Cátia Vide

Illustrator in Portugal

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Hi! I'm Cátia Vide, a portuguese illustrator and graphic designer based in Lisbon.

I've been working in several fields including picturebooks, editorial, commercial, animation, among others, mostly dedicated to children for worldwide clients. Also, in my free time, I dedicate myself to creating illustrated pieces for my online shop.

I like to explore the mixed technique where I mix digital with analogue textures such as stamps, letterpress, crayons, pencils, ink, paper collage and draw. My color palette consists of happy colors and inclusive, with big contrast for children with color blindness. You will see in my illustrations characters with yellow or pink skin, hairless or with giant glasses, men in high heels or women with ties, homosexual or hetero couples, fat, long, square or triangular bodies, sometimes realistic and others exaggerated, because I feel the need to express my own voice in my work, my vision about the world, and this is just because for me preconceptions are wrong and I bealieve we must teach to children that, specially in times like this we are now living.

Whenever possible, I also like to think about our planet, using recycled and/or recyclable materials, local, fairtrade and thinking about a project with a second purpose/life.
Welcome and feel free to contact me anytime!


2020 Picturebook "What if animals went to the Olympic Games", Recortar Palavras, Portugal
2015 Picturebook "What if animals could choose their nationality", Recortar Palavras 1st edition 2015, 2nd edition 2016, 3rd edition 2019, Portugal

Awards & Recommendations:

2020 Honorable Mention - Books category - 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration - Annual Show No. 17, USA
2020 Finalist selected for Honorable Mention - Sardinhas 2020 Festas de Lisboa Competition, Portugal
2016 Picturebook recommendation - PNL LER+ (Portuguese reading plan), Portugal
2015 Picturebook recommendation - PNL LER+ (Portuguese reading plan), Portugal

2015 Winner - Packaging and Editorial Design - Published in Design and Design: Book Of The Year Vol. 7, Index Book, USA
2015 3rd place winner - Ilustração Portuguesa Contemporânea contest, Portugal
2013 Winner - Editorial Design contest by Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo do Noroeste, Portugal

  • Work
    • Cátia Vide
  • Education
    • Graphic Design, ESD, IPCA, Braga, Portugal 2013
    • Erasmus Plus, Barcelona, Spain 2014
    • UX/UI Design, EDIT, Lisbon, Portugal 2019
    • Ceramics, FICA, Lisbon, Portugal 2019