Born in Lisbon, Portugal, I was encouraged from a young age to travel and explore beyond boundaries, so typical of my Portuguese heritage. This national drive led to a solid education in my twin interests, science and art, through universities at home and abroad. Throughout my career I have pursued a broad range of professional experiences, working as a scientific illustrator and animator, teaching at a university and many other institutions, and exhibiting in an assortment of settings.

In my work I use a variety of media techniques to inspire in people an appreciation of nature and to visually communicate science subjects. I am as comfortable painting with a watercolor brush as I am drawing with a stylus. It is part of my DNA to enthusiastically embrace new professional challenges and continuously work to expand my skills.

My doctoral studies, a dive into digital media research in museum settings, have added considerably to my knowledge in mobile technology production, user experience and augmented reality. It has been very fulfilling as it brings my multidisciplinary areas together – I get to combine technology with science illustration, animation and design for the advacement of biocommunication.


Specializing in scientific and medical illustration, animation, infographics, graphic design and mobile experiences for Museums, Editorial and Scientists. Proficient at teaching and conducting outreach events about visual scientific communication for experts and the general public.

  • Traditional Illustration: graphite, carbon dust, pen & ink, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, acrylic
  • 2D and 3D Digital Illustration and Animation: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Maya, ZBrush
  • Video Production: Premiere, After Effects, MacCaption
  • Publishing: InDesign, iBooks Author
  • Webdesign: Dreamweaver, Muse, WordPress
  • Teaching and Outreach
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