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Humana

December 2017

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

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

I started by studying Fine Arts in Lisbon and ended up having more fun doing the explanation book for an art project than the project itself. That's when I decided to study graphic design. I went to the University of Évora and the University of the Basque Country. While studying I co-founded a design studio and travelled the world with a project where I exchanged design services for accommodation, food, and services. This project was my way of getting my first projects and to have direct contact with clients.

Give us the elevator pitch on what you do.

Humana is a graphic design studio that focuses on developing visual systems that cares about people.

What do you look for in a great portfolio?

Creativity, uniqueness, and most importantly, 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.

I’m Ana Abreu and I run a graphic design studio called Humana. Full-time graphic designer and entrepreneur, and part-time surfer. I love nature, and to work with interesting people on 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. Be different and stay creative.

What has been your highlights since you started out?

Giving talks at some amazing places, like the Brief Festival in Madrid, and Conversas in Rotterdam, getting my projects published on magazines, like Page Magazine from Germany, and of course, being one of the winners of the TDK Awards '18 :)

Website:  humanastudio.com

Instagram:  @studiohumana

Facebook:  /studiohumana

Behance:  behance.net/studiohumana

For Design Project: fordesign.io

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