Hi, I’m Paulo.

I design interfaces and build websites.

I’ve been making websites for over ten years, and professionally since 2009. Born in Portugal, I now live in Berlin, and work with clients across the world.

I have limited availability for new projects. Please email me for inquiries.


Longform (2015–2016)

Longform is a curation service where editors hand-pick the best longform non-fiction writing, available on the web, social networks, and as an iPhone app.

I was the designer and front-end developer responsible for a complete overhaul of the Longform website. The redesign introduces a fresh brand new look and feel with new typography, images and iconography; new sections such as Popular, Best Articles, Collections, and Reprints; a dedicated custom audio player; a new Random Article feature; an improved Archive; much faster rendering, browsing, and navigation; and a myriad of other improvements.

Visit the website and project on Dribbble.

Positivity Space (2015–2016)

Positivity Space is a product which helps users improve their well-being by focusing on the positives, letting go of frustrations, and taking time to breathe.

In 2015 the team at Neutron Creations brought me on board to design the first versions of Positivity Space. I worked as a designer and front-end developer on the product’s website, logo, and icons in tandem with the team.

Sign up or visit the project on Dribbble.

objc.io (2015)

For two years, objc.io published free monthly online issues by guest writers on advanced techniques and practices for iOS and OS X development.

In early 2015, they decided to focus exclusively on book publishing going forward, but keep an online archive of all twenty-four issues. I designed and developed their new website, consisting of a Books and an Issues section, and introduced a Blog so objc.io could communicate with their readers.

For the redesign of objc.io, we asked Paulo. He went way beyond what we expected: his love for long-form publishing shines through in every detail. Not only did he deliver great results, but his communication throughout the project was outstanding.

Chris Eidhof, Co-Founder of objc.io

Visit the website and project on Dribbble.

Dollar a Day (2015)

Dollar a Day was a nonprofit organization which helped people discover and support nonprofits doing good work, by having donors send $1 per day to a different nonprofit, every day.

I was a team member for the first half of 2015 as a part-time designer and front-end developer, to build on the great work of the original team, refining the product and expanding it with new features.

Paulo is an exceptional designer and collaborator. He works with vision, discipline, and an inspiring level of creativity.

Cassie Marketos, Dollar a Day

View the Dollar a Day project on Dribbble.

The Manual (2013–2016)

The Manual is a design journal for the web, publishing thrice-yearly issues in print, ebook, audiobook, and on the web; founded by Andy McMillan in 2011.

I’m a team member, digital designer, and front-end developer of The Manual; where I work on its new strategy as a multi-format publication; design and build the ebook and web editions; and do copywriting and communications.

Working with Paulo has been, and continues to be, a pleasure. His approach to design dove-tails beautifully with our approach to development and his awareness of the back-end development processes allow concise and quick discussions around problems across the full-stack.

Marc Roberts, Developer on The Manual

Visit the website and download an ebook sample.

XOXO (2012–2015)

XOXO is an experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology, organized by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan since 2012.

As a web designer and front-end developer, I was in charge of over half a dozen completely different websites for XOXO over the last three years: final site for XOXO 2012; teaser, lineup, final site, registration, and blog for XOXO 2013; teaser, lineup, registration, and blog for XOXO 2014; and teaser for XOXO 2015.

View the 2015 and 2014 projects on Dribbble, and the sites for 2013 and 2012.

Build (2013)

Build was a design festival for web designers, organized by Andy McMillan from 2009 to 2013. I did web design and front-end web development for the final site of Build 2013, based on the lineup site designed by Ryan Sims.

Visit the final site for Build 2013.

Other Work

I’ve done work for other clients and projects, such as product, interface, and web design for Listary, a simple iPhone app for making lists; and web design for Refresh Belfast, a monthly design community gathering in Belfast.

Visit my Dribbble profile and projects for more of my work.


For new project inquiries, mentoring, or anything else, please email hi@paulo.is or message @paulozoom on Twitter.