Catarina Sampaio is a communication designer, working in the independent film industry for more than 10 years.

Catarina is designing posters, packaging and websites and other graphic material for several films from established filmmakers, both Portuguese and international, such as David Cronenberg, Wim Wenders, Robert Schwentke, Andrzej Zulawski, Raúl Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento, Fernando Lopes, José Fonseca e Costa, Bruno de Almeida, Hugo Vieira da Silva, Tiago Guedes, amongst many others.

She also has an ongoing collaboration with Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival (LEFFEST) since it’s first edition in 2007, managing it’s design department since 2009. 

Before working in cinema, she worked as an art director in the advertising industry.

With experience in key art, packaging and digital design, Catarina has keen eye for typography and strong concept ability. She is proficient in Photoshop (including photography retouch), Indesign, Illustrator and webdesign tools.

Catarina is a PhD student at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, has a master in Communication Design and New Media (2019), a post-graduate degree in New Media and Web Practices (2007), a degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design (2005) and studied Visual Arts in high school. She also has complementary training in Web Applications Programming, Creative Advertising and Digital Illustration. 

Work Distinctions

︎ Sophia Award - 1st Best Film Poster of the Year 2019 by the Portuguese Cinema Academy, for “A Herdade” by Tiago Guedes

︎ Sophia Award - 3rd Best Film Poster of the Year 2018 by the Portuguese Cinema Academy, for “O Caderno Negro” by Valeria Sarmiento

︎ Best DVD Edition of the Year 2011 by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, for “Mystères de Lisbonne” by Raúl Ruiz

︎Movie Poster of the Week by MUBI, for “Lines of Wellington” by Raúl Ruiz

︎Nominee at the 7th edition of the Marketeer Awards in the category Art and Culture, for Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2014


︎1st Exhibition of the Portuguese Film Posters, organized by the Portuguese Cinema Academy

︎Portuguese Cinema Posters exhibition, organized by ICA Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual and LisbonWeek


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