From Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, to Skåne, Sweden.
It's been a long journey.
I was born and raised in Brazil. After high school, I had the opportunity to move to the USA and begin my bachelor studies in Interior Design at Marymount University (VA). I also had the opportunity to intern at an Interior Design firm.
After 3 years, I decided to return to Rio and started studying Industrial Design at PUC-Rio. Their program presented a mix of Product and Graphic Design. I graduated in 2013 with a BA in Industrial Design. I worked as an intern in a couple of product design offices, and especially in a graphic and packaging design agency called RAFdesign. I worked as an intern and later was hired as a Graphic Designer.
Not quite satisfied yet, I then applied to a Master program at Lund University, in Sweden. Scandinavian design had always caught my attention. I was accepted and began the Master's in 2014, graduating after 2 years. I then worked at a Swedish advertising agency in Helsingborg called Ego Reklambyrå as a freelancer for two months, before deciding to be a full time freelancer and start my own company, JF Design Studio.
I still believe my journey has barely begun...