Born in Aveiro (Portugal), and as an illustrator, animator, graphic designer, sculptor, and educator, his work is an invitation and a challenge to change the world, however big or small it might be. After having lived in Brooklyn, New York, he recently moved to Porto. He has published more than a dozen books in Portugal, Spain and Brazil and his work has been recognized internationally by The Society of Illustrators NY, Communication Arts, CMYK, 3×3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Ilustrarte and The Bologna Children’s Book Fair. In 2010, the magazine Lürzer's Archive considered him one of the best 200 illustrators in the world. He collaborates assiduously with The New York Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, among other publications.