Andre 'Dede' LAURENTINO
Brazilian born Dedé was one of Brazil's most awarded art directors for 10 years. In 2003, he became a copywriter and soon went on to win the same accolade in his new role. Over the past 25 years, he's done award-winning work for brands such as Visa, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, adidas, Hellmann's, Dove, Comfort and many others.
Dedé has 30 Cannes Lions to his name, as well as D&AD and The One Show pencils.
Alongside his career in advertising, Dede is a published author (a novel in 2005, collected essays in 2017) and also wrote TV series for Globo TV – Brazil’s largest TV network. He was a columnist for newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo for 10 years and, in 2017, did a short stint as a weekly cartoonist for Piauí, a national magazine in Brazil.