Hi, I’m Ânia!
I’m an extroverted optimist who believes people should be happy doing what they love the most for a living.
As I was completing my graduation in Communication Design back in 2011, I spent a few months working together with The Home Project on Projecto TASA. During that time we helped 11 Portuguese artisans by providing them with design, branding and business solutions to bring strategic innovation to the craft industry.
After graduation, I started a software and design company with my partner. We were able to offer jobs to 5 other designers and software engineers.
Between 2014 and 2018 I worked at The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling, striving to provide the most personal art education anyone can find online. I wore and excelled at many hats such as Production Manager, Content Producer, Team Manager, Project Manager, Student Coach, Assistant Teacher, Community Director, and lastly, Producer for The Oatley Academy ArtCast.
I am the co-founder of Mucancas, a coworking space in Loulé, Algarve, for people from different cultures and professional backgrounds.
In June 2018 I joined the Etchr Lab team as a Social Media and Marketing Manager. We want to make the world a better place by helping artists bring their art and creations into it.
I’m also working together with Stephen Silver, Character Designer of Kim Possible and other awesome shows. We believe good education should be for everyone, and so we’re offering online and on-location lectures and events to help as many artists as we can.
On my free time I write and illustrate my children’s books. I also write weekly blog posts where I share my process, struggles and tips with to motivate other artists.
In other words, I’m an artist and storyteller who loves to help other creatives.
If you’d like to contact me to ask questions, commission me or just say hello, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I LOVE hearing from you 🙂
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