Joana Ventura Lopes

Graphic Designer

Porto, Portugal
I'm a young designer that likes to think, get my hands dirty and discover new things.
I love details, stories, books, sharp humor and people.

I believe a designer is a creator of experiences.
So, I'm looking for opportunities that allow me to explore UX and Service Design areas.

Work Experience


Graphic Designer

2015 - Porto, Portugal


Faculty Of Fine Arts - University Of Porto

Master's Degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects

Grade: 18/20
Master thesis: "Pro Bono Design: Study, systematization and communication of Pro Bono practices in Design", Grade 19/20 (
September 2014 - December 2016 Portugal

University Of Salford

Erasmus Program in Graphic Design

Activities and Societies: Salford University Singers, International Society
September 2013 - January 2014 Manchester, United Kingdom

University Of Aveiro

Bachelor's Degree in Design

Activities and Societies: NED-AAUAV (Núcleo de Estudantes de Design / Design Students Core)
September 2011 - June 2014 Aveiro, Portugal

Escola Artística De Soares Dos Reis

High School, Specialized Artistic Course in Product Design

September 2008 - June 2011 Porto, Portugal


Portuguese (Native),
English (Fluent),


ScaleUP Porto

Hackacity Porto 2016 — 3rd Place (with Luís Oliveira, Paulo Sousa, Ricardo Tavares, Rui Cunha)



Mobile Computing Competition — Blip Prize (with Inês Seixas, Igor Cardoso and Micael Capitão)


Câmara Municipal De Gondomar

"25 de Abril" Poster Competition — 2nd Prize (with Ana Oliveira)



Branding, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Premiere, Service Design, Strategic Design,


Member of NED-AAUAV (Núcleo de Estudantes de Design / Design Students Core)
September 2012 – July 2014

Volunteer Experience

Date with Data — Transparência Hackday Portugal |
Open Data Movement, Porto
January 2016 - Present

Erasmus Buddy — Erasmus Student Network Porto
September 2015

Volunteer — Cumulus International Association, 2014 Spring Conference |
May 2014

Volunteer — VIZUA Challenge |
April 2014

Atividades e Workshops

Open Street Map Mapping Party
Open Data Day Porto
Directed by Jorge Gustavo Rocha
4 March 2017

Yves Rocher Reseller
Yves Rocher Portugal
June 2012 – August 2016

Hackacity Porto
ScaleUP Porto
27-28 May 2016

Cyanotype Workshop
Rés da Rua
2 April 2016

Hardcover Bookbinding Workshop
Oficinas do Museu da Imprensa
16 January 2016

Japanese Bookbinding and Paper Marbling Workshop
19 December 2015

Ebru Art (Turkish Marbling Tecnique) Workshop
Print Preview, FBAUP
4 December 2015

Citizen Lab — Rescuing Oral Memory, Citadocs @ São Vítor: Mini-documentaries about São Vítor’s “ilhas”
Future Places Festival
21 October 2015

Citizen Lab - Barcelos Punkock: Illustrating Cultural Heritage using New Media
Future Places Festival
Directed by Júlio Dolbeth
16 October 2014

Photography Art Direction for Branding and Editorial Workshop
Directed by Joana Machado (Colonia)
November 2014

Japonese Bookbinding Workshop
PUSH Porto Festival
Directed by Alfaiate do Livro (Catarina Azevedo)

Artistic Residency "Design & Activism"
Living Lab Iris D'Arga, Covas, Vila Nova de Cerveira
Directed by João Nunes (teacher and designer)
Paralel project to 17º Art Biennial de V. N. Cerveira
1 - 15 July 2013

Participation on Aveiro Service Jam
1 - 3 March 2013

Participation in XS-Design Express (workshops day)
NED, Aveiro University
24 November 2012

Type Sketching Workshop
Directed by Dave Crossland
University of Aveiro
9 January 2012

Adventure EOS Workshop
Photography Portuguese Institute
7 January 2012