Although he’s a Japanese-German descendant, Steve was born in Brazil and has a Portuguese citizenship. He first joined the Publicis network through Leo Burnett Lisbon in 2009, playing a key role as copywriter in the team that led the agency to be recognized as the best in the country for 6 consecutive years in El Ojo de Iberoamerica.
During these 9 years at the group, Steve has had the privilege of working with highly talented people. Together they managed to win important awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, LIA, NYF, Eurobest, ADCE, El Ojo, FIAP, Creative Club of Portugal and others.
In 2018 he has been nominated the Best Creative Director of the country in the Creative Club’s National Ranking.
These days, he’s the Executive Creative Director in charge of leading the Publicis Groupe in Portugal.