Miguel

Designer
London, UK/ Porto, Portugal
$ 75.00
/ hour
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I am a 22 year old Portuguese designer living in London who loves making things and using tech and design to improve people's life. I’ve previously worked at Google Creative Lab making things that connect people and technology. Before that, I was at Pentagram in London and Fantasy Interactive in New York. My work spans from branding to interactive design, iOS Games and augmented reality experiences. I love working on projects that have a positive impact on people’s life and the environment.

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Work Experience
Google Creative Lab
Designer
Jul 2018 to Jul 2019
London
Pentagram
Design Intern
Nov 2017 to Feb 2018
London
Fantasy
Design Intern
Jul 2018 to Jul 2019
London
University

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Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

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You should pick me becuase

Because I put my full effort into what I do and I've had some experience working at Google for over a year and interning in international studios such as Pentagram.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

You should select me because

Because I put my full effort into what I do and I've had some experience working at Google for over a year and interning in international studios such as Pentagram.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Probably moving to London from Porto when I was 17, without knowing anyone in the UK. It was an amazing learning experience and it shaped a lot the person I am today.

How are creativity and innovation related?

Although those are 2 related concepts, being creative doesn't necessarily imply making something innovative. I find they both require the same mental state of openness and critical thinking.

Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

With all the information we're constantly being bombarded with, being clear in the message you communicate or the product you produce is essential. Creativity is often what distinguishes companies from the crowd.

You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

If I 30 minutes of free time and had spent the rest of the day in front of the computer working, which I often do, I would probably go for a quick run. I find that it helps me think more clearly and be more positive. I ran a marathon last year and it was a great mental and physical challenge.

What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

Those are two very deep questions that I could spend a lot of time writing about. Here goes a short version: 1 risky/bold goal: Use my design and communication skills to tell the most meaningful stories and make super useful products. 1 problem to solve: Not entirely related to design, but probably fixing the education system. So many things that are outdated/ missing on the current things kids get taught around the world

Explain your creative process

Often I start my creative process by making sure I understand what problem needs to be solved. This can be done by doing research, asking questions to the client and thinking carefully about what needs to be done. After that, I sketch and quickly iterate different solutions to the problem. I often select 3 favourite routes to solve that problem. Sharing those routes with a fresh pair of eyes often helps get a better understanding of what works and what doesn't. Then I usually go through rounds of refining the work, while still regularly making sure I'm solving the right problem.

What is the best advice that you have been given?

Wow, these are great questions! Probably by my dad, when I was maybe 12. He said that there were a lot of things in this world that can be improved and done better and if I worked hard enough and kept looking at things with a critical mind, I would be able to have a great impact and do good things.

What is your definition of creativity?

For me creativity is being able to come up with something in your mind and represent it in a way that can be perceived by others, whether that's through images, sounds or words.

What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

I've been listening to a lot of Tom Misch and Jamie Cullum: — Mind Trick, by Jamie Cullum — Everlasting Love by Jamie Cullum — It runs through me by Tom Misch — Budapest by George Ezra — Only Love by Ben Howard — Believe by Mumford & Sons — Hold back the river by James Bay — Don't give up on me by Jamie Cullum — Movie by Tom Misch — Disco Yes by Tom Misch

How do you want people to remember you?

I'd love to think people see me as a positive and determined person. Also, maybe, more importantly, a good listener and a good friend. Actually, I keep a spreadsheet of goals and things I like and want to improve both in my personality, work-life or social life. I feel like actively thinking about these questions helps me get better and make sure I keep growing.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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