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Desisto is a graphic design studio based in Lisbon that operates globally. Established in 2013, the studio initially served as a creative escape from day-to-day job routines, focusing on curating exhibitions, publishing works, and fostering research and collaborations across various fields. In 2016, Desisto shifted its focus, primarily operating as a design studio emphasizing typography and production while still engaging in the activities it passionately embraces.

The ethos of Desisto centers on the belief that building enduring, high-quality work relationships with clients is crucial. The studio collaborates closely with clients, developing tailored and effective strategies for each project. Additionally, Desisto operates a Riso printing lab, further expanding its range of specialized services.
This multifaceted approach to graphic design is reflected in a body of work that meets clients’ commercial objectives and enriches the cultural and artistic landscape.

Our Team

Margarida Borges

Graphic Designer & Art Director
MA Graphic Design, Elisava — Barcelona
Teaching: ETIC, & ESAD.CR

Ricardo Martins

Graphic Designer & Art Director
MA Graphic Design, Elisava — Barcelona
Teaching: ETIC

José Mendes

Graphic Designer & Art Director
MA Graphic Design, Elisava — Barcelona
Teaching: ETIC

Marta Saraiva

Junior Graphic Designer
MA Graphic Design and Editorial Projects, FBAUP — Porto

Mariana Freire

Junior Graphic Designer
Graphic Design Graduate, ETIC — Lisboa

Alexandre Dias

Junior Graphic Designer
BA Honours Graphic Design, Solent Univ. — UK

Services

Creative Direction;

Graphic Design;

Brand Strategy;

Naming;

Art Direction;

Branding;

Visual Identity;

Flexible Systems:

Signage, Wayfinding;

Exhibition Design;

Editorial Design;

Web Design & Development;

Packaging;

Digital & Social Media;

Content Creation;

Print Production Consultancy;

Photography;

& More

Awards & Grants

CCP 2023
Shortlist – Peça Pontual
Bronze Award – Peça Pontual
Projecto: Lisboa Criola
2023

 

CCP 2023
Shortlist – Social Media Art Direction
Silver Award – Social Media Art Direction
Project: Lisboa Criola
2023

 

CCP 2023
Shortlist – Branding
Bronze Award – Branding
Project: Iminente Marseille
2023

 

CCP 2022
Shortlist – Branding
Silver Award – Branding
Project: Campo Comum
2022

 

Art Director’s Club
(2019 ADC Awards)
Merit – Single/Wildcard
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Indigo Awards
Silver in Promotional Materials
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Indigo Award
Gold in Mix Media/Moving Image
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Frans Masereel Centrum Grant
Belgium
w/ Adolfo Press & Do The Print
August — 2015

 

CCP 2022
Shortlist – Design/Design Editorial
Bronze – Design/Design Editorial
Project: Lisboa Soa
2022

 

Ultra Bold Award
Bold Creative Festival
Margarida Borges
2022

 

CCP 2021
Shortlist – Design/Editorial Design
Project: Companhia Olga Roriz – 25 Anos
2021

 

Fedrigoni Top Award 2021
1st Place – Corporate Identity
Project: Big Kitchen
2021

 

Art Director’s Club
(2019 ADC Awards)
Merit – Single/Wildcard
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Indigo Awards
Silver in Promotional Materials
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Indigo Award
Gold in Mix Media/Moving Image
w/ João Miranda & Serafim Mendes
2019

 

Frans Masereel Centrum Grant
Belgium
w/ Adolfo Press & Do The Print
August — 2015

 

Talks

Conversas IV
Ricardo Martins
May — 2023

 

Off-Grid
February — 2024

 

Malucos da Riso
Malucos da Riso
Esad.cr — Caldas da Rainha
Riso Conference & Workshop w/ Mantraste
May — 2022

 

Bold Talks (Margarida Borges)
Bold Creative Festival
Iade — Lisbon
May — 2022

 

Algarve Design Meeting
Universidade do Algarve – Esec
June — 2021

 

Crise de Identidade 2018
Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa
October — 2018

 

Comunicar Design 2018
Esad.cr – Caldas da Rainha
May — 2018

 

Reverso #03
Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon
May — 2017

 

Pecha Kucha Lisbon #23
Lusitano Clube, Lisbon
February — 2017

 

“Untitled” Talk
w/ Adolfo Press & Do the Print
Experimenta Design, Lisbon
December — 2015

 

 

 

 

Artec_30: Simpósio de Design e Artes Gráficas
Politécnico de Tomar, via Zoom
May — 2020

 

António Arroio Talk
Escola António Arroio, Lisbon
March — 2020

 

The Design Kids – Lisbon
Résves Cowork, Lisbon
October — 2019

 

Escs Talk
Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Lisbon
April — 2019

 

Big Kitchen Talk
w/ João Miranda
Cowork LxFactory, Lisbon
November — 2018

 

Crise de Identidade 2018
Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa
October — 2018

 

Comunicar Design 2018
Esad.cr – Caldas da Rainha
May — 2018

 

Reverso #03
Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon
May — 2017

 

Pecha Kucha Lisbon #23
Lusitano Clube, Lisbon
February — 2017

 

“Untitled” Talk
w/ Adolfo Press & Do the Print
Experimenta Design, Lisbon
December — 2015

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Contact us:


Design Commissions info@desisto.pt
Printing Commissions riso@desisto.pt
+351 911 890 914

 

We are currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Our Studio is located by the river, near Santa Apolónia Station:

 

Rua Bica do Sapato 44c
1100-091 Lisboa, Portugal.

Internships:


At this time we are not looking to add anyone else. If you have any questions regarding any other subject, don’t hesitate to ask:

info@desisto.pt

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