HOW MIGHT WE
My relation with design dates back to when I was 8 and started playing with Fantavision and Octamed on my Commodore Amiga 500+. Those days were quite something and since then, I never looked at computers for anything else than creating.
A decade later in Lisbon, I was working for some companies creating sounds for visual narratives like websites, interactive kiosks and animations. These experiences ultimately took me to explore the visual side of things.
Moving to London I would spend three years in pure joy learning and deepening my knowledge in sound and visuals like never before. Studying a combined degree in Design for Interactive Media with Sound & Music Recording was a like a dream taking shape.
It was so inspiring and one of the wisest moves made in my life!
I create from the ground up audiovisual interactive concepts, brand strategies & identities helping teams achieving meaningful results that add value to people's life. I try to do this in the most responsible and ethical manner.
Fast forward 4 years, I was leading a team of designers & builders responsible for the Xbox.com platform for the EMEA region (approx. 20.000 live pages for 21 territories). What followed was 5 years working with some of the industry's best people crafting solutions for amazing clients at AKQA. I learned a lot there and it's an unparalleled experience like no other up to this day where I witnessed the "digital boom" per say.
I'm happy I've had the opportunity to help some of the most interesting agencies and studios around. Not to mention the brands and people I've interacted with and helped me along the way. It's been fulfilling and I think we did relevant and meaningful work.
Today I feel fortunate to have a good balance between work and play. Outside work, I spend time with my twins in nature and when possible, I take time to explore Somatic practices. Swimming, meditation, body movement, kundalini activation, breathwork, ice plunge and heat exposure allow me to stay connected with deepest self. This helps me to design from a more grounded, honest and responsible perspective, which in return gives purpose to what I do. I am open to incorporate these practices into my relation with clients in the pursuit of abundance and prosperity for humans and the planet with the solutions we bring to life.
I CAN HELP WITH
Brand & Identity
It's All About Humans
I design for Humans. I'm a human, you're a human and most likely the ones you're trying to help - your clients - are also humans. Even if we're on the Metaverse, we're all humans so let's be kind and honest. Only then we can trust and build relationships that flourish in bringing the best of ourselves to the world.
Strategy Is Everything
Who are we designing for? As designers, we must live and breathe your customer before designing for him, her or them. Together, we will identify and define the right approach to develop the solution before any execution of deliverables takes place.
Acting As Gatekeepers
There are many ways we can do this, but what do we want to leave behind? Keeping that question in mind allow us to stay connected and in check with our most basic human goodness. It's our responsibility to act in the good interest of the people and the planet.
HOW WE DO THIS?
One Size Doesn't Fit All
There is no standard approach to how we will work together. Surely methods and processes are useful but I honestly believe the best comes from a process of discoverability. Each one of us is unique and I try to approach a brand or idea with a blank state of mind asking questions before I’m able to lay out the best approach.
Time Does Matter
Some of my best work has taken its time to come to life. Having said this, we can get there fast but it depends on a few things. Have a look at how Design Sprints work.
Nothing Beats Experience
Above all, our relation should be based on respecting what each on of us brings to the table. By honouring the very basic principle of collaboration we make sure to make this as fun and valuable as possible.
If all this sounds good and you feel like I’m your kind of partner let’s have a chat.