Vibrant and graphic, with strong line work and a fantastic design sensibility, Davi Augusto is a Brazilian illustrator whose clients include some of the biggest global brands. But this comes as no surprise – he’s a versatile artist with his finger on the pulse of contemporary creativity.
Davi’s range is immense. From isometric maps to infographics and on to character-led editorial spreads, he’s an illustrator who can take any concept and push it to the next level. Clients love the way he picks up a brief and quickly progresses it, with a strong respect for deadlines.
The lively nature of his work is born from the vivacious city he lives in. São Paulo has always been a big inspiration with him – its graffiti, its architecture, its transport system and society itself. Davi is a multi-award-winning artist with two masters degrees in Digital and Editorial Design – from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Istituto Europeo di Design respectively.
Davi’s design-led process focusses on the brief, research and semiotics relevant to the message. The colour and emotion of everyday life feed into each project as he uses Photoshop to create imagery in an array of styles.
On first impression, Davi’s artwork is graphic and contemporary with a vector-like feel to it. However, he is extremely versatile and often conjures an organic look with pencil, ink and watercolour finishes.
English, Portuguese and Spanish.
2021 – Latin American Design Awards – Bronze
2020 – Bienal Latino Americana de Illustración – Finalist
2019 – Bienal Brasileira de Design Gráfico – Finalist
2016 – Behance Appreciation Awards – Editorial
2015 – Prêmio Abirl de Jornalismo
Client list Davi’s clients include The Financial Times, Wired, WWF, Adidas, Volkswagen, Red Bull, ESPN, Rolling Stone, WMcCANN and many more.