I grew up in São Paulo,

starting my career working full time as a graph operator and digital retoucher at a local printing shop. A few years later, I signed my first fashion cover, and my first multinational contract, both as designer and photographer. I then moved to Vancouver to complete a formal education in design. These days I work with well-known brands like DUER, Hitachi, Siemens, and Dish Denim, exercising my passion for design and photography.

Through my work, I aim to encourage human-centered and intuitive thinking—having the end user as the center of every project. I believe that only by understanding and having empathy towards the end audience, that effective work can be produced.

When I’m not working, I’m often reading novels and playing classical flute.

Testimonial

Clients, employers and contractors.

The Edgytor Magazine

Gustavo’s incredible work inspires me and makes me believe that talent comes from within at any age. As young as he’s determined and focused to improve himself at every opportunity, he’s going to be unstoppable as a photographer, as an art director and as an artist.

Vikki Góis
Former Editor in Chief of The Edgytor
Haus of Outré’s Creative Director

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Aromatech

Gustavo is a visionary for exclusive and distinct designs in both, photography and branding. He is innovative and excellent at managing multiple tasks while thinking ahead. His fun, positive, and professional attitude, along with a willingness to learn, has made him such an asset to our team and a pleasure to work with.

Kristen Haines
Marketing Director
Aromatech

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Jamaque Paradis Magazine

You don’t need to be very knowledgeable in art to see that Gustavo’s work carries a beautiful emotional weight. The concepts are always touching and well thought out. What can I say? My clients love it every time

Bernice Noel
Editor in Chief
Jamaque Paradis Magazine

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Exhibitions

+    Subjective Reality, Liquid Amber Gallery, Vancouver, BC » 2019
+    Meandering, inflections, and angry camels, The Fields Exhibition and Project Space,  Vancouver, BC » 2018
+    Thesis Exhibition: Brazilian Spring, Visual College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC » 2016
+    Total Work of Art, Markeshift Spaces,  Vancouver, BC » 2016
+    O corpo, Fotografe uma Idea, São Paulo, SP » 2014
+    Projeto Goela, Virtual Gallery,  São Paulo, SP » 2015

Brands

+    Hitachi
+    Siemens
+    City of Vancouver
+    Collingwood Business Improvement Association
+    DBH Law
+    Pace Creative Group
+    Paccar
+    Griffols
+    Genmark
+    Waterstreet
+    Bootealicious
+    Top to Toe wellness
+    Emporio Alexandria
+    FirstMate Pet Foods
+    DCNOY
+    Mine and Yours
+    VCAD
+    Alex Yu
+    Lotusland Imports
+    Aromatech
+    Rodrigo Rosner
+    Gustavo Carvalho
+    Igor Dadona
+    Felipe Fanaia
+    Rafael Caetano
+    Karin Feller
+    Renata Buzzo
+    Carina Duek

Published

+    Jornal de Toronto » 2019
+    Ideia fixa » 2016 + 2017 + 2018
+    Catraca Livre » 2017 + 2018
+    Mwmag » 2017 + 2018
+    Artrianon » 2018
+    Azucar Magazine » 2018
+    Boooooooom » 2017
+    For Example » 2018
+    Revista Escrita Pulsante – USP » 2018
+    Jamaque Paradis » 2016 + 2017 + 2018
+    LA Times » 2017
+    Pernambuco Cultural » 2017
+    Design Scene » 2012 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 + 2017
+    Male Model Scene » 2012 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 + 2017
+    Runway Passport » 2011 + 2012 + 2013 + 2014
+    Sexy Magazine » 2014
+    Dia a Dia Magazine » 2013 + 2015
+    The Edgytor » 2013 + 2014 + 2015
+    Bride Style » 2014
+    Be magazine » 2013 + 2015
+    The Fashionisto » 2014

Agencies

+    Pace Creative Group
+    Tasha E Productions
+    Lexignton Models
+    Richard Models
+    Canvas Management
+    Way Models
+    Ford Models
+    Joy Model Management
+    Mega Model Brazil
+    L’equip
+    Casa Agencia
+    IMG
+    NEXT
+    OUI
+    Bananas Models
+    Marilyn Agency
+    Urban Management
+    D’management
+    D’group
+    JOY