Meet FBAUP Design Inc. (with Bruna & Tiago)

Meet FBAUP Design Inc., a students association at FBAUP, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and responsible for PSC16’s image.

This year, we had to pleasure to work closely with Bruna Martins and Tiago Andrade, talented designers at FBAUP Design Inc., and they were available to answer a few questions about their work for PSC.

FBAUP Design Inc. Students association in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto

FBAUP Design Inc.
Students association in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto

Bruna Martins & Tiago Andrade Rock star designers at FBAUP Design Inc.

Bruna Martins & Tiago Andrade
Rock star designers at FBAUP Design Inc.

Hello Bruna! Hello Tiago! Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. To start things off, please tell us a bit about yourselves.

Bruna & Tiago: “We are two enthusiastic design students who have been working in a few freelance projects together.

We can’t say no to a good challenge and we are eager to have new and better experiences. In order to do that, we have joined a small junior association — FBAUP Design Inc. — which has helped us achieve those goals.”

 

What’s FBAUP Design Inc., and what are your roles?

B & T: “FBAUP Design Inc. is a small association based in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Its members are exclusively students of that faculty, as we are. It has about 20 members, whether they’re in their 1st or last year of their course, and they all are ambitious design students who want to know the world outside the walls of the university, work for real clients with the help of the older students.

Recently, we became part of the association’s direction, and we hope this next year we all create amazing projects.”

“[FBAUP Design Inc. has 20] ambitious design students who want to know the world outside the walls of the university.”

 

Did you know about Porto Summer of Code before our contact, or was it something new?

B & T: “We had never heard about PSC before we were asked to design this year’s image for the event. It was definitely something new, different and challenging. We had quite a lot of research to do!”

 

Did you have any experience with this kind of event? Was it difficult to keep up with the demand?

B & T: “We had never worked in a project this big, at least not together. But when you are working with someone who is professional and whom you can trust, it makes it a lot easier to keep up the demand.”

 

What was your favourite and least favourite part of designing this year’s image of Porto Summer of Code?

B & T: “The favourite part, as always, was to see our work being used, whether in the mupis on the streets of our home town, or people wearing t-shirts we have designed as well. Oh, we also had free lunch during the days of the event, which was also cool! 😛

The least favourite was the pressure and concern to have things done until the day of the event, but we knew from the beginning what we were getting into. All the hours we might not have slept were definitely worth it!” 🙂

For those who want to do big projects (…), and this might be a strange advice, but, honestly, go out and have fun.

 

Did you have any crazy ideas you weren’t able to do, due to time or other constraints?

B & T: “When we were brainstorming about this project we came up width some challenging ideas. One of them was to create big cardboard structures in the space of the event and further explore the elements we used in the posters.
However, time and budget constraints prevented us from dreaming too high. Even so, with the help of the team from PSC, the end result exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

 

Before and after, what do you think of PSC?

B & T: “First good, then awesome!” 🙂

 

What advice do you have to young designers who are eager to approach a big project or just a project with computer nerds?

B & T: “For those who want to do big projects, nerds or no nerds involved, and this might be a strange advice, but, honestly, go out and have fun. You can’t spend your life staring at that screen. You will most likely have the best ideas when you’re far from your laptop.
As for the computer nerds, avoid the nerd jokes! You would think they will find it funny, but they clearly don’t… Or is it that we just couldn’t find the right ones??” 😃

 

If you have any final remarks, now’s the time.

B & T: “See you next year!” 😃