Joana Areal is a Communication Designer and Art Director currently based in Lisbon.
Creates and manages projects in the areas of Graphic Design, Art Direction, Webdesign, Editorial and Fashion.
Graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts (Lisbon) and Master in Communication Strategies and Art Direction at Elisava (Barcelona).
Her study is driven to deepen mankind’s ability to communicate through diverse media, embracing the potential of visual discourses. To apprehend new languages within the practice of design, to face and develop conceptual responses in distinct creative ways, based on the direct confrontation between art, technology and humanity.

Coordinator of the High National Diploma Course - Communication Design and Multimedia, at ETIC School of Innovation and Creation Technologies, in Lisbon.
Work published by several editors and magazines, such as: Victionary, Laurence King, Rockport, Design2context, Design and Design, Sandu Publishing, Index Book, Novum, NEO2, Slanted Publishers, among others.

Education

Course Coordinator
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Southampton Solent University
2017 - Present

Course Coordinator
HND in Art and Design
Communication Design and Multimedia Course
Etic, School of Innovation and Creation Technologies
2013 - Present

Teacher
Unit: Final Major Project
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Southampton Solent University
2017 - Present

Teacher
Unit: Professional Practice in Art and Design
HND in Art and Design
Communication Design and Multimedia Course
Etic, School of Innovation and Creation Technologies
2013 - Present

Teacher
Unit: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation
HND in Art and Design
Communication Design and Multimedia Course
Etic, School of Innovation and Creation Technologies
2013 - Present

Teacher
Unit: Final Project
Graphic Design Course
Etic, School of Innovation and Creation
Technologies
2015 - Present

Sessional Lecturer
Art Direction References
Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
2010 - 2011

Talks & Exhibitions

Talk
Behance Design
BE PT DAY
Lisbon, Portugal
2015

Conference
Design and Multimedia
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
2015

Talk
Run Studio Run
Open Door Studios
Lisbon, Portugal
2014

Jury
CCP Awards
Creative Club Festival
Lisbon, Portugal
2013

Talk
World Graphics Day
ESAD College of Arts and Design
Oporto, Portugal
2012

Collective Exhibition
Beauty lies in the
impossibilities of the Body
BAC – Barcelona Contemporary
Art Festival
Barcelona, Spain
2012

Collective Exhibition
Design in Question
Participation in Reudi Bauer Project (Book and Exhibition)
Barcelona, Spain
2012

Collective Exhibition
Boomshirt
Estoril FashionArt Festival
Estoril, Portugal
2010

Collective Installation
Minimizing
Fabrica Features
Lisbon, Portugal
2007

Publications

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CITIX60 City Guides: Lisbon
Viction:ary
2017

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Slanted #27 – Portugal
Slanted Publishers
2016

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I Love Type: Helvetica
Viction:ary
2014

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I Love Type: Times
Viction:ary
2014

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Restaurants & Hotels
Visual Image Design
Art Power
2014

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Card Design
MDX Graphic
2013

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International Visual Communication Design
MDX Graphic
2013

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Novum Magazine Nr. 7
World of Graphic Design
2013

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You Are Here
Viction:ary
2013

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Basic Sign
Index Book
2012

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Brochure&Layout
Hightone Book Corporation
2012

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Design in Question
Lars Müller Publishers
2012

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Designlicious
Basheer Graphic Books
2012

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Good Idea
Hightone Book Corporation
2012

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Design and Design
Book of the Year Vol.3
Index Book
2011

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I Love Type: I Love DIN
Viction:ary
2011

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Magic Branding2
Designerbooks
2011

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The Art of Package Design
Sandu Publising
2011

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By Invitation Only
Viction:ary
2010

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Look Up!
Dardo T
2010

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Magic Branding
Designerbooks
2010

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Mini Graphics
Sandu Publishing
2010

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Nice to Meet You Too
Viction:ary
2010

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Trend Forecaster’s Handbook
Laurence King
2010

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Design and Design
Book of the Year Vol.2
Index Book
2009

Contact

joana@joanaareal.pt
T + 351 966756198

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