João Bicker

João Bicker is a graphic designer, educator, design writer and curator who lives and works in Coimbra, Portugal. With a degree in Biology he furthered his studies in Anthropology, later teaching Social Sciences and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Coimbra. He worked at the Anthropology Museum of the University of Coimbra, developing several projects in the fields of audio-visual arts, museology and graphic design, with particular emphasis on exhibition design and production. He is co-founder and the current creative director of FBA, a graphic design consultancy located in Coimbra, Portugal. At FBA he has developed an extensive body of work as a graphic designer, including art direction and book design for several publishing companies in Portugal and Brazil, as well as supervising several visual identity and exhibition design projects. He is currently professor at the Multimedia and Design courses of the University of Coimbra.

Related projects

23/07/2018

Evolutionary Poster Composer at xCoAx 2018

08/06/2018

Data-driven logotype design

27/06/2017

Mobiliário Sonoro

27/05/2017

TypeAdviser: a type design aiding-tool

10/03/2014

An ecosystem of corporate politicians

01/03/2014

Lisbon’s Blood Vessels

01/07/2010

Data Book Covers

05/02/2010

One day in Lisbon’s traffic

Articles

  • T. Martins, J. Cunha, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Dynamic Visual Identities: from a survey of the state-of-the-art to a model of features and mechanisms,” Visible Language, 2019.

In Collections

  • P. Cruz, P. Machado, and J. Bicker, “Visualizaçón del tráfico en Lisboa,” in Mediateca Expandida Habitar, Gijón, Spain: {LAB}oral Centro de Arte y Creación Cultural, 2010, p. 28-29, 86-87.

In Proceedings

  • J. Parente, T. Martins, and J. Bicker, “Data-driven Logotype Design,” in 22 International Conference Information Visualisation (IV2018), 2018.

  • J. Parente, T. Martins, and J. Bicker, “Generative Type Design,” in Proceedings of the Ninth Typography Meeting (9ET), 2018.

  • S. Rebelo, C. M. Fonseca, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Experiments in the Development of Typographical Posters,” in 6th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X (xCoAx 2018), Porto, Portugal, 2018, pp. 65-75.

  • S. Rebelo, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Computational Creative Experiments in the Development of Visual Identities.,” in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2018, pp. 308-309.

  • S. Rebelo, T. Martins, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Typography as Image: Experiments on Typographic Portraits,” in Proceedings of the Ninth Typography Meeting (9ET), 2018.

  • S. Rebelo and J. Bicker, “Signage Design for (Re)Occupied Buildings: The case of study of Royal College of Art of University Coimbra,” in Proceedings of the Ninth Typography Meeting (9ET), Tomar, Portugal, 2018.

  • T. Martins, S. Rebelo, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Building Typefaces as Programs: A node-based approach for modular type design,” in Proceedings of the Ninth Typography Meeting (9ET), 2018.

  • S. Rebelo, P. Martins, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Using Computer Vision Techniques for Moving Poster Design,” in ETD 17 — 6th Ergotrip Design: proceedings Book, Aveiro, Portugal, 2017.