Ana Teresa Ascensão (Lisbon, 1981) is a graphic and digital designer. She has worked as senior designer and creative supervisor for different studios and agencies (including Euro RSCG 4D, Digital McCann and View Isobar). She runs ATA Design ( as a personal platform from where she develops more experimental work for cultural institutions and art projects, including the design of film posters for production companies Terratreme and CRIM or the development of the Alkantara Festival’s visual and digital image (2014, 2016, …) and Materiais Diversos’s visual image (2015). Ana Teresa has collaborated with several social and community projects, such as the Aga Khan Foundation Young Heart Project in Lisbon or community photography courses for children in the Favela da Maré, Rio de Janeiro.

She is also one of the digital artists of project, in multidisciplinary creation of live arts from Europe, Middle East (Palestine) and Africa (Congo and South Africa).

Ana Teresa has a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Lisbon’s School of Fine Arts (FBAUL-UL, 1999-2004) and a MA on Communication and Arts from Lisbon New University (FCSH-UNL, 2013). She is currently a PhD candidate at FBAUL, developing research on intertextuality and hypertextuality from Aby Warburg’s intellectual legacy.

She teaches Design Project and Design Studies at the School of Art and Design (ESAD), Caldas da Rainha. (2013 – …)
Her academic and design interests are in Graphic Design for cultural and social institutions, Interactive Design for digital platforms and User Experience of digital feeds.

She lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

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