Lenin Lima is a Brazilian-born, international creative with over 28 years of experience across multiple disciplines. He has worked his way across the globe from Brazil to Africa and Europe, making stops at several advertising agencies. Lenin Lima is currently the Creative Director of the Recife-based Agência UM.


He's behind award-winning projects such as Vodacom's “Power to You” in Africa; ATX Bahia “Anyone can have a second chance” (New York Festivals, CCSP (Creative Club of São Paulo), Best National Film 2015 (Professional of the Year / Globo); UNINASSAU’s “Bullying” (Cannes Lions 2018 shortlisted, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Lüezer’s Archive). Lenin has won over 30 international awards including Cannes Lions, the One Show, New York Festival, El Ojo Iberoamerica, Lisbon Festival, Muse Creative Awards, Cristal Festival Awards, Loeries Awards and CCSP (Creation Club of São Paulo). He also served as jury in some of those festivals (New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, AdStar + Others).


An idea-led creative by nature, Lenin turned DDB Mozambique into the most awarded shop in all of DDB’s Network in Africa for two years in a row (2010/2011). He has also helped Agência UM to become the most creative agency in northwest of Brazil, because Agência UM was awarded as “Agency of the Year” according to Colunistas Brasil and Pernambuco Advertise Award (PPP) for two years in a row (2017/2018).

He's been involved in a number of successful projects for products and services, working with clients such as Vodaphone, Iberdrola Group, Standard Bank, Mozambique Celular, SECOM - Brazil's Communications Office -, Portugal Telecom, Honda Motorcycle, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ser Educational Group and more.

Selected on top of BestAdsOnTV's list in 2014
Elected in 2017 the Creative of the Year by the Award Columnists
Helped both Agência UM (2017) and DDB Mozambique (2010) to be elected Agency of the Year in their respective local creative awards.

Served as Jury in festivals like New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, AdStar + Others



MAIN AWARDS (2009 to present)

  • CANNES LIONS - 3 Shortlisted (2018), 4 Merit Nacional Diploma (2011)
  • ONE SHOW - 3 Merit (2010)
  • NEW YORK FESTIVALS - 1 Bronze (2014)
  • CCSP (Creative Club of São Paulo): 2 Bronze
  • EL OJO DE IBEROAMÉRICA - 3 Shortlisted (2018)
  • MUSE AWARDS - Grand Prix (2017), Gold (2018)
  • LOERIE’S - 3 Gold (2013), 4 Silver (2010)
  • LÜERZER'S ARCHIVE - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018



Agência UM - Brazil

2015 - Present (Creative Director)

Propeg - Brazil

2014 - 2015 (Creative Director)


Brandia - Portugal

2013 - 2014 (Creative Director)


RGA Brazil

2011 - 2013 (Creative Director)

DDB - Mozambique

2009 - 2011 (Creative Director)

Art&C - Brazil

2008 - 2009 (Creative Director)


Ampla - Brazil

2004 - 2007 (Senior Art Director/Creative Director)

OEM - Brazil

2001 - 2004 (Senior Art Director/Creative Director)

Art&C - Brazil

2000 - 2001(Senior Art Director)

Dumbo - Brazil

1990 - 1999 (Jr. Art Director/Art Director/Senior Art Director)