Final quality work! I’m very happy with his work.”
Thiago Sol , Verdileve
Serious, competent, and very accurate professional. Manages to perfectly capture the client's idea, and transform it into a beautiful art. Super recommended!
Simone Oliveira , Dog Space Hot Dogs
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