This is Pacifica is established in Porto. We help our clients bridge meaningful connections with the world via Strategy, Branding and Graphic Design. Always open to new experiences, we like to take risks and unexpected turns.




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ADC*E Awards
Design Jury President
2022

Pedro Mesquita, Founder and Creative Director of This is Pacifica, will be the Jury President of the Design category at the Art Directors Club Europe (ADC*E) at the 31st Edition of the 2022 awards.



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C.O2.A.T. wins a gold lion at Cannes Lions
Design: Promotional Item
2022

C.O2.A.T., the living, breathing piece of clothing developed together with Azgard9, Post Carbon Lab and Stream and Tough Guy just won a gold lion at Cannes Lions (Design:Promotional Item), 2 Bronzes (Design: Lifestyle, Fashion, Leisure, Sports & Outdoor and B2B: Coporate purpose & Social responsability) and a shortlist (B2B: Product Craft). We couldn’t be more proud of ourselves and the client.



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C.O2.A.T. wins a Graphite pencil at D&AD
Direct: Innovation category
2022

C.O2.A.T., the living, breathing piece of clothing developed together with Azgard9, Post Carbon Lab and Stream and Tough Guy just won a D&AD Graphite Pencil (Direct: Innovation).



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C.O2.A.T. wins a gold pencil at THE ONE SHOW
Design: Innovation & Transformation category
2022

C.O2.A.T., the living, breathing piece of clothing developed together with Azgard9, Post Carbon Lab and Stream and Tough Guy just won a gold pencil at THE ONE SHOW (Design: Innovation & Transformation) and a merit award in Direct Marketing: Physical Items. We couldn’t be more proud of ourselves and the client.



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VINTE VINTE
European Design Awards
2022

Vinte Vinte, the chocolate brand made for World of Wine, won a gold in the last edition of European Design Awards (Food and Beverage Packaging), Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva Identity won a Silver (Design: Brand Logo) and the identity Quadrado was a finalist (Company Logo). Really good news from Tallin!



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THIS IS PACIFICA
REEL
2021

Here is our 2021 recap, with some selected projects that are an example of the resilience and dedication this year demanded.

A big thank you to our clients, partners and friends who, this year more that ever, proved extremely essential.Finally, thanks to the talent of PZ (Paulo Zé Pimenta), who made the musical track for this showreel, making it even more special for us.

Bring it on 2022!







This is Pacifica is a design and art direction studio based in Matosinhos, founded in 2007 by Pedro Mesquita, Filipe Mesquita and Pedro Serrão. It develops multidisciplinary projects for a wide spectrum of customers, products and services. Through strategic and objective thinking, it presents formal grammars that challenge the limits of the practice of design in the national and international panorama. The projects that make up its portfolio have been distinguished at the main communication and design events.




With a fresh spirit, we make integrated communication and differentiated projects which have originated recognition and awards such as:

︎ 1 Graphite Pencil at D&AD
︎ 1 Gold Award and 1 merit mention at The One Show
︎ 4 Cannes Lion Awards: 1 Gold in Design/ Promotional item, 1 Bronze in Design/Lyfestyle, Fashion Leisure, Sports and Outdoor, 1 Bronze B2B/Corporate purpose and Social responsibility, 1 Bronze in Design and Shortlist B2B/ Product craft at Cannes Creative Festival
︎ 3 Star Gold, 5 Silver Awards and 9 Bronze Awards at the Art Directors Club Europe (ADC*E)
︎ 1 Best of Show Design Award at the Art Directors Club Europe (ADC*E)
︎ 1 Gold Award, 5 Silvers and 3 Honourable Mentions at European Design Awards 
︎ 1 Gold Award and 3 Silvers at Graphis Annual Awards 2020
︎ 2 Awards at the Ibero American Biennial of Design
︎More than 100 awards at the Clube Criativos Portugal
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Design Agency of the year 2019 at Clube Criativos Portugal
︎ 10 Design Awards at Meios&Publicidade




Current Team

Filipe Mesquita, Pedro Mesquita, Pedro Serrão, Carolina Peres, Joana Babo, Luciana França and Luís Cepa.

Team (2007 — Present)
Inês Costa (PT), Matilde Nicolau de Almeida (PT), Joana Kock (PT), Tomás Valle (PT), Pedro Lima (PT), Paulo Ribeiro (PT), Mariana Baldaia (PT), Tiago Campeã (PT), Beatriz Cóias (PT), Daniela Fardilha (PT), Telmo Parreira (PT), Joana Bravo (PT), Julia Guimarães (PT/BR), Charline Collete (FR), Inês Vital (PT), Claúdia Salgueiro (PT), Cristobal Sanchez (ES), Yilmaz Sen (TR), Majo Balko (Eslovaquia), Dalila Maganinho (PT), Giovanni Pamio (IT), Marta Albuquerque (ES), Leandra Boj (ES), Lasse Betzer (DN), Sabine Lehm (DE), Sarah Bouchir (FR), Justine Leysite(LT), Paula Garcia (ES), Esther Poch (FR/ES), Paulina Eichwald(RU), Maria Dunaeva (RU), Jorge Coutinho (PT), Wiola Stankiewicz (PL), Ana Fernandes (PT), Inês Barata (PT), Maria João Fernandes (PT), Zé Vitro (PT), João Alarcão (PT), João Sousa (PT), Luisa Mesquita (PT), Daniel Antunes (PT), Beatriz Carvalho (PT), Rita Robalinho (PT), Nikolaj Riise (DN), Laura Soares (PT), Elena Salaet (ES), Ola Dobrzyńska (PL), Margarida Olo (PT), Marco Lopes (PT), Luís Cepa (PT), Carolina Bagulho (PT), Joana Babo (PT), Carolina Peres (PT), José Praça (PT), Daniel Neves (PT).




Employment Opportunities
We are not currently looking to fill any full time positions but are always happy to receive portfolios if you are interested in working with us in a freelance capacity.


Internship Placements

We offer a few internships at the studio each year. If you are interested in completing an internship with us please email us some examples of your work. There are a large number of applicants each year so we apologise if on occasion we fail to respond to your enquiry.


Please email us work@thisispacifica.com




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