Hello! My name is André Barros, and I am a Graphic Designer graduated at Aveiro University, Portugal with a passion for Web and Mobile. I was born in a distant land called Madeira Island, in Portugal, at the year of 1986. I describe myself as a dreamer, a non-stop worker, always trying to develop my skills to the next level, and learn new stuff in the process. With influences from an array of genres, I am a fan of minimalistic design and typography. Have work experience in Print Design, Web Design, Mobile, Identity & branding. Currently living and working in Manchester.
06 / 08*, Design, Madeira University
In the Madeira University, I have learned to work with Video and Editorial Design. But wanted something more and required transfer to the Aveiro University.
08 / 11, Design, Aveiro University
Chosen this year as one of the best 100 Design Schools in Europe. Aveiro University gave me the intellectual and practical tools to be the best possible at what I do.
13 / 14, Cambridge Advanced Exam, International House, Aveiro
My parents lived in Boston, USA, and always stimulated me to learn the English language. Years later I wanted to take my language skills to the next level. Finished the course with C1 level.
Senior Digital Designer, Trinity Mirror PLC, Manchester Studio - January '17 - January '18
Worked as part Senior Designer in the Digital Team on the Trinity Mirror, Creative Studio in Manchester. In this position my day to day was to look after the jobs needed to be completed, the workflow and review some of my designers work.
Digital Creative Designer, Trinity Mirror PLC, Manchester Studio - June '15 - January '17
Worked as part of the Digital Team on the Trinity Mirror, Creative Studio in Manchester. I am responsible for the creation of Digital content for clients all over the UK. I Work with Advertising; Rich Media; Games; UI Design and others.
Freelancer, June '11 - Present
Since I finished University started working as Freelancer, with a focus on Print work. I have worked for various clients such as:
Events by TLC and in partnership with them, Autodesk, Symantec, Harvard Power Group
iBrandit, October '11 - May '13
Working for this company, gave me experience of working in a team. Having to work closely with developers. While on iBrandit, I have designed interfaces for web, mobile and print. And worked with clients from Africa, United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal.