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I help driven companies build better performing products which are meaningful and beautifully connected to the future of their business.

I'm Cary Da Costa, creative director and identity designer from Canada with over 15 yrs experience, living in the Dutch lowlands working with local & global brands. I began as a fanatic graphic designer + art director where my career has moved swiftly into brand and identity design for product and digital technology.

My trusted approach is multidisciplinary altogether. I embrace a round-the-clock curiosity for digital, print and animation while combining my roots of art direction, identity and graphic design. All things considered, I deliver no-nonesense creative and build experiences that engage users, nothing middle-of-the-road. I am constantly driven by the challenge of designing for growth while customising all aspects of creative, fit for purpose.

Demandingly I help brands stay relevant in a world-gone-digital. I aim to build experiences people can connect with while constantly raising the bar— rethinking everything until final delivery. I am also keen on bringing stories to life making them both impactful and memorable.

Key skills and disciplines: identity design, art direction & photography, modular design systems, digital and print typography, paid social design and performance-driven creative, making design scalable across channels, digital UX design and creative user interface, packaging design

Until now, my creative journey has led me here with +15 years of experience working for exciting local & global brand like AMAZON, UBER, PHILIPS, the Walt Disney Company, the City of Rotterdam & The World Health Organization.

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  • Vision

    • Making brands beautiful_
    • Building better products_
    • Bringing stories to life_
    • Creating engaging experiences_
    • Custom fitting creativity_
    • Making design scalable_
    • Satisfying curiosities_
    • Working harder_
  • How I see it

    • I see what I like_
    • Fearless of change_
    • Not into payoffs_
    • Avoid the overpromising_
    • Enjoy the joy of listening_
    • Build things to believe in_
    • Always upgrading the toolbox_
    • After awhile, doing becomes knowing_
  • Services

    • Brand & identity design_
    • Art direction_
    • Brand strategy_
    • Digital design CX UX UI_
    • Social media design_
    • Advertising_
    • Print_
    • Packaging_
    • Naming & messaging_
    • Creative sprints_
  • What I offer

    • No nonesense approach_
    • Activating brands_
    • Growing digital futures_
    • Boosting brand life_
    • Scaling performance_
    • Building strategy that works_
    • Making a plan that happens_
    • Benefiting business with creativity_
    • Creating winning results_
    • Delivering finished business_