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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director


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About me

Experienced Creative with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry.Skilled in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French , Italian, Adobe Suite, Corporate Identity, Social Media, and Advertising.  Strong arts and design professional with a Master's Degree in Culture Heritage, New Technologies & Information with a specialisation in Emerging technologies and a second Master's degree focused in Leisure, Culture Heritage and Local Development from University of Coimbra. Traveller and motorcycle enthusiast, martial arts and art passionate and life lover. Even though I enjoy being an independent designer, I have found that it is through a team that I have achieved my greatest potential. I have learnt that having a platform to question and further ideas harnesses greater creativity - although realizing creative inspiration doesn’t come without its obstacles. After winning awards for entrepreneurship for product design tech projects, I founded a small start-up called Crystalhelmets that created new high-tech gadgets for motorcycle helmets and I learned a lot about business and managing client relationships. I’m at ease managing projects and resources; I’m a client-facing creative, and a quick decision maker. I’m used to speaking and writing about my work and creative process with teams, clients and companies. I have learnt what is good and bad about owning a company, and it has definitely been one of the most enriching experiences I have had. I have learnt that success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and determination, whether win or lose. I have also learnt that is better to be surrounded by smart and good people than to have a huge budget, because a good team will get you there faster. I have learnt that success is pure perseverance against all odds, and always finding a creative solution to complicated problems by learning new skills and by listening to the customer. Creativity is seeing possibilities everywhere, predicting the future by creating it and not being afraid to fail, plus interacting with people, inspiring others, learning more, doing more and becoming more. 


  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Creative Problem Solving Abilities
  • Multilingual
  • Creative Design Processes

Work history




Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Personalized styling | Costumer assisting | Promoting brand & products | Sales | Expert knowledge & assistance | Replen & Stock | Fashion advice




May 2010
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • The CoimbraMMA is a martial arts school founded in 2010. The form of the institution's work is based on three vital pillars of rigor, discipline and differentiation. It offers an innovative concept of mixed martial arts with modern facilities geared to the satisfaction of the athletes. It aims to be an aggregator core of fighting arts, where any citizen can practice the martial art they most identify. - Communication and multimedia designer - Public relations - Control and implementation - Customer service


Graphic Designer & Artists in Residence Manager

Art & Culture Translated

Jun 2016 - Sep 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Community Manager ; Graphic Designer ; Artist Residence Manager ; Executive Assistant


Graphic Designer


Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Graphic Designer ( photoshop ; indesign ) Wordpress ( content producer ) Photo editing Video editing


Collaborator at Digital Humanities University of Coimbra

Universidade de Coimbra

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Creative Cooperation in Cultural Heritage-CreativeCH Community Manager ; Graphic Designer ; Student Assistant ; Office Management


Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Born has a customization helmets hobby to a high-tech product design startup for motorcycle helmets. 3 years of pure dedication, superation and creativity, entrepreneurial and creative award winning idea and then sold to a major company of the industry. It was a Startup that offered an helmet structure with integrated High technology, adaptable to any kind of model and size, which proportionate a better and safer driving experience but mainly aims to safe lives.


Designer 3D Erasmus Placement

Department of cultural heritage of salento

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Italy
  • Full Time
  • Head Designer: 3D Modeling and animation of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Hierápolis, Turkey (UNESCO World Heritage), as part of the project "Virtual Hierápolis" group MAIER - Italian Archaeological Mission in Hierápolis. Associate Designer: 3D Modeling for the virtual reconstruction of cultural heritage, research and treatment of information for multimedia online. Knowledge of HTML, Joomla, database creation and training of software engineers in Archaeology as ArcMap, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro



Leisure and Local Development

Universidade de Coimbra

Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
  • Portugal
  • Cultural Societies / Tourism / Local Development / Management / Museology / Art history / Cultural Program


European Cultural Heritage and new Technologies and Information Society

Department of cultural heritage of salento

Sep 2010 - Nov 2012
  • Italy
  • Content creator / 3D / 2D / Digital Archeology / Animation / Art History / Archeology / Data Base / Italian


Comunication and Multimedia Design

Universidade de Coimbra

Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
  • Portugal
  • Graphic Design / Communication Design / Multimedia



  • Arrisca C - NERLEI Award Winner with the project


Entrepreneurship Passport

Universidade de Coimbra

  • Winner of Entrepreneurship Passport with CrystalHelmets project - IAPMEI COIMBRA


Young Jury - representative member of Portugal in the 59th edition of the Cannes Film Festival

Casa Imago

  • Cannes Film Festival for the "Prix de la Jeunesse", France. Film analysis and write critics.