The Studio

VOLTA is an independent Branding  & Design studio based in Porto, Portugal. We design meaningful, immersive brands and experiences, integrating different disciplines to overcome communication  and design problems.

With a focus on BRANDING, PACKAGING and PRODUCT DESIGN, our goal is to create true and impactful brand experiences, that will set the brand, its promise and products apart from its competitors and closer to its audience. 

In order to achieve that, we set our quality production standards very high, devoting a lot of time to the perfect execution of our ideas.

We name our creative approach the SHAPING PROCESS: it’s a plan to brand building that can only succeed  if a true creative partnership is  made with our clients, their needs  and their ideas.

We like to work with a wide selection  of clients, from small startups to big and established companies, delivering projects that look to make a difference. Our flexibility and experience, blended with a constant desire to learn new  areas of expertise and breaking out  of our comfort zone are key points  for our success.

 

The People

Pedro Vareta
Creative Director & Founder

After studying Graphic Design and Digital Arts in Porto and Sydney (Australia) and having worked in Porto and Lisbon for clients such as Microsoft, Toshiba, Coca-Cola Company or Honda, Pedro decided to start his studio and take design matters into his own hands. The studio’s focus would be to create beautiful visual experiences, based on creative and solid ideas and supported by an impeccable execution of the work delivered.

Lourenço Neves
Managing Director & Partner

Having in mind since his early twenties that his main professional career goals were business and brand management and running his own company before turning 35, Lourenço worked for almost ten years on the client side (for companies such as Sonae Sierra- Marketing, United Biscuits - Project Manager or Pernod Ricard - Brand Manager), before embracing a new challenge in the consulting side as Managing Director of VOLTA Studio.

Ricardo Ribeiro
Head of Shaping

Having worked as a Product Designer since his Master Degree in Conceptualization and Product Development, Ricardo has designed and developed for several creative areas, from lighting and office furniture at Iduna Office Solutions to sustainable products using materials as cork at Amorim Group . His skills, experience and involvement in every aspect of new product development, from concept through to final production, was the main reason behind the bold move to set up and head the Product Design Department at VOLTA Studio.

Our Services

Branding
Brand Strategy
Naming creation
Visual Identities
Graphic Design
Packaging Design
Brand Storytelling
Art Direction
Communication Campaigns
Book & Editorial Design
Signage & Wayfinding
Website design

Shaping
Product Design
POS
Concepting
Visualization & Technical CAD
3D Modeling & Printing
Packaging
Environments
Exhibition
Branded retail
3D Rendering & Product Animation

 

The Awards

VOLTA is an internationally awarded studio, having collected trophies in several design categories.

Wine Design Awards
Best of Show
Best of Category

Dieline Packaging Awards
Outstanding Achievement Award - 1st place

Pentawards Awards
Silver Award

Graphis Awards
Silver Award

European Design Awards
Silver Award

Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE)
Silver Award

CCP - Creative Club of Portugal
1 Gold Award
3 Silver awards
1 Bronze award

Meios & Publicidade Design Awards
3 Awards
2 Honourable mentions

Lusos Awards
Gold Award
Bronze Award