I am Maria (or Leonor), a creative born in Évora, Portugal. My design is fuelled by questions. The ‘why’, the ‘what’ and the ‘who’ are essential to every project I make or think about doing. Humans are also at the heart of my practice, as I like to relate my designs to emotions and lived experiences. I am interested in design that communicates with its medium and the people around it. And I would describe my work as maximalist, conceptual and self-referential.
In terms of outcomes I am all for print, publications and conceptual branding. Besides that, as a museum lover, I am keen on supporting art and design for cultural institutions.
My other interests include photography, painting, cinema, poetry, and experimental typography. I love working with and around others and I believe that the play you do outside your formal practice is just as important as the actual work.