Joel — Brand Designer

Making brands grow out of the clutter and,
pushing creatives into freelancing!

Meet my team!

Tiny Leopards

Brand design

~ intro ~
Katrina is a dedicated mom and founder of Tiny Leopards. They are focused on creating clothing for eczema-prone babies that provides structural support to compliment an eczema skin management routine, all while keeping the babies looking cozy and stylish.
 
But they are not just another cute clothing brand. Katrina’s mission is to help parents protect their babies from their skin struggles, create awareness for this kind of challenges and build an online community to support the families that go through it.
 
She wanted a brand identity that would stand out and resonate with the brand vision while keeping a kid-friendly yet sophisticated and hip look.
 
My task here was to translate that mood into meaningful visuals.
Let’s find out how!
Before diving into colors and shapes, we set a session to chat about the brand. You’ll get a simple brand identity questionnaire, and, based on your insights, we’ll develop a mood board. With this, I can fully understand your goals and sense of style that will help us follow the right creative path and ensure we end up with satisfactory results.
~ concept & solution ~
logo
The Tiny Leopards logo exhibits a resting closed eye leopard and reflects the positive outcome the products will have in babies’ lives. It enhances the sense of comfort, relief and protection felt by babies when wearing these special clothes.
The arched typography transmits a sense of playfulness but also protection.
The tiny leopard is comfy, relaxed, and well-accommodated under the rainbow.

color palette

Warm, trendy & cozy:
The color palette gathers gender neutral, hip and warm pastel tones.
social media assets + icon set
Following the brand vision, Katrina wanted to transmit comfort and sleepiness on Tiny Leopards’ social media channels. So, we developed a set of templates containing organic shapes, patterns inspired by leopard spots and light color tones.
The selected typography has nice curvy details that match the overall feeling of the brand.
Remember the brand identity questionnaire I mentioned before?
It helped us create this beautiful brand identity, plus, at the end of the project, all the information was compiled on a Brand Style Guide. This document contains the most important details about the brand, as well as logo usage guidelines and overall visual style, to make sure anyone who works with it, does it cohesively.
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Concierge at Home

Brand design

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Pedro Custódio

Motion Designer & 3D Render

I’m a 3D animator and creative director with more than 5 years of experience, working with both musical artists and big companies from all around the world.

Putting imagination to the test is what I do every day. 3D gives people an all-new world of possibilities on what they can achieve for their brand, from the most dramatic and out-of-this-world creations to the more realistic and minimalistic of results.

Create 3D that has meaning, that’s one of my mottos. Creating 3D is one thing, but bringing it to life is another. I always help my clients see that, have the company’s essentials represented in every design or animation we do together.

I’ve started doing graphic design in 2013 and right away, motion design caught my eye! At first, doing 2D animation, but felt restricted in what I was doing. So the only logical way was to start doing 3D, which I did for 1 year in a studio based in Lisbon, always keeping my freelance gigs.

Let’s see what we can achieve with your brand? Shoot me a message.

Patrícia Oliveira

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

I’m a graphic designer focused on helping meaningful & nice-people-managed startups stand out by providing custom and appealing brand visuals.

My journey started with product design, but I soon found out that graphic was the way, when I realized that I had more fun creating the communication assets for my products than designing the products themselves.

Along with 4+ years of freelancing, I had the opportunity to help more than 20 (now a bit happier) business owners from all over the world.

They define the experience as reliable, enjoyable, and smooth.
Keep learning is a must, so, some of my time is invested in it, to make sure I’m always updated and ready to come up with creative solutions for any new challenges.

Let’s meet each other! 

Message me about your project or with any questions about my process. If your project seems like a good fit, we can schedule a call to discuss further details.

Manuel Silva

3D Modeler & Illustrator

Ahoy! My name is Manel da Selva. I am a 3D Artist and Illustrator shaman based in Portugal with more than five years of experience!

Since the start of my art shaman path, I’ve shared my 3D modeling, illustration, and graphic design powers.

