Rafael Gonçalves

explores the intersection of Digital Media and Graphic Design as a practice and attitude. Through the fields of UI/UX Design, Web Development and Creative Coding rises an exploration of the technology in the service of communication. Working mainly with culture and for culture, Rafael's work gives voice to independent artists and large institutions, some of the projects he developed are: Porto Design Biennale (2019, 2021), The Archive of Vibrant Matter, Casa do Design Website, Espaço Ócio, Porto Design Summer School, Hands-on Type, Hélder Gonçalves and more. Has an information-driven practive, the need to understand the real world is in the center of his practice, the cycle of questioning - learning - making motivates a bidirectional exchange of the also present relationship learning - teaching. Rafael teaches Digital Media Design, Interface Development and co-coordinates the Post Graduate Course Information-Driven Design at ESAD Arts + Design in Matosinhos, he works as a researcher at esad—idea, the University Research center, and is the New Media Director of Porto Design Biennale.