Carlos Pontes

Carlos Pontes

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Carlos Pontes

Carlos Pontes

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Self-taught graphic designer with a law degree. Always communicating. Email: carlos28pontes@gmail.com
Projects
  • Visual identity for Dr. Martens
    Visual identity for Dr. MartensThe project’s DIY aesthetic references how the boots over the decades always symbolised self-expression no matter the group that championed them from punks, hippies, goths or skinheads. Conceptually the visual identity is also influenced by brutalism, which undoubtably is a symbol of working-class English history just like the 1460s, thus the rough surfaces, gritty textures and blocky shapes. The colour palette is composed of the classic yellow that has been welded to the brand since R. Brig
  • Digital Exhibition Posters
    Digital Exhibition PostersWhen tasked to design the posters, I wanted to keep the works being shown in mind, but ultimately, the idea was to create visual pieces that communicated the overall feeling of each exhibition. I approached this by using leading lines in the artworks to create proportionate compositions, contrasting or complementing colours and shapes. Whilst working at the Brick Lane Gallery as a gallery assistant, I was able to learn more about how different artists approach their work artistically and some o
  • Single Artwork for Marko Kun
    Single Artwork for Marko KunThe artist wanted to portray what Hackney meant to him in a unique manner for his upcoming single. We decided to emulate the famous Grand Theft Auto cover layout to convey the different experiences one can face in Hackney with cartooned photographs of people and well-known places in the borough. Detail was a point of focus, an example of this being the Rockstar Games' logo being reworked by changing the 'R' to an 'E', due to the borough of Hackney being in east London. Overall, the single is a
  • Designing & Curating Playlists
    Designing & Curating PlaylistsEvery creative has their own way to apply their skills in hobbies that don't necessarily bring them monetary value yet still we do them out of joy, I feel like it's an opportunity to ideate unrestrained of boundaries, I will call them personal projects. Me personally, I love music like most people. But one of my personal projects would be creating playlists and designing artworks for them. Love the idea of creating playlists based on a specific concept, theme and/or feeling. I currently have 5
  • Digital Asset for Suel-Buel Gallery
    Digital Asset for Suel-Buel GalleryI was tasked with designing the digital asset for the Surpassing The Eternally Mysterious Afro-Surreal By Adjani Okpu-Egbe. The exhibition was overtly characterised by the subject matter and themes that Okpu-Egbe considers relevant to the times, it contained works whose thought provoking social commentary are deeply embedded in semi abstract Afro-surreal figurative expressions voicing an urgent need to boost parallel structures for "resisting injustice, demanding accountability, documenting even
  • Cover Letter for Job Application
    Cover Letter for Job ApplicationAll applicants were asked to describe our favourite piece of music content of all time and to think of a title that would entice people to watch if we were to make a video for YouTube based on the cover letter.
Projects credited in
  • Euphoria x
    Euphoria xThis project was a collaboration between myself & model 'Shenead' who is a music content writer for New Wave Magazine/The Pit Ldn. You can find her on IG @Shexead & on her website where she writes content on music, fashion & culture (https://shenead.wixsite.com/blog). As guessed by the title, the theme for this project was 'euphoria', so no better place than an arcade to capture that feeling. Also, doing my research on Shenead, I could tell she loves an arcade so I thought yes this is the perf
  • Exhibition sponsored by Nikon
    Exhibition sponsored by NikonI had the privilege to exhibit some work from my ongoing fine art project titled "Boys are blue" at the UKBTOG exhibition in Walsall between 25th-27th September which aimed to showcase some of the work of emerging and established black female photographers in England. Staying strict to Covid 19 guidelines the exhibition went successfully! This was my first exhibition and it was great to introduce a passion project of mine to the world, looking forward to more exhibitions! #photographer#female
  • Ocean blue tie dye by me
    Ocean blue tie dye by meFor this project I sourced the denim from The Weekday store. It instantly grabbed me due to the silhouette and flared leg shape, which gave me 70s vibes. To achieve this look I used rubber bands to get the circular design along with colour fixator, salt, washing up liquid, and 6-7 litres of water. Captured by my friend @Carlospontes
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Work history
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    Junior Product DesignerFarfetch
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    • Developing research, design, prototype, test and pitch skills to develop digital products • Working on client briefs • Collaborating in cross-functional teams
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    Lead FacilitatorThe Social Innovation Partnership
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Supporting participants in creating mental health service • Recruiting participants • Presenting final idea to potential funders
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Presenting
  • Podcasting
  • Creative Stragegy
  • Concept Creation
  • Html CSS
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Product Design
Education
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    Law and Business DegreeUniversity of Kent
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom