Why Visual Communication

WHY I WORK IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION

How boredom boost my creativity


Frames taken from Lanches da Colagem video.

My youth was passed in a little village of Portugal. I was the typical introspective child.
School, catechism and scouting were my leisure activities. No cinema. No theatre. No whatever.
From school and catechism I enjoyed the socializing, and from scouting, true to be told, I didn't like anything.

 

At the age of 11 I started cutting images from magazines and newspapers and this was the beginning of my career. I did not know how to draw so I did collage.
I already knew that time I wanna be visual artist and a journalist when I grow up.
I was communicating through collage, even if I didn't know.

 

This new drive has also released a brand new future to me:  those magazines were educating me about the different lifes and cultures, new people and faces. I felt in love with that. Communication will always be my ignition: collage art, writing and performance.

 

Due to a mistake, I believe it was God's hand, I could not get into Journalism and I ended up studying Multimedia. Here I started having some notions of Design, although I did not specifically study this discipline. When I finished my degree and embraced WebDesign as a career I had already forgot about my collage world. Few years later, I do not remember why, I started again the collage artwork and since then I have not stopped.

Years later

... boredom made me move from Aveiro to Dili in East Timor, and in 2012 from Lisbon to São Paulo, and from São Paulo to a solo travel in.
After I returned to that small village and spent two years rebuilding my personal and professional life.

In 2015 I moved again to Lisboa and I focused my strengths to do what I love most and believe to be my gift:  creating stories and emotions on visual format - visual communication.

Me running away to the city.
Ruuuuunnnnnn ! !
My students in East Timor ♥