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Portuguese to English: Description of Graphic Design piece General field: Art/Literary
Source text - Portuguese A peça é um comentário acerca da cientificidade (ou não) do processo criativo em design gráfico. Com recurso a um software de análise de design editorial, procuramos desmontar questões como o papel da intuição no processo de design e, concretamente, na composição e desenho de páginas. Recorre-se ao método científico ao recolher um conjunto de dados numéricos, para depois os traduzir em imagens abstractas, que em pouco ou nada se relacionam visualmente com as originais. A procura pelo novo em design alimenta-se deste conflito – que a peça simboliza – entre entender o que se está a fazer para depois baralhar tudo outra vez.
Translation - English This work is a commentary on the scientific nature (or not) of the creative process in graphic design. Using editorial design analysis software, we try to deconstruct questions such as the role of intuition in the design process and more concretely its role in the composition and design on the page. Scientific methods for numeric data collection are used in order to then translate this data into abstract images that bear little or no visual resemblance to the originals. In design, the search to create something new feeds on this conflict – symbolised by this piece – between understanding what you are doing and then jumbling everything up again.
Master's degree - University of Oxford
Years of experience: 11. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2015.
French to English (MA French, University of Oxford)
I am a trained linguist having gained a BA and MA in French at the University of Oxford. This included courses in translation and linguistics and one year studying at the Sorbonne university in Paris. Subsequently, I lived for five years in Lisbon where I took a Masters in Education at the Lusíada University in Lisbon. I have been working as a part-time freelance translator whilst working for international organisations such as the British Council and the United Nations where I have translated documents as part of my job.