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Graphic Designer, Art Director

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About me

Oscar Maia is a Graphic Designer and Art Director based in the city of Porto, Portugal. With a career nearly a decade old, he’s been having the pleasure of working on great projects alongside wonderful and talented people. Until 2014 he was part of former Atelier Martino&Jaña’s core team. From that year onto 2017, he collaborated as Senior Designer and Art Director with multidisciplinary award-winning White Studio. Specialised in developing creative strategies applied on print, editorial, branding and webdesign, today he works on a freelance basis with a wide range of clients dedicated to the cultural and comercial fields. His work is described as aesthetically simple and bold, steadily balancing great attention to detail with typography and composition.

Skills

  • Editorial Design
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Branding
  • Poster Design

Work history

2017

Senior Graphic Designer

White Studio

Oct 2014 - May 2017
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Full Time

2014

Graphic Designer

Atelier Martino & Jaña

Jun 2008 - Aug 2014
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Full Time

Education

2009

4 year Bachelor in Communication Design

ESAD Matosinhos

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
  • Porto, Portugal

Awards

2017

Bronze

European Design Awards

  • Awarded on the project of the Label Collection paper catalogue, for Avery Dennison, designed in Whitestudio.

2017

Silver

Graphis

  • Awarded on the project of the Label Collection paper catalogue, for Avery Dennison, designed in Whitestudio.

2017

Merit

Graphis

  • Awarded on the project of the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Exhibition and Catalogue, designed in Whitestudio.

2017

Wood Pencil

D&AD

  • Awarded on the project of the Label Collection paper catalogue, for Avery Dennison, designed in Whitestudio.

2016

Gold

Graphis

  • Graphis Gold Award in 2016 — presented in the 2017 Design Annual — with the Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto City Theatre) visual communication identity and system, designed in Whitestudio.

2016

Diseño para (por y con) la Cultura

BID – Ibero-american Design Biennial, Madrid

  • Awarded in 2016 with the Teatro Municipal do Porto (Porto City Theatre) visual communication identity and system, designed in Whitestudio.

2010

TDC 56 – Award Certificate of Typographic Excellence

Type Directors Club

  • Awarded on the project of the Guimarães Jazz 2009 Programme Journal, designed in 2009 at Atelier Martino & Jaña.