Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Marta has been in the world of graphic design since January 2015, but has worked before in various artistic fields. Her passion comes from her interest in seeing how the smallest things make all the difference. Caring about the smallest details has been part of her personality since she can remember, hence the fascination for beautifully designed magazines and books. She believes in the importance of knowing photography as part of her job.
- Start by asking whyAs my final major project I created a printed piece that puts together a series of quotes and questions, set out for graphic design students. The readers are encouraged to learn for themselves and understand the importance of setting about with the right mindset. I used the words of business men, designers, actors, comedians, psychologists, physicians, musicians, poets, and combined them in a book of inspiring messages, whispered, not telling anyone how to do stuff, but rather making one realise stuff in a different way.
- Eat your coloursAn assignment to create a storyboard for an animation explaining eight aspects of colour theory where I show the relationships between colour and the benefits in the food. Showing how eating accordingly to these aspects can help any student in making conscientious healthy food decisions. Printed at London College of Communication All photographs by Marta Jesus
- Interactive StructuresAn editorial assignment where research about structure and the city was carried out to create the content which was then designed and produced as an A3 format publication. "I started looking at the way people behave as a structure that interacts with the structural space around it. This way I realised it’s this organic, random structure which brings life to the latter. It’s the presence of people in a space which allows us to feel it, even when we aren’t inside because we know how it feels. (...) Architecture can’t behave in unpredictable ways, or else disasters might happen. However the same unpredictability in people’s behaviour is what brings a sense of curiosity when observing it. It’s an experience. It was my experience when looking at the reality in front of me, it’s the experience of the people whose actions I’m observing, and ultimately the reader’s experience when looking at this publication." Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication 2015 Set in Gill Sans and Adobe Garamond Pro Printed and perfect bound at London College of Communication All photographs by Marta Jesus Text stock: Mohawk Everyday Digital White Smooth 148 gsm and Showdown Cartridge Paper 130 gsm Cover stock: Norfolk Cartridge Paper 210 gsm
- empty spaces"Empty spaces is the name I give to this project. baring in mind that abstract forms are just like empty spaces, limited by the lines that separate them from the rest of the (empty) space, I was able to focus on the empty spaces around the city of London, and see the abstraction behind reality. Lines define directions, movements and also surfaces. Squares, planes. Planes that contain spaces, that set the boundaries for these spaces. While circle distinguish the small elements which compose the picture." Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication 2015 Printed by FE Burman Hand-bound at London College of Communication All photographs by Marta Jesus Paper stock: Zen Pure White 150 gsm Format: 150 x 150
Projects credited in
- Bloom & Wild x Boden Spring blooms TourIt all started with a floral bus run on petal power... Bloom & Wild and Boden teamed up in 2017 for a Mother's Day campaign like no other. Travelling across the Southern part of the UK, the pair teamed up for floral workshops, styling sessions and competitions. The results were: Over 3.9m impressions on social media Over 19k opt-ins Over 4,000 co-branded boxes shipped over 3 weeks nationwide 15 pieces of blogger coverage including Freddie Harrel, Rosie Londoner, Belle & Bunty 10 pieces of pre4
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- Print Design
- After Effects
- Creative Direction
- Photographic Direction
- Video Directing