I’ve graduated from Esad CR and IPCA and for the past 5 years, I’ve been sharing my soul with great clients including the Boom Festival, Mythic Figurines, and Reflare Models. I’ve also had the honor to win 1st place at Esdica Comic Contest!

When I’m not working as a 3D artist I can be found on the Lusitanian forests making ancestral rites and bike riding.

Are you in need of 3D characters or props for print, design, animation, or games? And also looking for something transcendental? I’ll bring your ideas to the realm of the living just as you imagine!

Contact us today!

Valentis

Brand design

Valentis is focused on the development and distribution of fully operational security and safety logistic solutions to a wide range of clients.


We take pride in measuring ourselves and the client personnel in how they deter, detect, defend, and respond to potential criminal and terrorist activity.

Valentis

Strength comes from unity.

Who we are

Valentis is a very technical, straightforward with high-standards, successful security company.

What we stand for:

Valentis is focused on the development and distribution of fully operational security and safety logistic solutions to a wide range of clients. We take pride in measuring ourselves and the client personnel in how they deter, detect, defend, and respond to potential criminal and terrorist activity.

Why it matters:

Personnel must be trained, and operations must be planned to protect the client. We believe that being prepared in response to a particular incident can make the difference in saving lives, reducing injuries, and continuing operations within a reasonable time after the incident occurs. Not every company operates the same. Valentis is trusted to deliver a positive and promised result.

Vision

Valentis will provide a true measure of security and not an illusion of one.

Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, high-quali1y security services 1to a variety of clients utilizing professional and superiorly trained personnel.

No empty promises, with Valentis, you’re safe

Values

Professionalism.

Valentis has assembled a team that combines experience and expertise to provide clients a true measure of security. We provide professionally trained, quality-driven personnel qualified to our expectations. We believe that security personnel must present a professional and competent appearance that will instill confidence in the public.

High-quality.

By sharing what we intend to do, Valentis offers a high-quality designed service to protect the interests of our clients both in the field and behind the scenes. Our most experienced clients not only respect our position but also appreciate and embrace it. They understand the value and the need to protect themselves and the organization they work for.

Honesty.

Valentis only makes assurances on results that we know we can deliver.

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Jérémy Gabon

Brand design

Focusing on prospecting through LinkedIn, Jérémy Gabon is a coach who accompanies entrepreneurs in their use of social media networks for the development of their business.

Jérémy Gabon

Calm, helpful and professional.

To have the most positive impact on people's lives so that they can achieve their goals and inspire them to do the same.

We have also chosen important brand values that we'll translate, and manifest in the visual outputs.

Freedom

To live in complete freedom and without professional and/or monetary obstacles

Listening

Jérémy Gabon will listen to you and analyze all your concerns and needs

Preeminence

Thanks to intensive work and appropriate investments, we can take a place above our competitors

Helping

Jérémy Gabon shares his knowledge and experience with his audience every day

Helping entrepreneurs developing themselves.

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The Sancho
Law Firm

Brand design

The Sancho Law Firm is a full-service boutique law firm specialized in real estate transactions, entity creation and maintenance, and estate planning.


The Sancho Law Firm

Experience is our Superpower.

We take pride in guiding our clients through the entire transaction by providing a customized solution that directly benefits their individual needs.

We have also chosen important brand values that we'll translate, and manifest in the visual outputs.

Innovation

21st-century law firm that features the latest technology and safety advances to ease our clients

Dynamism and Dedication

The firm is flexible and can adapt to the needs and requirements of the client while staying true to the rule of law

Approachability

Clients are treated like family as the firm becomes 100% invested in their Real Estate transactions from start to finish and beyond

Trust and Fidelity

The Sancho Law Firm, not only wants to earn their client’s business as a one-time occasion but instead, wants to become their partner of choice

From contract to closing!
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Brightcomet

Brand design

We channel our expertise and experience into innovate hypnotherapy techniques. This way we empower women to make an important change to develop self belief, confidence and drive.


