COLÖNIA

Colönia is a design studio based in Porto, Portugal, founded in 2010 as studio with store and micro-gallery.


In 2014, Colönia moved to a downtown apartment to focus their practice on the studio work: graphic design & art direction for cultural and commercial clients.


The studio/apartment, in a 1950s architectural style, can be visited by appointment, from Monday to Friday.
Colönia's work favors an ideas-led approach and the development of strategic creative thinking.


Working in editorial and print, photography & web, Colönia conveys a unique perspective to its clients projects.


Colönia
Rua Oliveira Monteiro 38 2º
4050-438 Porto Portugal
T: +351 919 108 146
joana@colonia.pt
hello@colonia.pt


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JOANA MACHADO

Joana Machado (1978, Porto) holds a degree in Communication Design (2002) from the University of Porto Fine-Arts School (FBAUP) and a post-graduation in History and Aesthetics of Electronic Art (2004) from Mecadi/Esdi, in Barcelona, where she studied under Siegfried Zielinski and Claudia Gannett.


She is the Art Director of the Design Studio Colönia where she works in the realms of graphic design and photography.


In 2004 she was jury of the international design contest Art Directors Club, in New York. For two years (2013-2015) she taught the course 'Art Direction in Editorial Photography' included in the Masters Course of Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.


Since 2015 she has been the designer in charge of developing the graphic identity of the Public Art Program of the City of Porto, having designed it’s Logotype and the Map of Public Art.


In 2017 she did a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 6 Years of Colönia Studio at the Viscondes de Balsemão Palace. The exhibition showcased a series of 14 posters and was called “Colönia 6 Years — On and Around Time”.

EXHIBITIONS

BRNO Biennial of Graphic Design, 2018


Design by Porto / Porto By Design, Porto Municipality, 2017


Design da Cultura, Cultura no Design, Porto Municipality, 2016


Colönia 6 Years, On and Around Time, Palacete Viscondes de Balsemão, 2017


Never Go Offline, Miss Opo, 2015


The Speed of the World Switcher, Remade in Portugal, Galeria Fundação EDP, 2013


The Speed of the World Switcher, IN-HOUSE OBJECTS, Festival DMY Berlin, 2013


FITNESS, Remade in Portugal, Galeria Fundação EDP, 2012


Blackware, Experimenta Design, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

BRNO Biennial of Graphic Design, 2018


Design by Porto / Porto By Design, Porto Municipality, 2017


Da Insaciabilidade ou ao mesmo tempo no caso de um milagre, Joana Von Mayer Trindade e Hugo Calhim, 2017


Colönia 6 Years, On and Around Time, Palacete Viscondes de Balsemão, 2017


Blackware, Experimenta Design, 2011

WORKSHOPS & TEACHING

University of Porto Fine-Arts School (FBAUP), Workshop “Art Direction for Editorial Photography” for the Master of Graphic & Editorial Design.


ESAP, Porto, Workshop “The Photo Book”.

TALKS

Mulheres em lugares de liderança: experiência e percursos, Casa Allen, Porto, 2017


Glote, Conversas e Petiscos, Porto, 2013

Colönia Design Studio
joana@colonia.pt
T: 0351 919108146

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