Hello, my name is João Amaro da Costa and I'm a senior designer & art director dedicated to the creation of global brand experiences.
I believe that enjoyable, honest and meaningful design are the foundations to build remarkable and useful experiences to our lives. With a background in branding, I craft my ideas based on an effective and methodic way of thinking, understanding and expressing.
I always pursue to create digital experiences that meet a well-defined and functional navigation flow, an accurate typographic sense, a pixel perfect approach and, also, a consistent and attractive look and feel in which the user is always first (CX/UX/UI).
I'm responsible for shaping and designing human-centered innovative products and solutions including the creation of branding and web concepts, digital strategies, guidelines, wireframes and layouts for a different range of products and solutions such as SaaS, mobile apps (iOS, Android and Windows Phone), intranets, websites, microsites, landing pages and games.
During my professional path I had the pleasure to work in different areas such as brand communication & strategy, visual identity, advertising, events & activations, digital marketing participating in relevant national and international projects for renowned clients such as Vodafone, Microsoft, Universal, Kings College, FNAC, Jerónimo Martins, CGD, MEO, EDP, TAP, Visabeira, Cofina, Gallo, Honda, Galp, Altis Hotels, Delta and Porto Editora.
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
MA on Contemporary Typography Media
London College of Communication
Lead Tutor: Paul McNeil
LCC Postgraduate Show
Personal and MA documentation blog:
Exclamation Mark Blog
Sep 2008 - Feb 2009
Erasmus Exchange Program
Nottingham Trent University
Lead Tutor: Andy Ellison
Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
BA on Communication Design
Fine Arts Faculty – University of Lisbon
March 2016 - Present
Senior Designer at Talkdesk
Fev 2015 – Mar 2016
Senior Designer at Gatewit
Jan 2013 – Jan 2015
UI-UX Designer at Innovagency
Nov 2012 – Jul 2013
Graphic designer at Brand Gallery
Sep 2012 – Nov 2012
Graphic designer at Happybrands
Jan 2010 – Aug 2012
Freelancer at Kings College London, Purlfrost Window Film, Universal UK and ZINC
Apr 2010 - Dec 2010
Graphic designer at ZINC
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Intern Graphic designer at RMAC Brand Design
(Member of the BBDO Worldwide Network)