Gonçalo Perdigão – Motion Graphic Designer

Who is Gonçalo Perdigão?

I am a driven, self-taught artist with a good sense of humour and always with a smile on my face.

How did your career path develop?

I started working in editing when I was 18-year old back in Portugal, doing music videos, TV pieces, motion design content, 3D and more. Then, a few years ago, a friend (I will be always grateful to) told me that the company he was working for needed another good motion designer, and he recommended me. I went in for an interview, got the job and stayed at that company for 2 years. I then went freelance and never stopped. That was 3 years ago.

What do you consider your greatest achievement/s so far?

I would say that every day is an achievement because every day entails a new brief and a new client. Being able to please the client, do a good job and getting called back is an achievement. It’s not easy but possible.

Any projects you are most proud of and why?

I’d like to think I’m proud of every project as you don’t know what’s waiting for you on a daily basis and what has worked today, won’t necessarily work tomorrow.

If I have to single out a specific project, I’d say the Adidas advert that I did for MPC because I’ve always wanted to work at MPC and the project was an Adidas advert. Seeing my work everywhere was an amazing experience and I’ve learned so much.

Another highlight was the motion design work I did for the rebranding of the National Rail because normally you work as part of a team with a pipeline, yet on that occasion it was just me and I needed to design and redesign the assets to do the animation.

Share your biggest lessons in life and work

Stay humble, network, remember the path that took you where you are, enjoy the ride and make the most out of it!

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