Juan Carmona founded thestudio in 2005 in the aim of creating and producing innovative ideas for different market areas, from design to interior architecture. He was joined shortly afterwards by André Ribeiro with his vast experience of graphic design acquired at various advertising agencies. Since then, they have developed projects in partnership.

Located in the vibrant city of Lisbon, thestudio has specialised in creating concepts and cutting-edge images and atmospheres. Creative versatility and excellence of execution have brought a stream of Portuguese and international projects to thestudio for which it has established itself as a creative partner. Presenting a solid conceptual basis for each individual project, it works in different creative areas simultaneously – events, design, motion graphics, image creation, production, interior design and advertising – for clients ranging from multinationals to emerging niche businesses and covering a variety of industries.

Thestudio’s success comes from its eclectic, multifaceted character – adeptly executing highly developed conceptual projects.

They attribute the success of thestudio to the decision to remain small and very focused, which allows it to choose the most satisfying projects and to commit fully to the challenges that arise. Of the many projects they have been involved with, creative direction for the iconic Bairro Alto Hotel and the 360o project for the hotel’s restaurant (BAHR) are among the latest and most challenging the duo have worked on.

Over the last two years, the duo have explored new approaches and concepts which have enabled them to evolve and express themselves artistically. From this research arose the idea for the work shown in the exhibition Natureza Morta/Steal Life, which they consider “our most ambitious professional and personal project so far”.
Juan Carmona | André Ribeiro
Born in São Paulo, Brasil , he grew up in Rio and moved at a young age to Lisbon.
Studied Graphic Design and Photography at Instituto Europeu de Design in Madrid, during that time he also studied Contemporary Art at Museo Reina So a. After that did a post-Graduation at CCCB Barcelona in Graphic Design.

He soon started developing art work, presenting his rst installation for the entrance of Grupo Amorim in Porto.
He participated in a exhibition in Caixa Madrid and soon after that he made a solo exhibition at the Iris Gallery in Barcelona also participating with one installation at the Brazilis exhibition in Carrossel du Louvre, Paris.

He soon decided to develop creative direction more thoroughly and founded thestudio in Chiado, Lisbon.
He has for 15 years been developing and executing concepts as a creative director for major brands, nationally and internationally.

Doing creative direction and production for clients like NOS, Super Bock, Alive, Vodafone, Johnnie Walker, Grey Goose, Moet & Chandon, Jameson, among many others.

After years of successfully running thestudio, Juan has acquired an extensive knowledge of various industries in Europe and established key relationships with the most creative and innovative professionals here.

In 2018 he decided to return to art and developed and exhibition with his long time duo André Ribeiro.
The exhibition Steal Nature / Natureza Morta will be held at his new Muñoz Carmona Gallery in Chiado at September this year.
Born in 1971 in Lisbon to a Portuguese father and a German mother, André attends the German School of Lisbon where he has his first contacts with graphic design. He graduates in graphic design at IADE in Lisbon. After working in several design and advertising agencies (Novodesign, J.W. Thompson, WOP among others) he is invited in 2006 to join thestudio as creative director and partner.

At thestudio, he develops integrated projects in the areas of branding, graphic design, advertising and interiors for niche and multinational clients on the national and international scene, among which Optimus, CUF, NOS, Vodafone, Promemoria, Germano de Sousa and Superbock stand out.

In parallel with his activity in thestudio, and with growing interest in exploring and working on contemporary art concepts, since 2018 he has been developing his artistic activity in partnership with Juan Carmona.
When not in Lisbon or Germany, he can be found with his wife and son somewhere in Portugal’s west coast in a house without a phone and internet.