I am a cat lover and a graphic designer with a keen eye for detail. Love minimal design and multiple visual perceptions. I also enjoy writing a few lines of copy from time to time.
I took my college degree in Product Design, at the Faculdade de Arquitetura, within the Lisbon University, with an average grade of 16/20.
Although not my first choice of degree (my passion was always graphic design), I learned a lot about team work, the design process and how to be organized and methodic. I also learned technical drawing by hand (yes, before CAD and computers) and designed a whole lot of chairs for five years.
My first steps as a junior graphic designer were in the FCB Lisbon’s design team, directed by Luís Silva Dias and Edson Athayde.
I learned a lot from this amazing team and had the chance to follow the whole process of brand communication, from the client’s brief to the graphic production. This is where I saw my first designs published and on the streets. I was also in charge of the whole Beiersdorf Nivea campaign and POS materials in Portugal. I made many great friends there and I still miss those days.
Corporate and event identity
During these years, I collaborated with a few design studios and event companies, as a designer and an inker.
I worked with well-known brands for great clients and experienced different working methods, being integrated in various teams. I met many very cool people in these places!
Santa Fe Associates
Atelier Paulo Palha
Consultório de Comunicação
I founded my own design atelier (Atelier Santa Clara), where I did pretty much everything.
This was a complete and enriching experience, because I had to work as a designer, art director, account manager and book keeper (and also had to clean up after myself). I really enjoyed working directly with my clients and understanding their needs. I am good at it. I developed a lot of terrific projects, with the help of some excellent collaborators, in many different areas. It was a fun challenge!
I’ve been developing several projects for different clients and started a small online business of creating illustrated portraits.
Along with my illustrations, I have been doing a lot of editorial and identity work, which I love. One of my recurrent clients these past few years has been the political party Bloco de Esquerda, especially during election campaign periods. It’s a great opportunity to practice my photo post-production skills, for their MUPIs and outdoor signage. They always give me a huge amount of work, with a lot of responsibility, but it’s very rewarding.
Now I’m waiting to hear about your new project. Let’s work together!
Águamais - Comércio de Produtos Alimentares (food retailer)
Águas do Norte Alentejano (water company from Alentejo)
Alda Amaral (dental office)
Ana Conduto (artist and photographer)
APEL - Associação Portuguesa de Editores e Livreiros (portuguese agency of publishers and booksellers)
Banif Financial Group
Baobab (paintings for children)
Beiersforf Portugal (skin care products)
Bloco de Esquerda (political party)
Bom Sucesso - Design Resort, Leisure and Golf
Carpe Vinum (wine related events)
Casa das Jardas - Turismo Rural (rural tourism)
Cepsa (oil and gas company)
CIG - Comissão para a Cidadania e Igualdade de Género (portuguese comission for citizenship and gender equality)
Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (portuguese data protection comission)
CPTP - Companhia Portuguesa de Trabalhos Portuários (portuguese company of port constructions)
Departamento de Matemática da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (department of mathematics)
Ducks - Consultoria, Produção e Serviços (graphic production consultant)
EDP - Energias de Portugal (portuguese electrical distributor)
Graal (religious, social and cultural NGO)
Grow - Centro de Explicações (tutoring center)
ICEL (cutlery manufacturer and retailer)
Ifavidro - Indústria de fabricação de vidro (glass manufacturer)
IPF - Instituto Português de Fotografia (portuguese institute of photography)
IP Qual - Intellectual Property and Quality
Intervisa (travel agency)
Junta de Freguesia de Campo de Ourique (parish council)
Just4Teens (parties and activities for teenagers)
Lipton Ice Tea
MPI - Meeting Planners International (corporate events)
Nova School of Business and Economics
Novartis (global healthcare company)
Oeiras Parque (shopping center)
Optimus (mobile network operator)
Pastelaria Aloma (pastry shop)
Pecado Original (romantic events)
Pimenta Rosa - Gastronomia e Ambientes (gourmet grocery store)
Polis - Viagens e Turismo (travel agency)
Poliversal (plastics manufacturer)
PT Comunicações (telecommunications service provider)
Recanto Infantil Mafalda (day care center)
Rosário Villalobos Atelier (artist’s studio)
Santillana Editores, S.A. (school book publisher)
Solar 3G - Energias de 3ª Geração (renewable energies company)
SPM - Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática (portuguese mathematical society)
Surfin - The Wave Shop (surf shop)
Taguspark (science and technology park)
Tempus Internacional (watches and jewelery trader)
Touch Group - Communication & Events
UEFA Euro 2004 (european football championship)
Zero Graus (frozen food store)