Hi! My name is Maria João, Portuguese since 1982, living in Berlin since 2013 and below are some quick facts about what I have been doing as a designer and illustrator (or you can check my LinkedIn page for more detailed professional information).
I am always open to take part in new projects and to develop interesting collaborations, so feel free to contact me anytime.



Communication Design – University Degree  – 2000/2004- Universidade de Aveiro / Aveiro, Portugal
Erasmus Program – Universidade del País Vasco – 2003 / Bilbao, Spain
Design and Visual Culture – IADE – 2006/2008 / Lisbon, Portugal


Graphic & Textile Designer / Illustrator / FounderPankuka Prints / Berlin, Germany
Graphic Designer - Walk / Aveiro, Portugal
Illustrator“Ilha das Cores” – RTP & Zeppelin Filmes / Lisbon, Portugal
Illustrator“Brujerias” – Continental Producciones / Lisbon, Portugal
Junior Graphic Designer – Hpp EuroRscg / Lisbon, Portugal
Junior Graphic Designer – Stickee Ltd. / London, Uk
Freelance IllustratorTMN, Imaginarium, Sociedade Ponto Verde, Zeppelin Filmes, Porto Editora, among others
Freelance Graphic DesignerBiogoods, Silampos, Campo de Voo de Benavente, Bonito Serviço, Amnistia Internacional, among others


Traditional Animation – IPJ / Aveiro, Portugal
Illustration Workshop with Adelchi Galloni – CCB / Lisbon, Portugal
Screen Printing Workshop – Estamparia / Lisbon, Portugal
Surface and Pattern Design / Short Course – Central Saint Martins / London, UK
Natural Paints for Screen-Printing – Chika Ito & Berlin Printing Festival / Berlin, Germany
Tu Empresa de Diseño / Online Course – La Casita de Wendy
Screen Printing Workshop – LERACLET / Berlin, Germany


Textiles from KutchResearch Project in India, funded by Museu do Oriente / Portugal & India
Textiles from Kutch – Exhibition and Conference with Indian Artisans – Museu do Oriente / Lisbon, Portugal
London Design Festival – Exhibitor invited by the feminine collective Flock – LDF 2011 / London, UK


Graphic Designer / IllustratorAmnesty International Portugal / Lisbon, Portugal
Printing Workshop MonitorGive Something Back to Berlin / Berlin, Germany