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Portfolio of the Week - Jonatan Sarmento

Illustration and infographic design from the Estado de S. Paulo graphics desk

September 21, 2015

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Today’s featured portfolio comes from Brazil – its been a while since we brought you some infographic awesomeness from over there. Illustrator Jonatan Sarmento Dias is natural of São Leopoldo, and currently lives in São Paulo.

It was in São Leopoldo that Jonatan attended six semesters of Advertising. In search of a more updated graduation, he opted for the Digital Communications course at Unisinos, which he concluded in 2011. He told us a bit about his passion for illustration and infographic design:

“I’ve always been interested in illustration and game art. The graphics of the 90s encouraged my contact with digital illustration when I was just 13 years old. I switch from the paper and pencil to the mouse and the computer screen. At that time, things were digitally illustrated pixel-by-pixel; the access to information was limited and it forced me to learn all the software on my own. In times without internet, I had to personally meet friends and acquaintances who shared the same interest for knowledge exchange. Before long, my interest expanded to more advanced and apparently more complex tools, such as 3D modeling programs.”

“I started my professional career as a draftsman and technical modeller at my family’s mechanical engineering company. That pushed me away a bit from the artistic side of computer graphics. The projects developed in the office helped to improve my accuracy and aptitude for detail, which has become a differential in my work. I could hardly imagine that this would be my gateway to the world of infographics.”

“Since 2007, I’ve been working as a freelancer, producing illustrations and infographics for agencies and some of the major editorial houses of the country. I have worked as a contributor to numerous magazines published by Editora Abril and Editora Globo, developed didactic illustrations for Editora Moderna and worked two years as a fixed employee of the newspaper Estado de São Paulo.”

“Some of these works received recognition as two “Prêmios Abril de Jornalismo” awards, five Malofiej medals, two Society for News Design Awards, and one Best Edit Award – National Geographic.”

“In 2014, I joined the art department of Estado de S. Paulo, where I work as infogrphic desoigner and 3D illustrator. This editorial experience in a daily newspapere has come to reinforce in me the importance of teamwork, speed of production and accuracy of the information.”

Here are the works Jonatan shared with us:

Underwater cable | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Glauco Lara, William Mariotto, Mauro Girão, Jonatan Sarmento, Marcos Müller | Estado de S. Paulo)

Ferraz station | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Eduardo Asta, Rubens Paiva, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Monitoring Sao Paulo from the Mayor’s office | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Eduardo Asta, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Hubble | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Mauro Girão, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Maracanã Stadium | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Eduardo Asta, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Berlin’s Wall | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Edmilson Silva, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Ipiranga Museum | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Edmilson Silva, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Electing a new Pope| Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Glauco Lara, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Atto tower | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Mauro Girão, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Dead volume | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Marcos Müller, Jonatan Sarmento | Estado de S. Paulo)

Proudly made in Brazil | National Geographic Brasil

(image: Jonatan Sarmento | National Geographic Brasil)

Illustrations | Jonatan Sarmento

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You can see more of Jonatan’s work over at Flickr and Facebook. And we’ll see you next week, with another featured infographic designer.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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