Hello there! I'm Cátia Vide, a portuguese illustrator and graphic designer. I was born in 1990, in Oporto.
My academic and professional journey began in Braga, where I completed a degree in Graphic Design from the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave. Later, I participated in Erasmus+ in Barcelona, living there for almost two years and working as a designer (graphic, digital and UI) at the advertising agency LOLA Mullen Lowe.
From Barcelona, I moved to Lisbon, where I lived for almost seven years, working as a graphic and packaging designer at SONAE for the Continente private label. I also worked in another advertising agency, but in 2019 I became a freelancer and in 2022 I returned to Oporto.
In 2023, I completed a postgraduate degree in Illustration at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and also obtained the CCP, allowing me to provide accredited professional training in illustration to teachers and educators.
I’ve been dedicating myself to illustration, graphic design, training, collective exhibitions, among other pursuits and collaborating with magazines, publishers, companies, among others. I’ve published six children's books, with texts by writers such as Ana Paula Oliveira or Rosa Montez, some of which have been released in Spain, Poland, USA and Italy. My work has been recognized in national and international awards, including the 3x3 Contemporary Illustration Magazine (New York) and Communication Arts Illustration.
If you would like to work with me or just say hello, please do get in touch!
• Illustration postgraduate degree at Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Porto
• CCP Pedagogical Training Course at ENA - Escola de Negócios e Administração
• Ceramics at FICA Oficina Criativa
• UX/UI Design at EDIT - Disruptive Digital Education
• Graphic Design bachelor's degree at Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave
• Communication at EPI - Escola Profissional do Infante
• Unsustainability, Ardozia, 2023
• Clube de Sonhadores e Aspirantes a Sonhadores, Trinta Por Uma Linha, 2022
• The Meeting on Watercolor Street, in front of the Artists' Patio, APEI & GainKids, 2022
• A Vassoura que Desvassourou, Trinta Por Uma Linha, 2021
• Nós, as crianças... Temos direitos, APEI & IAC, 2021
• A Sala das Borboletas, Matrioska, 2021
• What if animals could go to the Olympic Games, Recortar Palavras, 2020
• What if animals could choose their nationality, Recortar Palavras, 2015
Exhibitions and others:
• Curation and participation in "Somos todos malucos", Padaria Águas Furtadas gallery, Porto, 2022
• "Mostra o animal selvagem que há em ti", Padaria Águas Furtadas gallery, Porto, 2022
• "UIVO - A Ilustração Sai à Rua", curated by Cláudia Melo, Fórum da Maia, 2022
• Guest speaker at the Education Conference at Magestil vocational school, Lisbon, 2021
• Ilustríssimo - Market and Illustration Show, Coimbra, 2021
• UIVO - Illustration Exhibition of Maia, curated by Cláudia Melo, Fórum da Maia, 2021
• "Dar vida e cor ao sonho," Almedina Gallery, Coimbra, 2021
• "Colo de Mãe", Almedina Gallery, Coimbra, 2014
• Street Art Porto Award - EDP, 2023
• Merit Award, 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, 2022
• Selection, Communication Arts Illustration, 2022
• Winner "Mostra o Animal Selvagem que há em ti", Águas Furtadas gallery, 2022
• Recommendation, National Reading Plan LER+, 2021
• Honorable Mention, 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, 2020
• Finalist, Sardinhas de Lisboa Contest - Festas de Lisboa, 2020
• Recommendation, National Reading Plan LER+, 2016 and 2015
• Winner Design & Design, USA, 2015
• 3rd place, Ilustração Contemporânea Portuguesa, 2015
• Winner "Design Relatório e Contas", Crédito Agrícola Bank, 2013
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