Portuguese art director at heart with a passion for graphic design and advertising since the day he laid eyes on a commercial. The only thing that surpasses this, is his passion for music and he tries to merge these two worlds together every chance he gets.
A true man of the world, Gonçalo has lived in Lisbon, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Lubango and London where he studied Graphic and media design at the London College of Communication.
He worked in agencies such as BBDO Portugal, Strat, LOWE Lisbon, and Brandia Central and is currently Creative Director in one of the oldest agencies in Portugal (over 50 years in business), Opal publicidade.
Is the co-founder and China President of Brandigo, a branding and marketing agency with offices in Boston, China and the UK. Golden has worked in marketing in Asia for over 20 years, including time in China, Japan and Singapore. He has been based in Shanghai for the last 16 years.
Golden has worked with over 100 US, European and multinational companies to help them succeed in China, and is a recognized expert on brand localization and international marketing implementation. He has been called the “Branding King of Shanghai,” and speaks regularly about brand, marketing, localization, and digital marketing to business groups and companies. He is on the Managing Committee of the e3 International Agency Network.
Graduated with honors from Omsk State Pedagogical University, Institute of Arts with a degree in Graphic Design. Chief Designer at RUSLO BRANDING & ADVERTISING agency, which is a part of INO Communication Group. INO Group is a member of the international net of independent advertising agencies Taan Worldwide and Russian Association of Communication Companies, winner of Russian and international awards, Premium Google Partner and one of the biggest, independent advertising / communication companies in Russia. She is on the top-100 list of Russian designers, according to the Russian award «Zolotaya Blokha» (http://www.goldbloh.ru).
Considered one of the most important Northeast Brazilian creatives of his generation, Daniel is a multi awarded creative with a 20 years carrier, helped building successful regional and national cases for brands such as Apple, Carrier, Castrol, Honda, GM, and others.
Awarded, speaker and member of the jury at several global creativity festivals, such as Cannes Lions, CLIO, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Cristal Festival, Ad Stars, Webby Awards, Summit Awards, Mobius Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, among many others.
Named one of the “Ten most influential creatives in Brazil in 2009” by AdvertLatina. In 2014, was named by Brazilian media the Brazilian creative that most attended to creativity juries in the early 21th Century.