I divide my time between teaching, designing and developing self-initiated projects. Throughout the years I have been interested on the relations between new literacies, their embedded rituals and ideas, and design.

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

Teaching Experience:
Lecturer, ISMAI, Maia, 2019–;
Visiting Lecturer, Kingston University, London, 2019-;
Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, 2018-2019;
Visiting Lecturer, University of Bedforshire, London, 2017-2019; 
Assistant Lecturer, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal, 2009–12;


Here <> There Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing: 14 Oct — 4 Nov 2019; 
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, Hover States.

Features on PostEady:


On-going project: 

Scripted Space

email me to joana.pestana@network.rca.ac.uk
follow me on instagram @joanamariapestana

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