Adhemas Batista has been in the business of selling colors since the age of fifteen. Born in Sao Paulo City, Brazil, Batista is a self-taught digital artist that is world-renowned for his colorful and distinctive illustrative style that he brings to his projects. Batista has worked for advertising agencies, design studios and interactive shops around the world and has developed skills in creative and art direction, illustration, interactive, photography and photo manipulation.
Most widely known for his creative work for the Havaianas brand, Batista has been sought out by some of the world’s biggest brands looking to embrace his unique style including Absolut Vodka, Adobe, Basf, Blender Magazine, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Danone, Future Publishing, General Motors, Havaianas, Hellmans, Honda, Microsoft, Myspace, Nestlé, NBC Network, Nike, Nissan, Nokia, Nordstrom, Pepsi, Puma, Purina, Renault, Sony, Symantec, Toyota, Tylenol, Unicef, Unilever, Volkswagen, Zune and many more.
Batista’s creative vision has earned him many advertising and design accolades that include a Golden Lion in Cannes Festival 2009, two Gold Statues in the London International Awards, One Show Interactive, FWA, and was named Brazilian Young Creative in the Cannes Advertising Festival. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Communications Arts, Luerzer's Archive, Computer Arts, Advanced Photoshop Magazine and a number of international design books.
Batista has been invited to participate in a number of world-wide creative projects representing Brazil as well, he was selected as the only artist from Brazil to participate in the Coca-Cola Remix project and most recently, was one of 12 international illustrators invited by Microsoft to contribute to the Windows 7 personalization project by contributing a custom wallpaper for users to select as their desktop.
Batista moved to the United States in 2006 with his family to continue his creative career and now works out his studio based in Los Angeles, CA.
• Dojo’s Website - TheFWA (The Favorite Website of the Day) / England, February 20 of 2010 • Personal’s Website Portfolio - HOW’s Top 10 Sites for Designers / USA, January of 2010 • Personal’s Website Portfolio - TheFWA (The Favorite Website of the Day) / England, December 17 of 2009 • Havaianas’ Identity - Golden Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival 2009 • Premio Abre Design & Embalagem Winner 2009 • Havaianas’ Letters - Gold Medal The World Press Awards Winner 2007 • Havaianas’ Letters - Silver Medal The World Press Awards Winner 2007 • Havaianas’ Letters - Bronze Medal The World Press Awards Winner 2007 • Personal’s Website Portfolio - TheFWA (The Favorite Website of the Day) / England, July 11 of 2006 • Havaianas’ website - Flash Forward Winner Motion Category / USA, 2006 • Havaianas’ website - Communication Arts Annual Winner / USA, 2006 • Havaianas’ website - One Show Interactive Merit / USA, 2006 • The 8th Philippine Web Awards 2005 - Member of the Jury • Havaianas’ website - FIAP (Festival Iberoamericano de La Pubicidad) Gold Trophy / Argentina, 2006 • Havaianas’ website - El Ojo de La Íbero-Americana Gold Trophy Winner / Argentina, 2005 • Havaianas’ website - TheFWA (The Favorite Website of the Day) / England, June 6 of 2005. • Havaianas’ website - LIAA (London International Awards) Gold Statuette Winner / England, 2005 • Havaianas’ website - Galo de Ouro Winner / Argentina, 2006 • Havaianas’ website - IBest (Internet Best of Brazil) Gold Trophy Winner / Brazil, 2006 • Havaianas’ website - Creative Club of São Paulo (CCSP) Silver Trophy / Brazil, 2006 • Twix’s website - One Show Interactive Merit / USA, 2005 • Café do Ponto Ad Banner - MSN/M&MOnline Bronze Trophy Winner / Brazil, 2004 • Mizuno’s website - MSN/M&MOnline Silver Trophy Winner / Brazil, 2004 • MSN Virtual Costumes Interactive Campaign - LIAA Gold Statuette Winner / England, 2003 • MSN Virtual Costumes Interactive Campaign - Cannes Lions Festival Cyber Finalist / France, 2003 • WWF Brasil “Life Preservation” - LIAA (London International Awards) Short List / England, 2003 • “404 Project” - LIAA (London International Awards) Short List / England, 2003 • “404 Project” - One Show Interactive Merit / USA, 2003 • “404 Project” - Cannes Lions Festival Cyber Finalist / France, 2003 • Cannes Lions Festival Brazilian Young Creative / France, 2003
2010 • Computer Arts UK - A Decade of Design - Interview, Tutorial and cited over the Graphic Design History Timeline of the Decade as “Leading the charge to prominence of Brazilian and Latin American graphic designers” / United Kingdom • PlusWine Book “The best and more original label wines of the world” - The Baby Roogle featured / Italy • DigitalPHOTO Photoshop Magazine tutorial issue #3 of 2010 / Germany • Ondaweb Online Magazine Interview issue #1 / Brazil • Soko Online Magazine opening illustration issue #4 - Argentina • Joia Magazine issue #13 - Cover Artwork / Chile • Serafina Magazine 2 Years Anniversary - Cover Artwork Gallery / Brazil • TheFWA (The Favorite Website Awards) Interview / United Kingdom
2009 • Advanced Photoshop Magazine Issue #64 - Interview / United Kingdom • Info Exame Magazine Brazil - Process behind the Myspace Music’s visuals / Brazil • The Big Book of Green Design - Norwegian Water BA Illustration featured / USA • Bulb Magazine Issue #20 - Interview / Chile • Joia Magazine March Issue - Interview / Chile • Digital Arts Magazine January - Cover and Interview for the article “Photoshop Secrets” / United Kingdom • Creative Review Blog - “Designers Against Tibetan Abuse” Article / United Kingdom • Engadget Blog- “Windows Seven” Featured / USA • Ipro (The Interactive Producer Group) interview / USA • O Estado de São Paulo (One of the Leading Brazilian Newspaper) published an article named “Brasil exporta criatividade na internet” (Brazil exports creativity on the internet) interviewed Adhemas Batista among other talents / Brazil
