Hello, I’m Ricardo Silva
Product + Graphic Designer
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BIO

RICARDO SILVA
Braga - Portugal

2003 - 2007
Ricardo M. F. da Silva was born in Póvoa de Lanhoso, Braga.
After completing the Barchelor degree (2003), in 2005, I concluded my graduation in Product Design at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo.

In the same year, I started my professional activity as a product designer in the Simplidesign studio (founded by Jeremy H. Aston and Gracinda Leite), where I create and develop several projects, among which I highlight the Pedestrian Signpost of Braga, Kiddo Product and the Laboratories Equipment for Multiwave Photonics.

2007 - 2017
Between 2007 and 2017, I collaborate with various companies in the development of the following selected projects:

› Equipment, graphic and events design for Multi Development and Multi Mall Management companies
› Graphic design and events of Super Bock Aluminium for the company Unicer
› Product catalog for Painel 2000
› Implantation of Bussola’s Visual Identity
› Simplus furniture project, Lisbon Design Show
› Products Meo S for Portugal Telecom
› Visual identity and website for LS ARCH · VIZ
› Product Porto Bottle for Waters of Porto
› Visual identity and website for Oxygen

In 2010, I completed my Master degree in Design (MDI - Design, Production, Multimedia) at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, being the first student to achieve this level in this institution. 

2013 - Currently (2017)
Currently, I work as senior designer in Public Domain/LK Agency’s and continue to expand my professional activity as Freelancer in several areas of Design.

Please feel free to get in touch anytime, whether for work inquiries or to just say hi. I am currently accepting new freelance design projects, and willing to hear interesting proposals.

 

APPROACH - Methodology and work process
I advocate an approach to design, where each project is analyzed in its uniqueness. I emphasize research and investigation, seeking to achieve inovative results. The deconstruction of the problem and the challenge of the drawing program are part of a methodology that is appropriate and specific to each project. Throughout the process, critical sense and plurality is decisive not only for the dismantling of the existing models, but also to try and test new solutions.

 

DESIGN - Areas of activity
I develop projects such as visual identities, editorial design, signage systems, products, equipments as well as web design projects.
As a consequence of my multidisciplinary, I celebrate partnerships with other project areas such as engineering, photography, video,  programming or architecture. 

 

Experience

2005 - Currently (2017)
Freelancer Multidisciplinary Designer

2013 - Currently (2017)
Public Domain · LK
Senior Designer

2009 - 2012
Bússola
Senior Designer

2007 - 2008
AM
Senior Designer

2005 - 2007
Simplidesign
Product Designer 

 

Education

2009 - 2010
Master Degree in DESIGN 
(MD - Design, Production, Multimedia)
ESTG · IPVC

2003 - 2005
Graduation Degree in PRODUCT DESIGN
ESTG · IPVC

2000 - 2003
Bachelor Degree in PRODUCT DESIGN
ESTG · IPVC

 

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