Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I am a very visual kind of person. Ever since I was a young child I have always had a strong interest in puzzles that I can link to my ability to interpret visual elements. For this reason Geometry has always been one of my favorite subjects.
 I've always been interested in arts, but especially in contemporary art, design and photography and I like to combine these areas.
I have been attending art exhibitions and art openings frequently. I think it is vital to be integrated in the art community.

Most of the photography's on this blog are from work experiences that allowed me to relate professionally to the work of artists that I admire.
I learned a lot working for them: how the industry works on a practical level as well as an artistic level - what qualities are needed to succeed, and how to combine inspiration with professionalism.
I really like to study the artist's’ work and turn that into design products appropriate to the clients.
 I love creating ideas from scratch, arranging and rearranging visual elements, solving problems and finding solutions. And to me, that’s what design is.

I am very interested in the program because I believe it encourages the personal development of ideas and I want to find my own way, my personal designer identity doing a search about myself. I feel that artists are all different and I want to experiment and develop my personal practice.
 I also want to experiment, develop and learn more about editorial design and illustrations for magazines.
I think is important not to have preconceived ideas. I am very enthusiastic to experiment, and I am open to everything that a university has to offer me.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pedro Cabrita Reis Website

The Pedro Cabrita Reis website was my final school project (my PAA). I aimed to create a website which reflected an artist's work, and my interpretation of it, in its design and overall feel - a personal, but practical extension to the artist's cannon.
I tried to make a product with a streamline design, minimizing distractions from Pedro Cabrita Reis's art, and yet still utilise the essence, techniques, and features of his work to build the multimedia environment.

Home Page

Biography Page

Gallery Page

Interview Page

Contact Page

Flyer with Pedro Cabrita Reis current exhibitions

Digital Portfolio

The project goal was to develop a model of a functional Digital Portfolio for my school “Escola Secundária Artistica Antonio Arroio” with the students works from different courses.
The idea for my project arose primarily from the stark, functional design of the Lisbon Subway map: lines, branches, nodes. 
If you want to see it working:  http://www.2shared.com/video/gbPRyY5L/AA_online.html

Another animation starts when we click on the course

The courses galleries are related to the subject, for example: Photography - Camera; Art - Pencil (...)  

"Texteis", Textiles 
"Fotografia", Photography  
"Desenho", Art
These are some of galleries with the works
When we click on the numbers, different works are showed 

"Desenho", Art Gallery
"Fotografia", Photography Gallery
"Texteis", Textiles Gallery
CD with my school logotype
CD cover

                                   Folder to put the all the work

Fortunato Depero

Start Festival

     Logotype options
I used the mosquito for the image of this festival that I invented, because mosquitoes are usually associated with transmission. And this festival is all about transmission. Transmission of this new idea of a street festival, transmission of ideas, transmission of art concepts (...)

                                                Website Layout

Home page

Info- About Festival

Info- Competition 

Info- Lisbon



By the book

Project Objectives: Develop a logotype for a new gathering space called by the book, which includes a cafeteria and bookshop

Target: People interested in the world around them. Whether or not linked to the arts and industries creative.

Barcode: This idea came when I was thinking about the word identity. From there I thought how else could a barcode represent this project: identifies with this new concept of combining a cafeteria with a bookshop where you can read while you're in a cafeteria. It also reminded me of the spine of books, music (a piano keyboard), and of course the very purpose of the bar code, the decoding information. It also integrates the idea of food consumption and purchase of books.

Why orange? Reflects the energy, creativity, good disposition and is usually associated with communication.
This color seemed more appropriate because it is catchy and memorable, is compatible with potential clients and represents well what the project aims.

Typographic Compositions

I searched and I selected phrases related with typography from different authors.
Then I did a Typographic Composition with each one of them.

I found two pictures in magazines of James Hetfield and wanted to create junction respecting the identity of the faces. I cut out each image and joined them

Then I filled it with patches of text.


Layout for the club "Lux Frágil"

I tried not to modify the existing aesthetics of Lux design drastically. I took as its starting point, a photograph taken by me of the space and created from it, a compositional space to integrate the information and visual information.
I related the type of music with psychedelic art, in order to create dynamic environment.

Promotional Posters for the "Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian"

I decided to make a promotional poster for the "Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian" because I work in the concert hall and would love to watch more contemporary music concerts.
I wanted to give a futuristic aesthetic by creating purposefully divergent lines that disrupts the composition. I wanted to combine the movement and visual dynamics, with this musical expression.

Drawings and Paintings