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Francisco Modesto is a designer and creative born in Alcanena, Portugal in 1995. His work is deeply multidisciplinary, having worked with renowned brands in the field of visual identities in various industries and geographies.

His work has been recognized by numerous design organizations, publications and academic institutions including Adobe, Behance, Art Directors Club of Europe, Clube de Criativos de Portugal, The Portuguese Design, Presidency of the Portuguese Republic, Marketeer Magazine, University of Porto, Politécnico de Leiria, among others.

With his multidisciplinary background, ranging from design, multimedia, education, project management to art and culture, Francisco Modesto has a degree in ‘Graphic Design and Multimedia’with a focus on motion graphics and organization of cultural events, he is a master in ‘Multimedia’, specializing in human-centered-design and sociocultural mobile applications, and is currently the founder of ‘The Chico∙Studio’ a freelance project where he is responsible for design projects for start-ups, non-profit organizations and educational.

Prior to founding his studio, Francisco was a Junior Motion Designer at LGG Advisors where he created motion videos for international clients. Later he started as Head Chief of Creative and Design where he led work all the creative work for clients. During 2014 to 2017, he worked on different roles on an independent design festival known as EVA - ESAD Video Arts Festival, promoting the best-of multimedia design and visual arts.

His practices, methodology and creative activity are imminently interdisciplinary, combining areas such as communication, design, animation, multimedia, education, participatory practices, artistic and cultural intervention, audio-visual installations, social change, sustainability, new digital media and technologies.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

2019
Head Chief of Creative & Design Department (CCD)
LGG Advisors

2018 - 2019
Junior Motion Designer Intern
LGG Advisors

2017
Special Invited Manager/Organizer
ESAD Video Arts Festival

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

education

Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto
Master of Multimedia; July 2019
Specialization in Culture & Arts
Porto, Portugal

University of Porto
Certificate in Training Program
Education; July 2017
Porto, Portugal

School Arts & Design, Caldas da Rainha
Bachelor in Graphic & Multimedia
Design, July 2016
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Resume and portfolio available upon request
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