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

22/02/2022

SpeechTyper: From Speech to Typographic Composition

25/03/2022

CDV lab projects exhibited on the National Day of Historic Centres

05/11/2021

CDV lab et al. @ National Exhibition of Young Creators 2021

26/03/2021

The Middle Passage

20/10/2020

Photomaton: Portraying with Letters

13/06/2020

Generative Type Design

12/06/2020

The Evolutionary Poster Composer

12/06/2020

The Posters’ Factory

19/11/2019

Letterspecies

15/11/2019

Dynamic Visual Identities: Model of Features and Mechanisms

09/09/2019

Designing Poster with/for the Street

23/07/2018

Evolutionary Poster Composer at xCoAx 2018

08/06/2018

Data-driven logotype design — faculties

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

  • J. Correia, T. Martins, S. Rebelo, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “The X-Faces Behind the Portraits of No One,” SN Computer Science, vol. 2, iss. 4, p. 236, 2021.

  • T. Martins, J. M. 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, vol. 53, iss. 2, pp. 4-35, 2019.

In Proceedings

  • S. M. Rebelo, T. Martins, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Exploring Automatic Fitness Evaluation for Evolutionary Typesetting,” in Creativity and Cognition, New York, NY, USA, 2021.

  • T. Martins, S. Rebelo, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Building Typefaces as Programs: A node-based approach for modular type design,” in Ninth Typography Meeting (9ET) — Book of Proceeding, Tomar, Portugal, 2019, pp. 64-78.

  • 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, “Evolutionary Experiments in the Development of Typographical Posters,” in 6th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Madrid, Spain (xCoAx 2018), 2018, pp. 65-75.

  • 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, 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, 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 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.

  • 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.