I’ve done many different things in my life so far, from working as a tattoo artist, to fitness and dance instructor, all exploring things I adore: dealing with people and activities that fuel my creativity. I believe all those experiences have shaped me to where I am today.
Went through a Graphic Design program at Restart, in Lisbon, back in 2004, that eventually got me a private 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.