The Studio

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

We call our work process Brand Shaping: an approach to brand creation that can only succeed if a true creative partnership is created with our clients, their needs and their ideas .

Our daily goal is to create true and impactful brand experiences, that will set the brand and its promise 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 like to work with a varied 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 Partners

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.

The Services

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


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