Maite Albuquerque - Concept & Design


Maite Albuquerque

Originally from Brazil, Maite has an Art background and got started in her home country as a designer 11 years ago. Her career took her to Lisbon, Chicago, New York and LA. She is a hands-on Designer that was part of award-winning production companies like B-reel to renowned agencies like Ogilvy NY, 72andSunny LA currently being Creative Director at Mother.


Her work has been featured in major news outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, Wired magazine and many others. She is proud to have won a handful of awards including One Show pencils, Webby Awards, FWAs, a Cannes Cyber Lion and recently an Emmy nomination. While she is proud of her awards she’s even prouder to be involved in projects that help empower girls. She participated in a project that helped provide 10 years of education for 58,000 girls in India and a project in US for Google that introduced nearly 1 million girls to code.

She describes herself as a forever learner and loves sharing experiences with her teams. She is currently a mentor in a program called "Gatas na Gringa”(Cats Abroad)  which is a mentorship program designed for Brazilian women who work with  advertising in the US to share experiences and mentor creative women in Brazil that want to set up a portfolio that works best for the US. 



Emmy Awards

Nominated for Best Commercial - Year in Search


Cannes Cyber Lions 2011

Bronze - A Girl Story

One Show Interactive:

Bronze Pencil - Year in Search

Gold Pencil - A Girl Story 

Silver Pencil - Wok Connect us all

Merit - Craft - A Girl Story 

Merit - Online Film and Video - A Girl Story 

Finalist - Holiday Lights


Tomorrow Awards

Shortlist -- A Girl Story 


Webby Awards

Honoree (in 4 categories) - A Girl Story 

People's Voice - Holiday Lights

People's Voice Award - Ok Google ( Google’s App launch campaign)


Net Awards 

Interactive site of the year finalist - A Girl Story 


Digital Media Awards Asia

Finalist - A Girl Story 



A Girl Story 

Union Work Connect us all

Bravest man in the Universe

CNN- Election Tracker

Verizon - Direct Line to Santa


AICP Next Awards

Shortlist - Holiday Lights



Most Innovative Partnership of the Year - Holiday Lights





Mother - Los Angeles

Creative Director • January 2017 - Currently


72 and Sunny - Los Angeles

Sr Designer/ACD Art Director • May 2015 - Currently

Clients: Google & Target


Ogilvy & Mather - New York

Sr Art director • July 2013 - May 2014

Clients: Coca Cola & Ikea


B-Reel - New York

Sr Art director • November 2011 - July 2013

Clients: Google, Verizon


Strawberry Frog - New York

Art director • May 2010 – November 2011

Clients: Pampers, Future friendly (P&G), Jim Beam, Emirates, Nanhikali NGO


Sponge - Chicago



Freelance Art director • December 2009 – April 2010

Clients: Denin6 (jeans brand)


Pony Tale - Lisbon

Freelance Art director • November 2009 – December 2009 

Clients: Discovery Channel


Artplan - Rio de Janeiro

Art director • September 2008 – June 2009 

Clients: Sedex (Brazilian Mail) & Banco do Brazil (Brazilian bank)


DraftFCB - Rio de Janeiro

Art director • September 2007 – August 2008

Clients: Kraft Food  &  Johnson and Johnson