Communication designer, activist and volunteeer from Portugal.
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Portuguese journalism project defined as "independent, progressive and dissident". They investigate and explain complex subjects in accessible ways, through audio stories and interviews. They work horizontally, have no advertisement revenues, reject precarious employment practices and want to be the first editorial team fully financed by their readers. I am one of the persons who contribute monthly. Website
Over 200 people working without hierarchy or bosses to build a democratic newspaper, decentralized across Spain, not financed by big business but by their readers. Daily online articles and a monthly edition on paper. One day we'll have something like this in Portugal.
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"