Olá. I’m Rui da Paz, a Art Director & multidisciplinary Designer. In my life, I
have studied ceramics, organised parties for hundreds of people when I was too young to legally drink alcohol, moved
to London, gotten kicked out of Central Saint Martins, dealt art through a contemporary art gallery I co-founded
in Soho, moved back to Lisbon to focus on design, moved to Stockholm,completed a degree in Interactive Art Direction
at Hyper Island. Now in Copenhagen.
In my spare time I collect interesting objects, listen to classical music, pile books and magazines,
travel, also working on a project about senior citizens. Formalities: worked with clients from Corporate to
Fashion, Startups to Concerts & Parties. Selected clients: Airbus Group, Sang Bleu, TTTism, Sony Music, Jeffrey
Deitch, S*M Sara Maia, Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, Teatro Praga, EDF, Luxfrágil, Faber Ventures, A CO Haus, C.A.R.O,
Reif Life, LaGrand Boutique, Leon magazine, Slanted Magazine, A.V. Farming, Stadin Ammattiopisto Helsinki, Good
barber, Fernão Cruz, Horacio Frutuoso, Rekki, Eye for an eye Records, Nom Nom Insights & a lot more.
Part of the Sang Bleu group, TTTism is the leading publishing and online platform dedicated to showcasing contemporary
tattooing. We developed a dynamic feed, in which images change size according to their popularity based on likes, a
hashtag search system and the possibility of sharing and bookmarking posts, maximizing the TTTism experience.
S*M is a Lisbon based clothing brand by Portuguese fashion designer Sara Maia. We collaborated closely with the
designer, observing the process of creating a collection. Coding and interaction by Vasco.
A design studio I co-founded with Vasco. Our website
focused on creating an experience that mirrors us, rather than displaying client work. We gave users the possiblity
of submiting drawings, messages or money. This project has been used tons of times as a reference + example of
brutalist webdesign, like here or here, pretty
Ivory & Black Gallery
Co-Founder & Director
I led a team of 5 art professionals that worked with a total of 28 artists in London and Miami, created eleven
exhibitions and published two books. I led the gallery’s creative direction and overseeing everything from brand
and identity to interior design, communications, PR and art dealing.
On Fast Cars
A visual research publication exploring the violence, dangers and aestethics in the world of Formula 1 racing.
Luar Do Matrix
Unused record cover for Luar Do Matrix, an old highscool friend who has now traveled the world with his music.
10 + years later we met again and collaborated.
Fine Objects Shop
A curated ecommerce platform to sell fine art, rare objects and oddities. The website and art direction are inspired
by old antique shops, the concept came from an idea Sergio
had a long time ago in London.
Website for Teatro praga is a contemporary theater company was born in 1995, Lisbon. The group has been regularly
creating theatre plays co-produced by the most prestigious contemporary cultural institutions in Portugal and have
performed at several festivals and events worldwide.
I created an App for Borda d'Água, a Portuguese almanac published annually since 1929, continues to be printed
in a traditional way and to maintain the same editorial line since its foundation.
I'm from Lisbon, I've lived in London, Stockholm, and now Copenhagen. I'm 1/2 of Apelido & Apelido. I do digital
Art direction, creative consultancy, photography, design, ui ux + solutions for digital products. Also do artworks
and posters for interesting projects. In my spare time I find & collect interesting objects, specially masks and
oddities, listen to classical music, pile books and magazines, travel, also working on a project about senior citizens.
Things I want to do: work less, travel more, learn how to sail, design a camouflage pattern, get a dog, host a radio
show at Antena2, Attend the Bayreuth Festival, make clothes, work with Stone Island, collaborate with Carhartt WIP,
work with European Space Comission, work with Steve Reich, and Arvo Pärt, Art direct an Opera, and lots more. Formalities:
worked with clients from Corporate to Fashion, Startups to Concerts & Parties. Selected clients: Airbus Group, Sang
Bleu, TTTism, Sony Music, Jeffrey Deitch, S*M Sara Maia, Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte, Teatro Praga, EDF, Luxfrágil,
Faber Ventures, A CO Haus, C.A.R.O, Reif Life, LaGrand Boutique, Leon magazine, Slanted Magazine, A.V. Farming, Stadin
Ammattiopisto Helsinki, Good barber, Fernão Cruz, Horacio Frutuoso, Rekki, Eye for an eye Records, Nom Nom Insights
& a lot more.
I'm available for big and small projects or collaborations, remote or in real life. So if you
need me, either shout my name under a full moon or email me. Thank you for reading. This website was designed by
David, Vasco helped too, because making your website is cool but trusting your friends to do it is even