Nelson Vassalo

Interaction + Graphic Designer / AD

Lisboa, Portugal

Work Experience


Junior designer

March 2010 - January 2011 Lisbon, Portugal

Dress Code

Trainee designer

October 2011 - February 2012 New York, United States

Schöne Neue Kinder

Middle-weight designer

March 2012 - January 2013 Germany

Alexis Zurflüh

Interaction and print designer

I keep a collaboration with art director Alexis Zurflüh for almost a year, balancing my work and life between Lisbon and Munich, while also launching my own studio here in Lisbon.
January 2013 - Present Munich, Germany


Lead interaction / graphic designer

August 2013 - August 2014 Portugal

A Lot

Partner / Branding and interaction AD

I've founded A Lot with Ivan Vasilev and we're doing multidisciplinary projects where we combine our different set of skills to approach projects in a holistic way, covering editorial, branding, interaction and video for the complete communication output. Although contributing in every project as co-lead, I'm also responsible for new media and branding projects.
January 2014 - Present Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon Fine Arts Academy

Bachelor of Fine Arts (4 years)

October 2004 - December 2008 Lisbon, Portugal


Portuguese (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Fluent),
German (Conversational),
French (Beginner),
Italian (Beginner),


Lisbon Fine Arts Academy

Best student project in communication design



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