Brazilian artist and designer will work across the agency’s Los Angeles roster of clients
Los Angeles, Calif. – April 4, 2018 – Deutsch today announced it has hired Adhemas Batista as EVP, head of design, to lead the agency’s design vision for all Los Angeles clients. Batista will manage a team of more than 20 designers and will report to Chief Creative Officer of North America Pete Favat.
“Adhemas is no stranger to Deutsch. We have worked together before and his talent as an artist is next level,” says Favat. “He has led design on global campaigns that have moved the needle for our industry. Getting him on board is a huge win for us and we are excited to have his craft on our business.”
Batista brings more than two decades of advertising design experience, working with agencies such as Ogilvy&Mather, Anomaly, TBWA\Chiat\Day and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. He has led design projects for Fortune 500 brands in the likes of Toyota, Gatorade, Coca-Cola, Adidas and Doritos, among countless others. In 2016, Batista managed all design direction for UNICEF’s short film “Malak and the Boat,” which earned five Cannes Lions including the Grand Prix for Good.
“Joining Deutsch is an exciting new challenge for me,” says Batista. “I spent a lot of time looking for the right opportunity and found that Deutsch was the perfect fit for me. I respect their history of original work and having the opportunity to work under Pete’s creative leadership was a huge draw for me. I am ready to make great work with this team.”
Since immigrating from Brazil, Batista has lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. He is a self-taught artist and illustrator.