Joana R.

Photo by Filipe Mateus

About me

My name is Joana Raimundo and I’m a Portuguese freelance illustrator/designer currently living in Portugal.

I’m from Alcobaça (yes, the one with the really old but awesome monastery) and here I lived until it was time to go to the university. After that I traveled a bit to study (¡Barcelona, olé!) and work (Venezia, dai) and eventually came back because that’s just how life goes.

As an illustrator I’ve been lucky enough to work on all kinds of projects – kids’ books for the smallest publisher in the world, posters for awesome rock parties, lettering for cool t-shirts and album art for cosmic music from a distant galaxy. I’m currently working on a animation for a short-movie, so stay tunned.

But I also love and work on the multimedia universe – I graduated in New Communication Technologies at the University of Aveiro and worked full-time as a web-designer and front-end developer for 9 years, 6 of those for the international fashion brands La Redoute and Vertbaudet. In this field I’m fascinated about accessibility, responsive design (since I read that article by John Allsopp and that book by Ethan Marcotte) and progressive enhancement (since I read that other book by Aaron Gustafson).

I’m currently available for new projects, so feel free to contact me (even if it’s just to say “Hey girl!”) – ring-a-ding-ding

Since this is meant to be an online portfolio, some stuff like sketch book illustrations or w.i.p. pics won’t be published here. Instead I’ll be posting it on social media websites which you are very welcome to follow:

Twitter @joana_cc

There are also some illustrations for sale right here:


≻ 2016 Freelancer
≻ 2010 Designer at (PT)
2010 – 2016
Marketing technician at Vertbaudet‘s International Studio, in Leiria (PT)
2008 – 2009
Designer at ADmore, s.r.l., in Venice (IT)
2007 – 2008
Intern designer at Design33, di Balasso Lisa, in Venice (IT)
2007 Post-Graduated in Illustration for Children and Youth Publications at EINA (ES)
2002 – 2006 Graduated in New Communication Technologies at the University of Aveiro (PT)

About this website

This website was designed and developed by yours truly. It runs on wordpress and the theme was developed as a front-end exercise.
It is responsive and I tried to build it following the progressive enhancement method and respecting accessibility matters (so if anything looks funky, please let me know so I can fix it – hello (at) joana (dot) cc)

Hosting GoDaddy
CMS WordPress
Font HK Grotesk™ Pro by Alfredo Marco Pradil
Design & theme development Joana R.

Valid CSS!
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