2008 • DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse) Book - Artistic Collaboration / United Kingdom • Advanced Photoshop Magazine Issue #42 - “The Art of Advertising” Article / United Kingdom • Computer Arts Projects UK Magazine issue of April - Absolut Vodka collaboration featured on the “Packaging Design” article / United Kingdom • Computer Arts Brasil August Issue - Cover Illustration / Brazil • Computer Arts Brasil May Issue - Article “Ilustração Hoje e Amanhã” (Illustration Today and Tomorrow) / Brazil • Guidelines for Online Sucess - Adhemas’ Portfolio and Havaianas’ website featured / USA • Los Logos 4 Book - 5 logotypes featured / Germany • IDN Magazine (International Designers Network) “Creators’ Id Issue” - Absolut Brasil Project featured / Hong Kong • German Webdesigner’s Calendar - Interview and highlight of works / Germany
2007 • Illusive Book by Die Gestalten Verlag - 2 pages dedicated within 9 illustrations featured / Germany • United For Children Book by Apag Editions - Artistic Collaboration / France • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #141 - Featured on “THE COMPUTER ARTS BOOK OF INSPIRATIONS” as one of the 57 greatest illustrators in the world / United Kingdom • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #140 - Interview about the Global Challenging of working abroad / United Kingdom • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #135 - Branch Out Article featured / United Kingdom • Ideafixa Online Magazine issue #8 Self Portrait - Featured on the Cover / Brazil • Logology Book - The Wonderland of Logo Design by Victionary - 5 logotypes featured / Hong Kong • Revista Webdesign Brasil Interview - Revista Webdesign is a monthly publication focused in professional advice for webdesign / Brazil • Tres Logos Book - 5 logotypes featured / Germany • Idea Magazine Interview issue #13 / Taiwan • Veerle’s Blog Interview (http://veerle.duoh.com/art/comments/adhemas_batista) - Veerle’s Blog is a online blog focused on art, design, illustration and photography / Belgium • Abduzeedo Blog listed “10 Photoshop Masters” having Adhemas Batista as number 1. • Nokia Trends website for the Latin America featured in the “Tendências” (Tendencies) session.
2006 • NewWebPick Issue #6 Interview (http://www.newwebpick.com) - NewWebPick is an asian online magazine focused on art, design, illustration and photography / China • Bak Magazine Issue #5 Interview (http://www.bakmagazine.com) - Bak is a Turkish online magazine focused on art, design, illustration and photography / Turkey • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #127 - Featured on the article “Photo Shoots” / United Kingdom • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #124 - Cover Star and main article illustration “Viva Brazil” / United Kingdom • Computer Arts UK Magazine issue #120 - Featured on the “Exposure Session” for the new talents / United Kingdom • Design Taxi Interview (http://www.designtaxi.com/features.jsp?id=245) - Design Taxi is a online gateway for art, design, illustration and photography / China • Flavorpill Budweiser Select Project (http://flavorpill.net/select/adhemas/interview) - Select Flavor was a creative collaboration between Flavorpill and Budweiser Select, providing a platform for chosen artists from all parts of the globe to show their work, with interviews and creative collaboration, following by popular vote on their favorite artist, Adhemas Batista was chosen top designer by Flavorpill reader / USA • Lounge72™ Interview - Lounge72 was a blog for designers and artists / Germany • Photoshop Magazin issue of october 2006 - Photoshop Magazin is a monthly publication in Turkey focused in Adobe Photoshop - Interview and Showcase / Turkey • German Webdesigner’s Calendar - 2 works featured / Germany • BrandChannel.com quoted the Havaianas’ Website as “It’s a Kaleidoscope Masterpiece”
2005 • Illusive Book by Die Gestalten Verlag - 4 illustrations featured / Germany • K10k.net gave 3 trophies for the Havaianas’ website quoting by Peter Reid as “Best site I’ve seen in a LONG time”. • NetDiver Design Blog listed Havaianas’ website in the “2005 Best of the Year” selection. • ChinaVisual Interview (http://www.chinavisual.com) - ChinaVisual is an online platform focused on Art and Design / China • Web Design Flash® Sites book published by Taschen - Havaianas’ website featured / USA
Exhibitions and Conferences
• 2009 Sudala Santiago - Design Conference - Speaker for over 3000 people / Chile • 2007 Coca-Cola Art Remix ( http://cokeart.wordpress.com/2007 ) - The ‘Coca-Cola’ Art Gallery is a collection of images that has been designed by leading artists and designers. They have all depicted their own interpretation of ‘The Coke Side of Life’ philosophy - Artistic Collaboration / Belgium • 2007 Absolut Brazil ( http://www.absolutbrasil.com.br) - Twelve Brazilian artists was invited to work on the iconic Absolut Vodka bottles and bring their vision of the country to life - Artistic Collaboration / Brazil • 2007 Massive Territory Jakarta - Design Conference and Exhibition - 1 Poster featured / Indonesia • 2007 Inkthis Exhibition Gallery UK - Design Conference and Exhibition. Theme: Dreams and Nightmares - 2 Posters featured / United Kingdom • 2006 Studio Line L’Oreal Paris Gallery - Artistic Collaboration • 2006 Artists Play Too by Fila and NYCollective - Artistic Collaboration(http://design.nycollective.org/events/fila_project/apt) / USA