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How everything started

Hello! I am Matteus Faria (actually my full name is Matteus de Faria Vilas Boas, but I think shorter it sounds better). I lived my entire childhood in the city of Guarulhos, where I lived in a dead-end street and it made me to play soccer with my friends almost everyday, it was a really cool time.

When I was 12, I had to move to Praia Grande. Despite living in front of the sea I’ve never had the habit of going to the beach. At school I always liked more of sport classes for the simple fact of being able to play soccer. In my youth I attended several tests to try to enter in a club, but I failed in all of them. The another hobby that I had at that time was spending some time at the computer, and that was the time I became interested in Design (even not knowing what it meant).

The first software I learned to use was the Fireworks MX 2004, this was in 2007 when I was 15. Accessing forums and more forums I realized that this was not the ideal software for the things I wanted to do, then after a few months I migrated to Adobe Photoshop and later I also started to use Maxon Cinema 4D. In forums I learned reading some tutorials and also joined in some competitions like the famous SOTW (Signature Of The Week). Great times!

Over the years, my interest in the Design field was increasing and I’ve decided that I would attend a Graphic Design College once my high school was finished. In 2011 I started the Graphic Design course at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). In the IED, I had great teachers and made some friends, which I speak until nowadays, it was a very important stage where I could learn a lot not only about Design.

Currently I’m working as a Graphic Designer at AFRICA ad agency, and I am always looking for new projects to work with.

Work experience

. 2015/2017 – AFRICA:  Graphic Designer
. 2014/2015The Kumite:  Jr. Art Director
. 2014CUBOCC:  Jr. Art Director
. 2013Santa Clara:  Art Assistant
. 2012/2013CONSULADO:  Intern

Online features

Mindsparkle Mag
Interview PSDTuts+
Featured on Behance Graphic Design gallery
Featured on Behance Illustration gallery
Featured on Semi Permanent Book 2011 2nd Edition

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Brazil – São Paulo, SP