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(Don’t worry. I only dress like this in the weekends)

 
 

I’m a Designer from Portugal with a background in start-ups and a crush for photojournalism. I believe good work happens when you’re having a laugh.

 

1990

I was born.

 

2008–2013

Degree in Design + Post-graduation* at the University of Aveiro. This course gave me good insights on strategic thinking, project design and management, aesthetics and typography.

*Post-graduation is a fancy way of saying i dropped out of my Masters’ Degree.

 

2013–2015

The startup years. I dropped out of my Masters’ degree to co-found a design start-up: FHOLD, the cardboard laptop stand that revolutionised procrastination worldwide, but not quite.

 

2015–2017

In the post-startup life i’ve worked as a Graphic Designer working for Lavva and Tekna Creative, while designing for TEDxAveiro. It’s also during this time i’ve started writing and photographing more seriously.

 

2017–2019

I started working as a Digital Product Designer for Gen Design Studio. I was assigned to the Airtel India and Deutsche Telekom long-term projects. By this time i realised digital is the true one for me.

 

Volunteering work, Awards, Talks and
more in my Linkedin

 

Where i want to be:

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Integrate a product design team.

I wish to work in an environment where Designers, side by side with Product Owners, a Research Team and Developers iterate mistake upon mistake, based on true data, not just a personal hunch.

 

Learn the market trades.

I want to learn and practice standard and new product design methodologies. Try new tools. Be a part of something bigger and greater. Have an active voice on the work being done. Continue following and supporting the product after release.

 
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The value i can bring:

 

Solution driven

I can spot a problem when there is one, but i take more pleasure in focusing my energy on finding solutions for those problems.

 

System Freak

When working on extensive digital products, an organised system –wether it’s a design system, a pattern library or style guide– is key to a happy team and consistent design.

 

Macro, them Micro

Details don’t matter much if the overall project vision doesn’t exist. Without it, a team will run in circles until the deadline arrives, or worse, complete demotivation takes over.

 

I speak human language

Sometimes when talking with team mates, project managers or clients, we forget that at the other end there’s a human being. It’s impossible to design for humans, if we can’t behave like one.

 

Tools i’m using

 

Usual duties

Flowcharts, Wireframing, Standardization, Visual Design, Prototyping, Handoff

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I work for my heroes 

 

I’ve worked for Gen Design Studio for the last 2 years as a Digital Product Designer and i think it’s time to face a new challenge. If i seem like a good fit for your company, send me a love letter. Here are my contacts: