Vítor Manuel Quelhas Alves de Freitas

PhD in Design (Typography and Type Design), from the University of Aveiro, a MA in Multimedia Arts, and a degree in Communication Design/Graphic Arts, both granted by the Fine Arts School of the University of Porto.

Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Communication Design, in the Department of Design, School of Media Arts and Design, Porto Polytechnic Institute, where he coordinates the MA in Design.

He is an integrated member of ID+ and uniMAD research centers, and Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) country delegate.

He has been promoting his work in several conferences, exhibitions and publications.

Among other distinctions, his work was recognized with two Certificates of Typographic Excellence, awarded by the Type Directors Club of New York.

Publications

  • Brandão Pereira, J.; Quelhas, V. (2019). A Estratégia do Design com foco no lugar e território . Proceedings de “26th APDR Congress – Associação Portuguesa de Desenvolvimento Regional – Evidence-based territorial policymaking: formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy”, Aveiro, 2019. To be published.
  • Quelhas, V.; & Brandão Pereira, J. (2018). Visual identity as an enhancer for the development of Sport: the brand project of an Higher Education Department of Sport in Portugal. Proceedings of “I Congreso Internacional Marca, Territorio y Deporte”, Castellón, organized by Universitat Jaume I and Fundación Universitat Jaume I, May 17-18, 2018. TBP. Link
  • Brandão Pereira, J.; & Quelhas, V. (2018). From industrial heritage to territorial branding -The case study of Paredes’ creative ecology. Proceedings of “I Congreso Internacional Marca, Territorio y Deporte”, Castellón, organized by Universitat Jaume I and Fundación Universitat Jaume I, May 17-18, 2018. TBP. Link
  • Quelhas, V., Mendonça, R. & Branco, V. (2018). A importância de Manuel Pereira da Silva para as novas gerações de designers de tipos em Portugal/ The importance of Manuel Pereira da Silva to the new generations of type designers in Portugal. 9 ET Encontros de Tipografia – Livro de Resumos. p. 49. Tomar: Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Novembro.
  • Quelhas, V., Mendonça, R. & Branco, V. (2018). Sinais Identitários no Design Português de Tipos Digitais. In Paiva, F. & Moura, C. (org.) DESIGNA 2018 Territory International Conference on Design Research Proceedings, pp. 101 – 110, Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior, Novembro.
  • Amado, P.; Silva, A. C. , Quelhas, V.; (2018). Letterpress in Portugal: the future of design and its engagement with past printing techniques.Letterpress Printing. University of Leeds, Leeds 18 e 19 de Julho.
  • Pereira, J.; & Quelhas, V. (2017). Design as strategy for the development of organizations – from a creative practice to a value creation insight. Proceedings of “Regional HELIX’17 International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer”, Covilhã, June 21-23, 2017. Disponível em helix17.ipcb.pt
  • Pereira, J.; Quelhas, V. (2017). Media digitais e cultura do design – uma estória global como definição de um novo território de comunicação. Proceedings of “4.º Congresso Literacia, Media e Cidadania”, Porto, May 5-6, 2017 (pp.423-430). ISBN: 978-989-8600-71-4.
  • Amado, P., Quelhas, V., Silva, A. C., (2017) Revival of Letterpress: the Portuguese scenario. 7ET (7º Encontro de Tipografia). FAUL, Lisboa 25 e 26 de Novembro. (no prelo)
  • Quelhas, V., Branco, V., & Mendonça, R. (2016), System development for the disclosure of Portuguese digital type design, In Ortuño, B. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Forum of Design as a Process -SYSTEMS & DESIGN: BEYOND PROCESSES AND THINKING, 22-24 June, Valencia, Spain, Valencia: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, ISBN 978-84-9048-440-1, pp. 843-858
  • Amado, P.; Quelhas, V.; & Pereira, J. B. (Eds.). (2016). 6.º Encontro de Tipografia: Livro de Atas. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro. ISBN 978-972-789-508-3. Link
  • Quelhas, V.; Branco, V. & Mendonça, R. (2015). Representação gráfica de letras: contributo para o seu entendimento. In Ferreira, J. Q. & Quelhas, V. (Eds.) Cadernos IRI, 1, pp. 78 – 86, Porto, Portugal, Departamento de Artes da Imagem, ESMAE, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, ISBN 978-989-98726-4-6.
  • Amado, P.; Quelhas, V.; & Pereira, J. (Eds.) (2015). 6.º Encontro de Tipografia: Livro de Resumos. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro. ISBN: 978-972-789-463-5. Disponível online em: http://6et.web.ua.pt/ Link
  • Quelhas, V. & Branco, V. (2015). Portuguese digital type design: Developing a platform for its disclosure, Poster para Research Day, Universidade de Aveiro, Junho 2015.
  • Curralo, A.; Quelhas, V.; Branco, V. & Mendonça, R. (2014). Non-tradition as factor of creativity in Portuguese typography, in Barbosa, H. & Calvera, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the ICDHS – International Committee for Design History and Design Studies – Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? University of Aveiro, July, 2014,
  • Vitor Quelhas; Horácio Marques; Rui Mendonça (ed). III Encontro de Tipografia. Porto: Edição do Encontro. ISBN 978-989-20-3439-3. Atas do Encontro em edição electrónica.PDF
  • Quelhas, V. & Branco, V. (2011) “Typography and Identity: Contemporary Portuguese Typographical Design (poster)” 9th International European Academy of Design Conference – “The endless end” (Abstract book). Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto. Maio, 2011.
  • QUELHAS, Vitor; BRANCO, Vasco; HEITLINGER, P. (2011) – “The languages of typeface design in Portugal”, Strategic Design Research Journal, 4(2): 84-92 July-September
  • QUELHAS, Vitor; BRANCO, Vasco (2011) – Contributo para o desenvolvimento da tipografia digital em Portugal. in Amado, P, Veloso. A, Martins, O, Dias, N. – Atas do II Encontro Nacional de Tipografia. Aveiro: Universidade de Aveiro, 2011. ISBN 978-972-789-348-5.
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