Having sourced, hired and managed design teams, both on-site and remotely, I lead and motivate staff ensuring the delivery of quality work.

I have been involved in projects for clients across the globe and coupled with my educational background, I have a thorough command of the relevant art and design software and packages, a proven track record working with interdisciplinary teams and ensure the translation of large complex projects into powerful and effective solutions.



Creative production and communication of a consistent stream of fresh visual ideas and concepts

Works constructively and effectively as an interim Strategic Creative Director by leading from the front

Delivers to budget and to deadline by prioritising and working effectively and efficiently for every client engagement

Performance-driven self-starter not afraid to show initiative and help drive the business process through design

Well-versed in current design trends, technologies and best working practices across all media

Client focused: acute observation and detail orientated focus

Highly motivated: a passion for the creative process and the confidence and skills to deliver

User-centric: expert in graphic and web design standards and best practices, usability ‘built-in’

  • Design Strategy, Brand creation & enhancement

  • Problem solving & Creative solutions

  • Design & Development Project Management

  • Agile Methodology – ScrumManager® Certified Degree

  • Print design & layout, outdoor advertising and packaging

  • Web, mobile, tablet & native apps

  • Portuguese (mother tongue), fluent english and spanish

  • Very experienced in Adobe suite products

2012 – 2014

Powerspace • Senior Web Designer

Responsible for designing and building highly effective direct marketing creative materials for client’s campaigns for different markets and supports, working closely with the marketing and technology team.

2008 – 2012

Aedgency • Art Director / Design Team Leader

Management of design team, responsible for conceiving and implementing digital/interactive concepts for products, brands, websites and online advertising campaigns at Aedgency, a performance-based online marketing agency (Barcelona).

since 2006

Freelance Web and Graphic Designer

Working for different clients such as:
– Angolan Mining company Chitotolo SA: web and print design;
– Portuguese Ministry of Education: web portal design “Novas Oportunidades”;
– Hobsons Magazine, Germany: regular illustration work;
– 15th Asian Games 2006 Doha, Qatar: coordinating the web design of INFO2006, the Games-time news and information portal for the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee, DAGOC, liaising with the direct contractors, designers and developing teams; INFO Duty Manager during event time supervising the performance of the portal and ensuring an accurate and prompt provision of information as the games progress.

2002 – 2006

DGTDesign • Creative Direction and Partner

Responsible for creative work for clients such as:
– Auchan
– Mercedes-Benz Portugal
– Assirio & Alvim (portuguese book publisher)
– Worldbank (Washington)
– Renault Portugal
– EDIA Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infraestruturas do Alqueva, S.A.

2000 – 2002

SOL-S • Designer and Art Direction

Responsible for a small team of designers; major projects included the design and redesign of sites and other web and print assets for clients such as Santander Bank, BES – Banco Espirito Santo, Mercedes Benz Portugal, Portuguese Army, LG Carregosa (stock brokers).

1997 – 2000

Inovamedia • Partner / Designer / Video Editor

Cameraman and video edition (Avid), involved in video projects for clients and broadcasters such as TVI and SIC TV (Portuguese National TV channels), Sony Portugal, Roche Laboratories, Portuguese Football Association, Sporting Clube de Portugal, etc.
Responsible for the concept, design and print of several publications, magazines and manuals for the Portuguese National Sports Institute: Instituto do Desporto (CEFD – Centro de Estudos e Formação Desportiva);

What do they say

“Paulo is a 5-star designer. Not only he has great webdesign, mobile and direct marketing expertise, he is also an real artist who can create from scratch extremely professional brand or product design guidelines. High attention to details, great mobile expertise, awesome video skills…”
Guillaume Lafond, Founder & CEO at Powerspace
“Gracias a una visión global, Paulo sabe entender problemáticas estratégicas tal como la necesidad de optimizar la conversión del material publicitario, la experiencia usuario de las aplicaciones o de las webs o la identidad gráfica de una marca para posicionarla en el mercado. “
Magali Reme, Product Director chez Mavin Log
“Paulo is a great professional and an even better colleague. He is always friendly and is open to new ideas. His work is full of quality and he takes good care to offer modern designs with great results. His ability to quickly understand creative briefs enables him to offer high quality designs in a quick manner. Tight deadlines are no obstacle to the results he provides, and all this while with a big smile and overall positive attitude. It is a true joy to see his work plastered in the end creatives he makes.”
Denise Thijzen, Online Acquisition Strategist at Powerspace
“I had the honor to work with Paulo for more than 3 years at the Aedgency company. (I think Paulo started about one week later than me and we left at the same time). Paulo is a great professional and a very inspiring person. He knows how to motivate a team of people also during difficult times. He produces high quality designs for allround themes. And as a colleague he likes to pull a joke every now and then. Great to have around, good to work with. I admire his work and himself as a person.”
Wim Jellema, Owner, Founder at BForsite


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