In 2015, I was 24 years old, living, studying and working in Paris. I was already independent, I had everything that seemed to indicate that I had total control over my life. But no. I came home exhausted every day and wondered if working was really "just" that. Looking for other lifestyles, I found digital nomads and remote workers. When I saw people doing what they really liked, from the places where they really wanted to be, I wanted to understand whether it was possible. And was. It is.
In less than 15 months, I develop my own activity in the field of communication, an area in which I studied. I took advantage of my academic knowledge, added passion and interest in digital technology, and fed this combination with training and certification. More than six years after I started working as a freelancer in digital marketing, I still love what I do: helping entrepreneurs and online projects to position themselves in terms of clarity, intelligence and relevance in digital.
In 2016, the year I became a full-time freelancer in digital marketing, I also created the Nomadismo Digital Portugal project, a project that allows me to help people create their remote and independent jobs.
Today, I live in Palo Alto, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. I work remotely for my clients around the world. I am currently attending several training courses in entrepreneurship and futurism.
Who am I?
I can't work without breakfast. I like exotic coffees that mix Brazilian coffee with hazelnuts, chocolate and spices.
I like dogs too much, even if I have none. I can spend hours watching videos and photos of puppies.
Having lived in Paris for six years, I now live in California, where it almost never rains and where a sunny day is just another day. I do not like cold. When I'm cold, I complain a lot. Did you notice I really like to talk about the weather?
I like to think too much about the future and question myself. Realizing that I could use this as a skill, thanks to Futurism and Futures Studies, was a revelation for me: now I have an excuse to think and talk about the future. I'm studying it!
I love to talk. I like to discuss ideas and concepts. I like to be right, but I love being shown I am not: it is a sign I have learned something new.
I don't like cinnamon and it's not worth trying to hide it: I'll discover it. I love food in general, and anyone who takes chocolate and Mexican food from me may be committing a crime - or at least breaking my heart.
I love photography and video, but I don't like to expose myself - all my visual projects end up in my "idea drawer".
I love to invent and learn new techniques, tools and applications. I love to share knowledge and have the feeling that I am learning. The feeling I like most? When I have the feeling that my mind is expanding.
And yes, in the midst of all this, I also love to help people develop their own professional activities in my Nomadismo Digital Portugal project and to help people create their brands online with intelligence and relevance. But as you can see, what I do is only part of what I am.
Institute For The Future2019 - 2020 (Palo Alto, California)
Specialization taught by Jane McGonigal, PhD, Stanford University. Modules (with certificates) in this specialization: Introduction to Futures Thinking, Forecasting Skills, Simulation Skills, Collaborative Foresight and Urgent Optimism.
UNSW Sydney2019 - 2020 (Coursera, Online)
Massive Open Online Course, Designing the Future of Work. 4-week online course authorized by UNSW Sydney, offered by Coursera.
Rock Content2016 - 2019 (Online)
Professional training and certifications: Specialist in Corporate Blogs, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Content Production Specialist, Inbound Marketing and Content Marketing.
Hubspot2016 - 2017 (Online)
Professional training and certifications: Content Marketing Certification and Inbound Marketing Certification.
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle2010 - 2016 (Paris)
Information et Communication. Voluntary and professional experience: Head of Communication for the Erasmus Students Association, Head of Digital Communication for the Student Newspaper and President of the Lusophone Students Association.