At 18 I moved to Lisbon, around the time I also stopped skating, and started studying Design at IADE University, later I took a Masters degree in Visual Culture, more related to Graphic Design, and I also took a postgrad course in Web Design. After finishing my course I went to Rio de Janeiro, another life experience I had for 6 months, to see if I wanted to work there but I decided I didn’t want to stay in Rio, so I came back to Lisbon.
I always had an entrepreneurial business side but always connected to the creative field. When I finished my course, I started doing freelance work mostly focused on branding and web design, which is my speciality. While doing freelance, I started founding companies, one was called Umami Box, a food delivery box service, which I ended up selling. After that I founded Vertty, a lifestyle brand that sells beach products, like bikinis, trunks, towels, and backpacks, I am still with them today.
Two years ago I founded Eles with my friend Francisco Eduardo, which is this space where we are today, a Design studio. My partner comes from a background of Art, while I have a background in Design, we complement each other like this. With Eles, our main focus is on Art creation, artistic direction, events and Marketing, we also do some Design work on branding and web.