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Humana

December 2017

We chat with the lovely Ana Abreu and Tiago Narciso of design studio Humana about their recent festival talks, their super cool project For Design and their love for the outdoors and a good surf.

Where did you study and what were some of your first jobs?

We both studied graphic design at the University of Évora. When Tiago graduated he worked for a start-up in Lisbon and became a digital nomad. Ana was still studying when we decided to launch N/A Studio, that now is called Humana.

Since we were not getting any work we decided to launch a project called For Design. The project consisted of exchanging design work for accommodation and board while travelling around the world. We launched it with a social media campaign and a website where people could apply. With this project, we built a strong portfolio while travelling and helping others.

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

Humana is a graphic design studio that focuses on developing visual systems and engaging experiences for new brands and start-ups.

What do you look for in a great portfolio?

Creativity, uniqueness, and the most important, passion.

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Give yourself the opportunity to try everything that comes to your mind, because everything is possible.

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Tell us a bit about yourself and the studio that you work for.

We are Ana Abreu and Tiago Narciso, and we run a graphic design studio called Humana. Full-time graphic designers, entrepreneurs, illustrators, and part-time surfers. We love the nature, and to work on interesting projects that can change the world.

What career advice would you give your 16yr old self?

Don’t wait for someone to give you an opportunity, give yourself the opportunity to try everything that comes to your mind, because everything is possible.

What has been your highlights since you started out?

The two talks we gave last year, Brief Festival in Madrid and Conversas Rotterdam, and the fact that we are doing what we love and believe.

Website:  humanastudio.com

Instagram:  @studiohumana

Facebook:  /studiohumana

Behance:  behance.net/studiohumana

For Design Project: fordesign.io

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