Welcome to my space!
I'm Nuno Leites, a Creative Motion Designer made in Portugal with sharp curiosity and a passion for graphic design, branding and typography.
I'm an anti-racist, anti-fascism, feminist, pro-LGBTQI+ and pro-choice person! ✊

PROJECT NO. 1 OF 5

Amorim Rebrand Video

Amorim is the world's leading company in the cork industry and the 150th birthday was right on the corner. Eduardo Aires Studio was chosen to make the celebrations just perfect, adding a massive rebranding to the whole company.
I got in the scene to help designing and animating a video that would represent and manifest the branding atmosphere and attitude, according to what has been already created.

Year: 2020   Client: Eduardo Aires Studio   Art Direction & Design: Eduardo Aires Studio   Motion Design & Animation: Nuno Leites   Music & Sound Design: A Clarabóia (André Aires)

PROJECT NO. 2 OF 5

Sixty Degrees

Sixty Degrees was building its brand new identity and 9 Communication was creating the whole thing from scratch. They designed a beautiful and well-thought visual personality that needed an animated video to shine even brighter.
The video had to show the mood and values of the company through the graphics and animation. It was very important to keep a clear sense of unity and consistency throughout the whole video.

Year: 2018   Client: Sixty Degrees   Branding & Design: 9 Communication   Animation: Nuno Leites & João Moreira

PROJECT NO. 3 OF 5

Helena Almeida

Calouse Gulbekian Foundation had a temporary art exhibition named "Artistas Mulheres" (Women Artists in Portuguese) where several women were represented as artists.
They wanted to mark this moment with a series of videos about the life and work of some of this world-renowned Portuguese women. The first one was about the amazing and inspiring Helena Almeida. It was a true pleasure to join forces with Brighter Films and have the opportunity to put in a video the affection I always felt by Helena Almeida.

Year: 2019   Client: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation   Script, Storyboard & Sound Design: Brighter Films   Design & Animation: Nuno Leites

PROJECT NO. 4 OF 5

Zippy Brand Video

Zippy is a Portuguese brand specialized in babies and infants, that serves parents and children from birth to preteen. This is Pacifica was creating a brand new visual identity with an amazing and playful mood.
I created a video that would not only show the brand visuals but also express its attitude, emotions and playful atmosphere.

Year: 2018   Client: Zippy   Visual Identity: This is Pacifica   Brand Signature & Copy: Miguel Durão (Stream and Tough Guy)   Motion Design & Animation: Nuno Leites

PROJECT NO. 5 OF 5

36 Days of Type

36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrator and graphics artists to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet.
I teamed up with my good friend André Santos of Estaminé Studio to join the 36 Days of Type challenge. We wanted to use our own and distinct approaches and techniques. For that, we created an alphabet based on the three basic shapes: square, circle and triangle. Then, we both explored each character with our own forms of expressions: André with papercut and me with motion.

Year: 2018   Client: Self-initiated Project   Creative & Art Direction: Estaminé Studio and Nuno Leites   Hand-cut paper: Estaminé Studio   Animation: Nuno Leites

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Services

Creative Direction \ Design \ 2D Animation \ Motion Design

Clients

Culturgest \ Saco Azul \ Zippy \ Gulbenkian Foundation \ Rádio Estádio \ Sixty Degrees \ NEOPOP \ NOS

Friends

9 Communication \ Adriana Leites \ Álvaro Martino \ Another Collective \ Dobra \ Eduardo Aires Studio \ Estaminé Studio \ Non-verbal Club \ This Is Pacifica

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I like to identify myself as a mix of a creative, a designer, and an animator. That's why I tend to call my professional action by Creative Motion Designer.

I'm a Portuguese working remotely from Portugal to wherever needs. I aim to create custom solutions for graphic design, branding and typography driven projects and other digital endeavors. I usually work with 2D Animation and mix it with whatever best fits the challenge I'm taking. For that, I often assemble a team of really nice people with distinct skills to make sure every stage of the process is thought to the smallest detail.

Besides all of this, I'm also a design and animation teacher at ESMAD - IPP and a cultural promoter at FIS - International Solo Festival and Colectivo Grua.