Hi, I’m Paulo.

I’m a digital designer and web developer living in Berlin.

Selected Projects


Selected Projects


Longform hand-picks the best longform writing on the web. In 2015, they hired me as web designer and front-end developer for a complete redesign.

The new Longform.org, launched in 2016, introduces a totally new design with added grayscale photography and custom iconography, much faster navigation and improved performance, well-received major new sections such as Popular and Best Articles, format-based navigation with Collections and Reprints, a new design for Yearly Best Of Lists, a dedicated audio player for the Longform Podcast, a fun new Random Article feature, improved archive browsing, instant access to collections’ posts and podcasts’ show notes, and lots more.

Visit the site and the project on Dribbble.

Paulo is the first designer we worked with who seemed to care more about our product than we did. He was thoughtful, disciplined, and consistently advocated for making the work better than ‘good enough.’ He's comfortable talking about code and pixels but equally fluent in how human beings relate to glowing images on a screen.

Aaron Lammer, Co-Founder of Longform


For two years, objc.io published online programming articles. In 2015, they expanded to book publishing, and in 2016, they launched a video series. The team hired me as a designer and front-end developer on these new efforts.

The new website, launched in 2015, introduced a revamped Issue archive and a brand new Books section. On their issues, I devoted particular effort to the article reading experience, adding a dynamically-generated table of contents accompanying the reader and marking their position, code block selection, and intra- and inter-issue navigation. For their book storefront, I designed an all‑encompassing book page with content information, buying format and bundle options, local Amazon store selection, and online book previews.

In 2016, they introduced Swift Talk, a subscription weekly video series. I designed an episode browser with topic-based navigation, a video page with navigable table of contents, and a subscription process for the series.

Visit the site and the project on Dribbble.

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

Positivity Space

Positivity Space helps people improve their well-being by helping them focus on the positives, let go of frustrations, and take time to breathe. In 2015, the team at Neutron Creations asked me to help bring the first version to life.

I worked as a designer and front-end developer on the Positivity Space’s website and identity. I established the product’s visual identity, designing its logo, icon system, and illustrations. Then, I realized the team’s feature concepts from design to implementation. On Positives, I designed a seemingly simple input interface which encourages and rewards users’ progress through carefully designed interactions, graceful animations, and friendly copywriting. On Breathe and Vent, I created animations which reinforce user intention. Finally, I designed a full dashboard as the user’s homepage, featuring an activity timeline, aggregated statistics, and instant access to main features.

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Paulo has been an instrumental part of creating Positivity Space with us, and I can confidently say it wouldn't exist as the beautiful, thriving service it is today without his involvement. He has repeatedly demonstrated an incredible depth of competencies across every discipline between ideation, design and development — an extremely rare thing to find in a single individual. He's been impressively adept at distilling my rambling ideas into concepts, then refined elegant interface designs, and then building those out into production-ready code.

Ben Bodien, Co-Founder of Positivity Space

The Manual

The Manual is a design journal for the web, publishing thrice-yearly issues in print, ebook, audiobook, and on the web. From 2014 to 2015, I was a team member, digital designer, and front-end developer on The Manual.

During this time, I collaborated with Andy McMillan on The Manual’s second incarnation as it transitioned from a print-only to a multi-format publication. I helped launch the Kickstarter which enabled it, working on strategy, design, and communications. After its successful funding, I designed The Manual’s new ebook and web editions to make the most out of each medium’s potential.

For its web edition, I designed a clean reading experience for articles while preserving the print edition’s colors and beautiful illustrations, instigated the creation of article synopses and topics, and encouraged discovery through both human-curated and topic-based navigation. For its ebook edition, I designed and developed custom ebooks from scratch, preserving the print edition’s colors and full-page illustrations, while adding helpful ebook features such as navigable tables of contents and footnote popovers.

Visit the site and the project on Dribbble.

Paulo's greatest quality is his exceptional attention to detail, which shines through in his work on The Manual. Bringing our full editorial archive into a web edition provided a unique set of challenges, but his ability to simultaneously consider the experience of the reader, the boundaries of the technology, and the needs of the publication allowed him to design and build a unique, considered, beautiful reading experience.

Andy McMillan, Founder of The Manual


XOXO is a renowned experimental festival celebrating independent artists who work on the internet, happening in Portland, Oregon, since 2012.

In 2012, I designed the website for the first-ever XOXO, notable for its bright colors and gradients, and layered large-scale typography. For its second year, I designed a completely pink-colored, bold-faced, schedule-oriented website. In 2014, I designed its first line-up website, where commissioned illustrations take center stage over all-black monospaced typography with minimal styling.

See the 2014 project on Dribbble, and visit the 2013 and 2012 sites.