With over 15 years of global industry experience and after living in 6 different countries, Rodrigo Moran is a SVP Group Creative Director at Edelman, NY and He is also the leader of the Pirate Team – an agile based collective group of creatives in charge of making great ideas happen. 

Rodrigo believes in teamwork, collaboration and creative empowerment. He fosters his team’s problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, all through silent leadership.

His curiosity and determination to seek inspiration outside his comfort zone have allowed him to work for prestigious agencies and companies in the United Kingdom, China, Brazil and the United States. Some of these companies include Ogilvy/NY, Vidal Partnership/NY, Saatchi & Saatchi London, Duda Mendonça. Globalworks/NY and G2 Creative Studio, in Beijing.

A globally recognized talent, Rodrigo was ranked in the top 10 Creative Directors of the world and has been awarded at the most prestigious festivals in the industry. Rodrigo has 10 Grand Prix and more than 80 major awards including Grand Prix and Titanium in Cannes, Best of Show and Best of Categories at the One Show, Yellow Pencils at the D&AD, Grand Prizes and First Prizes at the New York Festivals and Clios. His most recent accomplishment is having his work acquired to the permanent collection of the MOMA and, currently, featured in the main lobby of the museum. His work is also at several other museums around the world, including the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum and Design Museum in London.

Rodrigo teaches at Miami Ad School and he’s a guest professor at NYU. He also got invited to judge several creative festivals like the Webbys, Lux Awards, NY Festivals, One Show HAATBP…

He’s been invited to several talks, workshops and seminars around the world:

- Hyperakt Lunch Talk host/speaker 2018


 - Miami Ad School/NY - Industry Hero 2018 Speaker

- Room485 Creativity Summit/Workshop host -  Moscow 2017

- Miami Ad School/Rio Opening quarter guest speaker 2016

 - Miami Ad School/São Paulo Opening quarter guest speaker 2015

According to the prestigious Brazilian business magazine Época Negócios, Rodrigo is one of the 40 Brazilians who are making the difference around the world.


Before discovering his passion for creativity,  He worked in marketing @ Microsoft/Brazil, in sales at Plug&Use, Brazil, and as bank manager @ Unibanco.

He's also fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

From a recent MBA at the Berlin Creative School of Leadership to Hyper Island/Stockholm to Miami Ad School, Rodrigo will never stop learning new ways of doing great things. And now, being recognized as a top 10 Creative Director of the World is a consequence of that:



Awards 80+ :

  • Cannes LIONS Creative Effectiveness Bronze 2018

  • D&AD Yellow Pencil Branding 2018

  • D&AD Wood Pencil Creativity for Good 2018

  • D&AD Wood Pencil Crafts for Design 2018

  • D&AD Wood Pencil Crafts for Advertising 2018

  • One Show Silver Pencil 2018

  • 4 One Show Merits 2018

  • Clio Awards Bronze 2018

  • 2 Webby Awards Honorees 2018

  • DMA ECHO Gold 2018

  • Caples Awards London Gold 2018

  • El Ojo Iberomerica Grand Prix Mejor idea latina 2018

  • El Ojo Iberomerica Gold Mejor idea latina 2018

  • 30 Cannes LIONS 2017

  • 1 Cannes LIONS Grand Prix for Good 2017

  • 1 Cannes LIONS TITANIUM 2017

  • 7 Cannes LIONS Gold lions 2017

  • 6 Cannes LIONS Silver lions 2017

  • 5 Cannes LIONS Bronze lions 2017

  • 10 Cannes LIONS finalists 2017

  • One Show BEST OF SHOW 2017

  • One Show Best of Category Cross Platform 2017

  • One Show Best of Category Design 2017

  • One Show Gold Pencil Design 2017

  • One Show Gold Pencil Cross Platform 2017

  • D&AD Yellow Pencil Outdoor 2017

  • D&AD Wood Pencil Integrated 2017

  • D&AD Wood Pencil PR 2017

  • NY Festivals 2017 Grand Prize Design

  • NY Festivals 2017 First Prize Design

  • NY Festivals 2017 First Prize PR

  • Webby Awards Social Native Advertising 2017

  • Webby Awards Social Experiential 2017

  • Webby Awards People Choice 2017

  • 4As 2017

  • Colunistas 2017

  • Cannes Lions PR 2016

  • Cannes Lions Social 2016

  • Clio Awards Social 2016

  • NY Festivals Print 2016

  • The Drum 2016

  • Graphis Talent Annual 2016

  • Creativity International 2016

  • Graphis 2016

  • The Global Awards – New York Festivals 2016

  • ADDY Miami 2016

  • Effies 2016

  • FWA - 2015

  • AWWWARDS - 2015

  • Clio Awards 2015

  • Cannes Lions Direct 2013

  • Cannes Lions Media 2013

  • Cannes Lions Direct 2013

  • LIA 2013

  • New Ad Brazil Contest

  • Archive Online Magazine

  • FIAP

Rodrigo Moran

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