Francisco Modesto is an educator, designer and creative born in Alcanena, a village in the most central of the traditional provinces of Portugal. His work is known to be inherently multidisciplinary, having the privileged of collaborating with renowned brands across the world in the field of communication, design, and culture.

His work has been recognized by numerous design organizations, institutions and publications including Adobe, Behance, Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE), Clube de Criativos de Portugal (CCP), among others.

His academic background ranges from design, multimedia, management to arts and culture. Francisco has a degree in “Graphic and Multimedia Design” with a focus on motion graphics and organization of cultural events. He is also a master in “Multimedia”, specialized in human-centered design and mobile applications.

Currently, he works full-time as a senior motion designer at FABAMAQ, a Portuguese Software House in Oporto, Portugal. In the after-hours, he is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave were pioneers the classes of “Typography for Digital Media”, “Motion Design I & II”, and “Fundamentals for Digital Media”. Also, he is the founder of “The Chico∙Studio”, a freelance design identity where he is responsible for designing communication experiences for start-ups, non-profit organizations and education.

Prior to founding the studio, Francisco started his career as a Motion Designer at LGG Advisors, a finance and risk consultancy, where he designed communication assets for international clients. Later that year, he was invited to be the Head Chief of Creative and Design where he had the opportunity to lead all the creative activities.

His practices, methodologies and creative activities are imminently multidisciplinary, designing each experience through communication, design, animation, interaction, multimedia, game design, education, management, participatory practices, artistic and cultural intervention, performing arts, social change, sustainability, new digital media and technologies.


2021 - Present
Assistant Professor | Intership Supervisor
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave

2021 - Present
Motion Designer

2017 - Present
Founder, Creative Director & Designer
The Chico Studio

Head Chief of Creative & Design Department (CCD)
LGG Advisors

2018 - 2019
Junior Motion Designer Intern
LGG Advisors

Special Invited Manager/Organizer
ESAD Video Arts Festival

2014 - 2016
Volunteer, Manager & Event Organizer
ESAD Video Arts Festival, Edition 2015 - 2016


Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto - Master of Multimedia Specialization in Culture & Arts
Porto, Portugal

University of Porto
Certificate in Training Program
Porto, Portugal

School Arts & Design, Caldas da Rainha
Bachelor in Graphic & Multimedia
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal


XXIII Crossover Exhibition
Porto, Portugal; Feb 2019
Curated by Mecha Studio

Sábado-Feira VIII in Maus Hábitos Espaço
de Intervenção Cultural
Porto, Portugal; Mar 2018
Curated by Mariana Malhão & Dylan Silva

Resume and portfolio available upon request