Pedro Ferreira was born in Porto, Portugal in 1974. In 1999 he graduated in Graphic Design, ESAD – College of Arts and Design and began working as a graphic designer in a design studio. In 2000 he entered the design department of Cifial company, and since then he worked as a designer, illustrator and more recently as a digital artist.
Some of his work has won international awards and was printed in magazines of Photoshop, photo manipulation and digital art.
Pedro, could you introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello everyone, my name is Pedro Ferreira, I’m a graphic designer and digital artist from Porto, Portugal, graduated in Graphic Design in ESAD (School of Arts and Design – Matosinhos). Since 2000 I work as a graphic designer, illustrator and more recently as a digital artist. My works are very strong visually and rich chromatically, always with a message or a story to tell! They are all made in Photoshop using many times vector elements, designed in Illustrator.
Why did you choose this profession?
I think it all came together in a natural way in my life! Since my adolescence I like to draw and paint and made multiple exhibitions. I was also a teacher for some time, of painting and drawing, always having a love for images and color inside of me. At one point I dropped the brushes and swapped them for the computer keyboard and didn’t quit anymore! Create my own pictures makes me more alive, and allows me to express what I feel and think in a very personal way, using my imagination without limits!
What do you especially like about it and what do you find the most challenging?
Above all, what I like to do is for example pick some images that I think interesting and transform them, merging them, giving them a new identity and a new sense! And always with a personal brand, with a language that is easily recognized and appreciated by others. I have also always pay close attention to detail. All details are important to get a good picture, to have a convincing result in the end! The biggest challenge is to evolve and always exceeded my expectations and difficulties.
It is very important to learn and see new things and above all never give up!
What do you currently work on?
Currently I work as a graphic designer in the design studio of a large company. As a freelancer my greatest passion is digital art, of which I am a big fan and a careful follower of emerging trends. I am always ready to accept new challenges and new opportunities to show what I really like to do! I appreciate the opportunity given to me to show my work and talk a little about me!
Do you have a precised future plan?
I’m not sure how tomorrow it’s going to be, but I sincerely hope to continue doing what I like and have many opportunities to show it to others! I know I still have much to learn and grow as a digital artist, but I want to leave my mark, my pictures! I want others to look and say this is Pedro’s works! 🙂
What could you advice to those who would like to follow your steps?
Please never give up on your dreams and ambitions! Believe you can, because believe it’s achieve!
It is also important to learn from the experience and knowledge of others, propose ourselves to get go so far as they were to eat a slice of delicious cake that is success!
Thanks and see you soon!
Latest Pedro Ferreira’s Work
My work “The Island” was the big winner of the national competition, Here is a Ecological Seal promoted by CTT – Portugal Post. Existing three categories for competition: children, youth and adults, my work was the winner of the last category.
In 2011 will be printed a ecological stamp with my work!
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