Joana Paz is a freelance designer & illustrator currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Professional experience in digital projects includes mobile advertising, UX/UI design for websites and mobile applications, wordpress websites and 2D animation.

Professional experience in print projects such as graphic design, editorial design and illustration, includes the development of creative solutions applied to a great variety of media, with special emphasis on communication design for educational and cultural services, experiences and products. Co-author of seven publications (children’s books), with input on design and illustration, but also writing and art direction, Joana guided several illustration workshops for children, mostly in portuguese schools (2012-2015), but also in educational and cultural events, as well as in the ‘Favela da Maré’ (Rio de Janeiro, 2014).

Graduating in Communication Design at the University of Lisbon’s School of Fine Arts, during which she studied at the ‘Accademia di Belle Arti di Torino’ (Torino’s Art Academy, Italy) as an exchange student, she also complemented her artistic training with a three-year drawing course at ‘Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes’ (National Fine Arts Society, Lisbon). In 2015 an MA in Contemporary Art History at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities allowed her to pursue further specialization in fine arts and broaden her understanding on other areas of study, such as Art Education and Art Therapy.



Get in touch! I am currently available to work on creative projects on remoto or in loco. For project inquiries or more information, please send me a message and I promise to reply as soon as possible.

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Office Location

Lisbon, Portugal

+351 96 527 85 45