João Moreira

Motion Designer

Porto, Portugal
I’m a passionate and versatile Motion Designer and Illustrator from Porto, Portugal, who always tries to get updated and searches for a constant self-improvement. I’ve been working in these fields for more than 5 years, focused in 2D animation, digital illustration, cell animation and rotoscoping.

Work Experience


Motion Designer & Illustrator

_ During the last years as a freelancer, I had the pleasure of working with amazing studios and professionals: Canal180, Nuno Leites and Carlos Meinedo (former members of Snack Studio), Armazém Criativo, Estaminé Studio, Favo, Kettle.
2015 - Porto, Portugal

Faculty Of Medicine Of The University Of Porto

Scientific Illustration Workshop Co-coordinator

_ Carlos Meinedo invited me to share with him the coordination of a scientific illustration and drawing workshop at Faculty of Medicine.
2015 - 2015 Portugal

OSTV - Canal180

Motion Graphics Designer

_ As an intern at Canal180, besides working in the graphics for the channel, I’ve also took part in the development of ads and other type of promotional media for brands and companies, such as Casa da Música, Serralves, NOS, Vodafone.
2014 - 2015 Porto, Portugal

180 Creative Camp

Staff and Workshop Assistant

_ I took part in the 3rd edition of 180 Creative Camp as staff and also as assistant of an animation workshop for children of the organisation “Palha de Abrantes”, alongside Arthur Carvalho.
2014 - 2014 Abrantes, Portugal


Motion Designer & Illustrator

2013 - 2014 Porto, Portugal


ESAD, School Of Arts And Design

Post-graduation in Motion Design

_ Including valuable masterclasses, workshops and project orientation from wide experienced professionals such as Lucas Zanotto, João Faria (Drop), Mário Melo Costa (Individeos), Michael Marcondes, Sebastián Baptista (Sebas and Clim) and João Seabra (Jump Willy).
2012 - 2013 Matosinhos, Portugal

ESAD, School Of Arts And Design

Degree in Digital Arts and Multimedia

_ Most relevant subjects: Digital Lab, Drawing, Multimedia Project, Storytelling, Motion Graphics, Sound Design.
2008 - 2011 Matosinhos, Portugal

Escola Artística De Soares Dos Reis

Specialized Artistic Course in Communication Design

2005 - 2008 Porto, Portugal


Portuguese (Native),
English (Fluent),


2D Digital Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Art Direction, Attention To Detail, Cell Animation, Character Animation, Character Design, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Digital Illustration, Drawing, Motion Design, Problem Solving, Rotoscoping, Self-development, Stop Motion, Storyboarding, Teamwork, Wacom Cintiq Display, Wacom Pen Tablets,