Renato Zandoná, born and raised in Brazil, started his career as an art director at agencies like McCann and Ogilvy, helping the latter to be recognized as 2013 Agency of the Year in Cannes.
In 2014 he was invited to help build the AKQA office in São Paulo, where his work and leadership helped the agency become the most awarded in Latin America in Cannes 2019, as well as the 7ª most creative agency at D&AD 2021.
His career has included helping build some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Nike, Netflix, Tidal, Dove, Google, Beck’s Beer, and Burger King. As a lover of all things entertainment, Zandoná has also been fortunate to work on various musical projects with iconic artists like Usher, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Emicida, Baco Exu do Blues, and BaianaSystem, the latter project being named a finalist for Best Short Form Music Video at the 21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
He has been recognized with many of the industry’s top honors, including multiple awards and Grands Prix from Cannes, Grands Clio, D&AD, One Show, Webby Awards, Ciclope, The FWA, London Festival, El Ojo, FIAP, among others.
At the end of 2021, Zandoná joined Droga5 as Chief Creative Officer to launch and build the agency’s São Paulo office.