Nice to meet you!

Here’s some info about me.

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I’ve always lived in between worlds. Firstly, as an islander, born in the Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic, in-between two languages and cultures. Then, while attempting to reconcile many different careers and beliefs in a state of flux. And presently, as a digital nomad, wandering around the world without belonging anywhere.

After dropping out of Journalism and Media Studies, I started my career as a podcaster and radio broadcaster. Five years later, I moved on to mainland Portugal, and thus to the world of marketing and advertising. There I had the chance to work as a freelance web developer, copy and scriptwriter, designer and English—Portuguese translator.

Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to work with both local and international brands, either directly or as a recruited partner, on TV and digital campaigns, branded content and native advertising.

I have also pitched and authored several entertainment and documentary formats for all screens, and have been asked to code, curate and manage a number of interactive media platforms.

As a consultant, I work with brands and people with a transformative vision to help them tell their story in their most authentic voice, and design immersive experiences to engage their audiences.I approach my work as a craft, and I believe my wide range of skills allows me to bring a more holistic point of view to any project in which I’m involved.

In my spare time, I am an amateur researcher and author in the fields of mythology and spirituality, interested in the intersection of the Perennial Wisdom and the many earth-based and mystery traditions. I have published several articles in like-minded media, in which I expound on our urgent need for a non-dualistic and empathic way of living. I am also the editor of the Ophiusa magazine, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids’ periodical publication for Portuguese speakers.

Besides that, I am a poet, a fountain pen nerd, an incorrigible Eurovision fan and a budding polyglot, currently working my way through German syntaxe and the Swedish pitch tone.

Creative Direction & Consulting #

  • Art direction
  • Creative direction
  • Brand strategy
  • Naming
  • Copywriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Advertising
  • Native Content (TV + Online)
  • Pitch decks & proposals
  • Social media
  • Product development
  • Translation

Graphic Design & Brand Identity #

  • Logo design
  • Visual identity design
  • Brand guidelines
  • Stationery design
  • Print collateral design
  • Editorial design
  • Iconography
  • Typography
  • Graphic art & illustration

Web Design & Development #

  • Web design
  • Front-end development
  • eCommerce design
  • Information architecture
  • UX / UI design
  • ReactJS/VueJS
  • SEO
  • WordPress
  • CraftCMS
  • Kirby
  • GatsbyJS
  • Jamstack
  • Responsive/mobile design
  • Crossbrowser
  • HTML, CSS, JS, PHP