Communication designer, activist and volunteeer from Portugal.
A library of references in permanent construction, and probabily already out of date. Many of the descriptions are not yet translated to english, for which I apologize.
Through his comics Toby is able to expose and explain situations of social injustice in a clear, straightforward and captivating way, taking us beyond the surface. We need more communicators like him. I translated one of his comics to portuguese.
Based on an quotation of the book Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, this comic strip compares the distopia of Brave New World by Huxley with the one in 1984 by Orwell, arguing that we're closer to the first one. It prompts us to think about the
The first one I saw was You should've asked (Fallait demander in the french original), about the unequal distribution of house chores and the mental load of its organization, and it changed my behaviour forever. See her other comics and the books she published.
The author tells the story of her stay in Lithuania, doing European Volunteer Service at the Lithuanian Gay League. She says Vilnius is the gayest place on Earth, but there's still a long way to go until everyone can live free from homo-bi-transphobia. Website
At the moment I'm working full time at Teatro Estúdio Fontenova, in Setúbal, as a communication designer and producer. Whenever possible I do volunteering/activism on LGBTI issues at rede ex aequo and Cooperativa SEIES.
Birth date 3rd July 1995
Residency Palmela, Portugal
Driver's license yes (B category)
Mobile phone (and Signal) 932 570 979
E-mail E-mail: email@example.com
Telegram Telegram: tomasanjosbarao
September 2013 – June 2019
Degree in Comunication Design
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
(undergraduate, 180 ECTS)
September 2019 – January 2020
Attendance of Master in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology
Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon
February 2021 – October 2023 / full time
Teatro Estúdio Fontenova
(professional theatre company) Communication and multimedia designer, technician (light/sound/video) and production
August 2017 – September 2019 / full time
Youth Division of the City Council of Setúbal, Portugal
Cultural programming; event production; communication design; providing support for youth associations; design and implementation of projects to promote active citizenship in youth.
September 2013 – July 2018 / part time
Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso, Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Urban dance coreographer and teacher for youth aged 13–18
October 2013 – present
Speaker in schools on LGBTI issues, through rede ex aequo, an LGBTI youth association in Portugal
Going to schools around the country to have open conversations with students about gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics. I was part of the project coordination team from 2020 to 2022.
March 2018 – present
Cooperativa SEIES, Setúbal, Portugal
Organizing and promotion of a mutual support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people; event production.
January 2021 – February 2022
January 2013 – December 2015
Board of rede ex aequo youth association
Event production and promotion; communication design; monthly newsletter editions; co-organizing a summer camp, peddy-papers, etc
August 2018 – June 2019
Board of Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso
Sports and culture association in Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Native language: Portuguese
Winner of the Correntes d'Escritas / Papelaria Locus Literary Prize in 2012, with the children's story "Vergílio Vagaroso"