I currently live in a small fisherman town in the Algarve - the south of Portugal. The biggest challenge I face every day with my work is trying to produce meaningful and straight forward projects in a place where design, in general, is very underrated and misunderstood. There’s a huge need for good design work where I live and I always try to partner with the local businesses that need that kind of help.
I’m always reading design related articles/stories to improve my knowledge in the areas I love the most and I believe this quote from Massimo Vignelli I read a few months ago stuck with me and will always be on the top five of my rules list: “Never work for a bad client, the next one will be worse”.
I would tell the students to be as interested and curious as a person can be, never to be afraid of their own limits and seek to exceed them and to be faithful to their own style.
When a door closes, a window opens.
First of all, I’d love to go on vacation (ahah!). The more serious part… I hope to get more freelance projects doing what I really love, improve my work as a graphic designer and maybe find the courage to run my own design studio with my “partner in crime”.