Brightcomet

Investigate, Intercept, Inspire
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Clean Air
Ventures

Brand design

We combine innovation and experience to develop funding and finance models for the renewable energy sector.


Clean Air Ventures

www.cleanairventures.co.uk
Built on knowledge and experience.
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Justice is Now

Brand design

Justice Is Now is a non-profit organization created in honor of rape victims. They aim to stand up and fight to end the damaging practice of rape myths being used as a defense tactic in courtrooms, so future victims do not endure this injustice.

The conviction rate for rape has gone from 6.5% to 3.5% in the UK. Research shows that too many people believe rape myths and victim blame, and these people are the same people who end up on juries.



The brush written signs used on protests are the inspiration for this concept. The brush stroke represents the freedom of speech and the right to shout and express your thoughts and beliefs by your means. With a vivid yet accessible style, anyone can draw it on a sign, t-shirt, or flag and join the cause. The exclamation point shows the urgency and purpose of change. The time is NOW.


Justice is Now

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Beanism

Brand design

Beanism is a coffee brand that offers healthy and sustainable direct to consumer products with a strong message about the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health.

Beanism

Body, Mind, and Bean.

Mission

Beanism wants to bring awareness to the importance of Mental, Physical, and Spiritual health while offering healthy and sustainable products directly to the consumer.

Brand values

Health
Being healthy is the absolute core of the brand.
Self-care

Practicing self-care and seeking well-being is part of the main message.

Compassion

Recognizing that there are people suffering and the need to take action.

Communication

Strong and clear communication.

Community

Moved by a group of people with a common goal.

Gratitude

Appreciating all the people involved in this movement.

For your Physical, Mental & Spiritual Health.
Beanism

The brand goal is to spread the message and importance of overall well-being but mainly in the three categories of mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Beanism will achieve this with products that perfectly align with these three categories, and a strong and constant content creation and sharing across multiple platforms.

Healthy choices made simple.
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Great Taste & No Waste

Illustration

Illustration set for GoodBites app.


Hong Kong has a huge food waste problem with over 3000 tons going to the landfill daily, much of which can be saved. GoodBites position is to help vendors reduce waste and protect their profits (recovering costs) by selling otherwise wasted food.


GoodBites aims to help society by preventing waste, promote food education, and raise awareness about the food waste issue.

GoodBites

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Spelty Biscuit

Brand design

Logo design and illustrations for Spelty Biscuit – a new sub-brand by Amavida Coffee Roasters. The biscuits are made from scratch with the finest spelt, every morning, thus ensuring quality and freshness with each batch.
 
They aim to be known for having a delicious, traditional, and genuine product. The font used in the logo is thick, warm, and bouncy, reminding the biscuit boxes from our grandma’s house.

Spelty Biscuits

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Finding Tuscany

Illustration

Set of illustrations to promote a one-week exploring trip through Tuscany, Italy.


This itinerary will feature stays in two heavenly villa properties, daily hikes across the green countryside, yoga sessions & local wine and food tasting, providing a glimpse into authentic Tuscan living.

Finding Tuscany

This adventure includes visits to local ricotta cheese producers and organic lavender farms...
...daily Yoga sessions (at sunrise, during the hikes, or at sunset)...
...walks through winery lands, and taste some of the best Tuscan wines...
...plus, combined olive oil and wine meals with long time olive tree grower and olive oil producers.
You will also visit internationally renown ceramic artists...
..and have a chance to prepare and enjoy an Italian Happy Meal!
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Fitness Couple

Brand design

Kristen and Stirling are health and fitness coaches. They offer a comprehensive, personalised online coaching program, focused on helping busy people lose weight, gain energy, build lean muscle, and create lifestyle and nutrition habits that last for sustainable results.

 

 

“We think that too many people view health and fitness in the wrong way. Many people tend to put a timeline on what they want to achieve instead of seeing it as an actual lifestyle change. We believe there should be no finish line when it comes to health and that it’s about making small consistent changes that lead to BIG results that LAST.”

