Went through the Graphic Design program at Restart, in Lisbon, back in 2004, that resulted in an invitation to work with one of my teachers, effectively kickstarting my professional career as a designer. In 2010 decided to pursue academic studies in my field, majoring in Web Design & New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating in the fall of 2015.
Brand Systems Designer
While nurturing the Blend brand to a new standard, I’ve been working on Blend.com as a marketing and recruiting tool.
Product Designer, Art Director
Was involved with a variety of teams since I first joined in 2011, spanning from UI/UX work on WordPress.com social features, to Design Lead on the mobile team around the iOS7 launch. In my last position, I worked directly on the open source core WordPress, and the WordPress.org websites.
Lead Web Designer
During my time at Público – one of the largest daily newspapers in Portugal – I had the honor of leading the web design team to bring the multiple web facets of the newspaper to a new level. We worked on setting foundations that are still in place today, and helped hire the team that is still working there.
For a short stay at Core Factor, a small IT and web design shop, I did mostly client work, while evangelizing the team to the use of WordPress and it’s advantages.
Interaction & Graphic Designer
Since I kicked-off my professional career around 2004, I quickly developed a solid roster of clients, some of which I’m still in touch with to this day.