ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.

Brand / Communication Design

Ana Couto

CEO, Creative Director

Ana Couto Agency

Rio de Janeiro

Designer graduated from PUC-Rio, Ana completed her Masters in Visual Communication at the Pratt Institute, NY, with outstanding merit, before specializing in Branding at Kellogg School of Management. In 2015, she graduated from the course OPM (Owner/President Management Program) at Harvard University. 

  Founder of Ana Couto agency, in 1993, with the objective to use Design as a tool to build stronger brands. The Agency now is integrated  brand and communication services which has more than 100 multidisciplinary professionals with different backgrounds.

  Ana has been a Branding reference in Brazil for over 25 years and has created real brand value for clients such as BASF, Beach Park, Caixa Seguradora, Coca-Cola, Coty, Itaú Unibanco, P&G, Rio Galeão International Airport, among others. Her industry recognition is reflected through several publications in international Design books and numerous awards, including: Wave Festival (2011); IDEA Brasil (2011, 2013 and 2014); Professional of the Year in Communications––Design, by the Brazilian Propaganda Association––ABP (2013), among others. Ana was also invited to be part of the Cannes Advertising Festival jury 2015 and to D&AD in London 2016. In 2015, Ana Couto opened LAJE, a learning center designed to foster creative experiences with practical tools based on three main themes: Branding, Design Thinking and Innovation.




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