Henrique Lira

Creator, Director
São Paulo, Brazil

I’m a small blue alien disguised as a human in order to buy candy without being judged. I feel judged anyway.

For me, the most important thing in a project is the people involved. I love creating and directing projects that spread love, joy,  kindness, and compassion. I want my work to feel like comedy invited the heart for a hot chocolate.

Currently working on Hello Kitty Supercute Adventures series, as director.
Represented by Gotham Group.

The Gotham Group

Siobhan Murphy
siobhan@gotham-group.com
424-288-7326

Work Experience

Series Director – Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures

Split Studio

January 2021 – Present | Brazil

Director of the first American Hello Kitty animated series – Hello Kitty Supercute Adventures. As a director, I’m responsible for guiding every step (excluding script) of each episode – storyboard, animatic, art, setup, animation, music, SFX, and post-production.

Director, Concept Artist & Illustrator

Freelancer

January 2013 – Present

Creator & CEO
ICONIC

February 2015 – December 2021 | Brazil

The company focused on providing content and education for inspiring artists. We created art-related content, courses, and online events.

Series Development

Split Studio

June 2014 – December 2014 | Brazil

Series development of WeeBoom, for Boomerang (Cartoon Network).

Creator & Director

Nickelodeon International

July 2014 – January 2015

Production of the pilot episode of my pre-school animated series, “Howdy, Harrdy”.

Storyboard Artist, Color Key Artist & Concept Artist

Coat of Arms

July 2014 – December 2014 | United States

Graphic & Motion Graphic Designer

SoloED

February 2010 – November 2012 | Brazil

Graphic & Motion Graphic Designer

Freelancer

2005 – 2009 | Brazil

Education

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Animation & Design

January 2013 – January 2014 | Enschede, Netherlands

Pontifícia Universidade Católica

Bachelor of Visual Arts with Design Emphasis

February 2010 – December 2015 | São Paulo, Brazil

Languages

English

Fluent

Portuguese

Native

Spanish

Basic

Awards

Annecy Festival

Official Selection – Special Program

Howdy, Harrdy | 2018

Anima Mundi

Official Selection – Children Animation

Harrdy | 2014

Behance

Motion Graphics Feature – 3 Projects

Harrdy | Howdy Harrdy | Disney+ Plusiversary

After Effects Feature – 1 Project

Disney+ Plusiversary

Skills

Directing, Series Development, Storyboarding, Art Direction, Concept Art, Illustration, Background Design, Graphic Design, Motion Design, Writing, Photography, JavaScript

Softwares

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Toonboom Storyboard Pro, Toonboom Harmony (Beginner), SyncSketch, Frame.io, Asana, Basecamp, Google Sheets