Gonçalo Viana

LISBON, PORTUGAL

Gonçalo Viana was born in Lisbon, a retro European town famed for its bright light and custard tarts. He studied architecture and moved to London, where he worked at a practice for a few years. Illustration had always been his first love though, and back to Lisbon he left architecture and soon started work as a freelance illustrator. Geometry did find a way to seep back in, providing a framework for his concepts, strong colors and textures.

Gonçalo likes nothing more than to translate complex ideas into simple and engaging images. He has over 15 years experience in editorial and advertising illustration. He also loves to illustrate children’s books.

Advertising & Design Clients:

T Rowe Price, Iam8bit, FNAC, White Rabbit, Plot Content Agency, Torke CC, M2/Chapeu, Silva Designers, Levoir, EGEAC, Vista Alegre

Editorial Clients:

The New York Times, Variety, How Magazine, Adweek, Barron’s, Pacific Standard, University of Chicago Magazine, Colorado Biz, Scientific American Mind, WWD, ACC Docket, New Scientist, HR Magazine, Middlebury Magazine, Syllabus, DJ Plus, Australian Property Investor, Computer Arts, Corriere Della Sera, Brasil Economico, Estrategia, Mente e Cerebro, Visao, Expresso, Publico, Diario de Noticias, Jornal I, O Independente, Diario Economico, Jornal de Negocios, Semanario Economico, Exame, Correio da Manha, GQ Portugal, Sabado, Estante, Maxima, Montepio, Saber Viver, Os Meus Livros, Aposta CTT, Deco Proteste, Nau XXI

Publishing Clients:

Penguin Random House Portugal, Mondadori Editore, Leya, Editorial Caminho, Bruaa, Tcharan, APCC, Pato Lógico

Honours and Awards
  • European Newspaper Awards, Award of Excellence, 2016
  • Luerzer’s Archive, 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, 2014
  • 3×3 Professional Show No.11, Merit, 2014
  • Society of Illustrators 56 Show, Selected, 2013
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 54, Award of Excellence, 2013
  • Gestalten, “Little Big Books, Illustrations for Children’s Picture Books”, 2012
  • 3×3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, ProShow, Best of Show Award, 2012
  • Bologna Book Fair Guest Country Exhibition, 2012
  • Communication Arts Illustration Annual 53, Award of Excellence, 2012
  • 3×3 The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Children’s Illustration Show, Merit, 2011
  • Luerzer’s Archive, 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, 2011
  • Society for News Design, Award of Excellence, 2004

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Gonçalo Viana

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Troca-Tintas (True Colors)

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Forgot What it's Called - The Fight
Forgot What it's Called

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Looks Like a Bird

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O Toiro Azul (The Blue Bull)
The Blue Bull

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The King's Books

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GONÇALO VIANA | SCHOOL BULLYING FOR EXPRESSO

This is a brilliant piece by GONÇALO VIANA for Expresso! So subtle and yet so powerful. The article is about…

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We're loving this piece by GONCALO VIANA for Icarus Complex Magazine for an article on "The Future of Food Under…

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