Kristen and Stirling

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Slow J

Live Show

Motion design and 3D render

After being commissioned to structure the new visual show for one of the Portuguese finest, SLOW J. 2 months of hard work, countless meetings, sweat and tears here it is!

 

A little recap of what Pedro came up with.

 

You should definitely check out his live performance if you get a chance, it’s stunning!

For Slow J

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DJ RIDE X PHRIES

BEATTAPE

Motion design and 3D render

“BEATTAPE” is a project that Dj Ride went to Pedro for help to put into visuals the music he created.


It was a great process, transforming 15 music pieces into visual artwork.


The main idea that Pedro and Dj Ride discussed was that the “BEATTAPE” was a journey through the creation, integration, and finally re-creation of a living being, not necessarily a person.


This is a really big project, hope you enjoy it!

DJ Ride x Phries

DJ Ride - Slowjams

DJ Ride - Only you can

DJ Ride - I still think about you

DJ Ride - Baby I

DJ Ride - Brighter

DJ Ride - Frames

DJ Ride - What is love

DJ Ride - Just believe

DJ Ride - Lost in shibuya

DJ Ride - Far from what I don't know

DJ Ride - One for dilla

DJ Ride - Thank you more please

DJ Ride - Where the sun is

DJ Ride - Wondering

DJ Ride - Midnight

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Warkânu

3D modelling and graphic design

Etiru son of Tongiu is an Ancient chief of Sanufaim tribe and the Wolf leader of the Galakoh clan. This character is a recreation of the Classic Iberian Norwest warriors descriptions from Iron Age, most well known as “Lusitans” or “Castrejos”.

 

All this Art belongs to Warkânu, an Artbook that recreates the Castro Culture and that will be launched soon. The Artbook Warkânu is the result of a partnership with the Illustrator André Costa, which also painted and developed a lot of illustrations in the book.

 

 

Warkanu

Etiru weapons were also based in real artifacts and were modified in order to be more EPIC! but always true to the iron age data and archeological findings.

The final 3D renders were made from the Etiru 3D Model using Pixologic Zbrush standard render “BPR Render. Final tweaks and adjustments were made in Photoshop before implementing the character on the Warkânu Artbook.

The Warkânu Weaponry was also created. It’s a 3D composition made with many of the accessories sculpted for the Warkânu characters. All this Art belongs to the Warkânu Artbook, a book that recreates the Castro Culture and that will be launched soon.

For this same project, an original typeface was created. With the purpose of integrating the Warkânu Artbook, this font was designed to be identical to the iron age scripts from Iberia and the Phoenician Alphabet.

Thank you!

GrowingDesign © 2014-2021

Crystal

3D modelling

Crystal is a 3D model of an ancient woman that may belong to the Old nobility due to its gold ornaments and precious stones. Her style was inspired by the descriptions of ancient Mediterranean women from the Golden age of Rome, Greece, and the Mediterranean Empires. 3D model created for different kinds of purposes.

 

Manuel

GrowingDesign © 2014-2021

Joel Sousa

Brand & Graphic Designer

In a world of extreme clutter, we need a strong brand to truly differentiate ourselves! That’s what most of my clients struggle with, that’s why I’m here to help.

First, we’ll set the foundations for your brand, by working on your Brand’s DNA. Then, we’ll translate it into strong and brand-aligned visuals.

I won’t work for you. We’ll work together.

The main goal is to design a solution that you’ll identify with and for that, you’ll always be involved during the entire process. From my experience, this is the best way to work on a brand design project and it’s also a common request from more experienced clients.

I started as a graphic designer and in the past couple of years, I’ve been more focused on providing brand identity, editorial, and social media design services to startup brands and businesses. I help these clients stand out from the clutter we live in through meaningful design.

I graduated from the School of Art and Design in Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) – where I studied graphic design and multimedia. I have also had the opportunity to intern for different companies, one of them in Italy!

Got you interested? Let’s set up a call today!