Patrícia Furtado is a freelance illustrator, print and web designer based in Lisbon, Portugal. Born in 1977, she graduated in Communication Design at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (Fine Art University of Lisbon) in 2000. After working for a year as a designer at Ideia I. Lda, she lived in London for 5 years, where she started freelancing as a print and web designer.
Back in Lisbon, but still working remotely for English clients, mainly through Salisbury based web design agency enotions, Patrícia joined The Lisbon Studio, a collective of creative professionals (mostly illustrators, animators and comic book artists), who influenced and inspired her her to shift the focus of her work to illustration. She has since been published in various newspapers and magazines, illustrated several children’s (and grown-up) books and book covers and worked with some of her favourite authors.
In 2013, Patrícia Furtado has simultaneously published her first two cookbooks: O Livro de Receitas das Gémeas, for kids and Cafe Patita, for everyone.
She blogs about life at O Inferno são os outros (in portuguese), about baking and cooking at Café Patita, and posts her hipster photos and digital collages on Oddity — no inspirational quotes, though.