Joana lives in London where she graduated from the Royal College of Art and works in design. Interested in the relations between design and new literacies she tends to work both in commissioned and autonomous critical design projects.

As in any portfolio, this website encapsulates an always difficult selection of projects. It will be always under construction. Thanks for your visit and feel free to get in touch!

MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, 2016
BA Communication Design, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal, 2009

Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2018-Present;
Visiting Lecturer, University of Bedforshire, London, 2018-; 
Designer, Black Dog Publishing and Artifice Books on Architecture, London, 2017–18;
Communication Designer, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2013–15;
Assistant Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal, 2009–12;


O Tripeiro: A Year of Covers by Designers, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto (17.04—30.06.2018); Graphics RCA: Fifty Years and Beyond. Dubai Design District, Dubai. (13.11.2017—18.11.2017); Design by Porto, Porto by Design — 4 anos de design da Câmara do Porto, Palácio dos Correios, Porto, 2017; International Poster Exhibition — Graphic Design Festival Scotland, National Centre for Design and Architecture, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2016; Work in Progress Show, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016 ; The Cat is Alive, Crypt Gallery, London, UK, 2015; Nodem EXPO, Orangery, The Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, Poland, 2014


Intern Magazine; Metaflop; Reach Out RCA; RCA; Fonts in Use; Trebuchet

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