Contra-Estúdio is the shared platform of communication designers Laura Araújo and Guilherme Sousa. Since 2013 they work together in the development of communication projects and strategies for clients and friends in fields such as the cultural sector, public management or local commerce. Their collective work is informed by their individual experience in and beyond graphic design, including independent publishing, audiovisual creation, writing and curating.


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Laura Araújo (b.1993; Câmara de Lobos, PT) graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon (FBAUL) in 2015. After graduation she integrated the communication design department at FBAUL, working with clients such as the University of Lisbon and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. She currently works at the design department of A Vida Portuguesa and as a freelance graphic designer. She shares the platform Contra-Estúdio with Guilherme Sousa.

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Guilherme Sousa (b.1994; Vila Real, PT) graduated graduated in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon (FBAUL) in 2015. His work focuses on the development of visual communication projects and design writing, researching and curating. He was a guest author in publication such as Público/P2, Jornal Arquitectos and several academic publications. In 2013 he found the online magazine IP4 with Sofia Rocha e Silva and between 2015 and 2018 he was part of the FBAUL team in the Shops With History program at the Lisbon City Council. He shares the platform Contra-Estúdio with graphic design Laura Araújo.

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