Sérgio Rebelo

Sérgio Rebelo (Ovar, Portugal 1993) is a PhD candidate and design researcher at the Cognitive and Media Systems group of Centre for Informatics and Systems of University of Coimbra. He holds a master degree in Design and Multimedia (2016) from the University of Coimbra having previously concluded a Bachelor's degree in the same institution. He has been a practising graphic designer since he was an undergraduate student in the courses of Design and Multimedia at the University of Coimbra. He has worked in collaboration with several graphic design studios and entities, amongst which we highlight: R2 (Oporto, Portugal), Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal), Caminhos Film Fest (Coimbra, Portugal), Joana Monteiro (Coimbra, Portugal). Alongside his commercial practice, he has developed self-initiated work in the social design field being founding-member of Há Baixa Project (Portugal, 2016) a design and architecture social project that aims the promotion of the discussion about the role of design and architecture in Coimbra's downtown. He has exhibited work and given talks in several Portuguese and international conferences.

Related projects




Electric Design

Electric Design @UV DM 2019




Portraying with Letters


Portraits of No One


Evolutionary Poster Composer at xCoAx 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.