My name is Andreia, and I was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. I have always loved to draw, and it helped that part of my family was connected to fine arts. 

In 2009 I decided to apply for a Product Design Bachelor. Throughout my degree, a narrative and connection to illustration were always important to exist in my projects. In 2012 I graduated with the Product Design Bachelor at the Fine Arts College of Lisbon University.

After my graduation, I felt that a deeper connection with illustration was essential to me. Sooner or later, I came back to illustration and my career twisted to graphic design. A couple of months later, I started to work as a graphic designer at On Spot Marketing, a brand activation agency. At the same time, and during these years, I worked as a freelancer, and I applied for different product and graphic design contests.

In 2015 I worked together with a spare-time writer, Marta Lourenço. We created two children’s books, The Blue Boy and Once upon a time on the Equator Line… a love story.

One year later, I decided to go on an adventure, and I moved abroad. I lived in Munich, Germany, for 4 years, where I worked as a graphic designer and where I also did a bit of 3D modelling and rendering for a cosmetic packing design company called Corpack.

Currently, I live in Lisbon, and I work as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Photograph: Francisco Santos

I’m still exploring my creative voice by experimenting with different materials, techniques and themes. I’m seeking to grow my creative language and produce more original work. I also do this by always (always) carrying a sketchbook with me.  You can see the results on my Instagram account. When I’m not drawing or working on some project, I’m reading, doing sports, drinking some coffee or just “cooking” something else! 

Feel free to ask me anything or say hello! Drop me an email at hello@andreiacsantos.com


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