Side projects

Side projects

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UX Agenda

Since November 2018

UX Agenda is a weekend project that started from my own pain point of (not) finding a central place with all UX conferences, workshops, and meetups. This website is very simple and aims to be a useful tool for the UX community.

City Posters

Since early 2018

I started designing posters of cities that I visited on my trips as a way to practice my Graphic Design skills.

Through these posters you can get a sense of my design aesthetic: I really enjoy creating minimal, clean, modern pieces and user interfaces. Every monument is striped down to the essential details.


Geeky Explorer


I was the designer that created the new look-and-feel of Geeky Explorer, a travel blog with itineraries and travel guides focused on Portugal as a destination. Bruno, the author of the blog, needed a fresh and minimal redesign to kick-off 2019 and we worked together to achieve that.

The new design is online since December of 2018.


One Ticket Away

2017 - 2019

One Ticket Away was a travel blog where you could find articles about fascinating destinations that I visited. In a mix of photos and relevant insights, I wrote down my memories, experiences, food, and points of interest.


Viagens Flash


Me and Bruno Barroso were the founders of Viagens Flash, a website that aggregated affordable travel deals from Portugal to countries all over the world. I also designed and coded it.

The project ended due to the lack of traffic and because it was really time-consuming to look for all the deals and create design assets to share on social networks.


Tint UI

2015 - 2017

I was the founder, designer, and coder of, a color-picker tool for designers to copy hexadecimal color codes from official color palettes.

This was my favorite personal project because I felt like I was creating something useful for the Design community and reached +10.000 visitors in the first month. More details about this project below:

What's next?


For the past 6 years, I've been working on the intersection of Research and Design. I take ownership of user research and user testing, wireframing, visual mockups, and prototyping.


I'm João, a Product Designer and passionate problem solver.

João is a creative Product Designer and a passionate problem solver.

João is a creative Product Designer and a passionate problem solver.

Born in Lisbon and currently working remotely across Europe.

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