we are boq is a design studio founded by Guilherme Cartaxo and Miguel Duarte in 2004 and formally established as a company in 2009. We work in the fields of print, web and identity design, with public institutions, international organizations and small companies, mostly in the culture and education sectors. We believe in design as a participative process that cannot be isolated from its context and thus try to actively engage clients and users throughout the whole process.
Before founding we are boq, Guilherme worked as an architect in different countries and projects. From these experiences he gained a strong cultural sensitivity and belief that the user is the end reason for his work. On the day he understood that having various interests is a quality, he began to call himself a designer and has never looked back.
Since graduating from university in 2000, Miguel has explored the various fields of design including industrial, product, interior, graphic and web design. The experience gained in the time he travelled, lived and worked in Asia, allowed him to learn and explore different cultures, strengthening his sensitivity to context and the way of thinking the design process.
Linkedin: Miguel Duarte
Graduated in Informatics where he began hacking the web. He considers that not being afraid of learning and inovating is essencial in the web world which is constantly evolving, unless we're talking of learning how to work with Vim. Outside of work he is a passionate fan of american sports and as a portuguese, obviously, of football too.
With a Degree in Communication design and MA in New Media, Inês early developed interest in the potential of design as a mediator, and also in the possible social impact of this mediation. Before joining we are boq studio, she worked on cultural and social development projects to Portugal, Guiné-Bissau, Angola and Moçambique.