Claudia Cristovao is the Head of Google Brand Studio APAC. She studied Communication, Film and Fine Art between Lisbon, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and London. She is an honors graduate at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and holds an MFA from Saint Martins in London.
Claudia has worked as a writer, brand developer and Creative Director for Nike, Google, Honda, Adidas, MINI, AMEX and many others, at agencies like W+K, Sid Lee and AKQA. Her projects have included music videos, interior design, art installations, digital experiences, social media campaigns and business transformations.
Claudia has been a speaker at ad:tech Tokyo, BBC, UN WOMEN and Spikes Asia, amongst other venues. She was the President of the Innovation Jury at the Cannes Lions 2020-2021 and has been a guest juror for the New York Festivals, Cannes, AdFest, Spikes, W20 and the WIRED Hack Awards. Her artworks, which link storytelling and interactivity, have been exhibited across the world, namely at the São Paulo Biennial, the Dakar Biennial, the Guangzhou Biennial, De Appel in Amsterdam and MOCA in San Francisco.