Ana Pina was born in 1980, in Porto, Portugal, city where she studied, still lives and works.
When little, she’d always preferred to draw with crayons than to play with legos, but ended up studying architecture.
After working a few years in this area, she decided to hear her inner voice and follow a more creative path as a freelancer, venturing herself in the wonderful world of jewelry.
In July of 2012 she completes the Contemporary Jewelry course in the school Engenho e Arte, in which she develops new creative and technical skills.
In June of 2015 she launches a new project and opens the doors of Tincal lab - a virtual platform and jewelry atelier, in Porto's city center.
In her jewelry line she creates unique pieces or in limited series, combining traditional jewelry techniques and contemporary concepts of design, in search of a modern and feminine style.
She's influenced by drawing, color, the nature of materials, contrasts and textures, geometric relations and asymmetries.
Some of her favorite things include: cats, the color red, chocolate, shoes, books, music, cinema, travels and yoga.
Creative responsible for the brand Ana Pina.
Founder of Tincal lab.
Ana Pina is a registered trademark at INPI [National Institute of Industrial Property] with the number 520651.
INCM - Contrastaria do Porto associate number P115100.
AORP [Jewellery and Watchmaking Association of Portugal] associate number 1796.
PIN [Portuguese Association for Contemporary Jewelry] associate number 227.
Architect registered at Ordem dos Arquitectos, Secção Regional Norte, with the number 14166.
Habilitated with CCP [Certificado de Competências Pedagógicas de Formador - training certificate] nº 572832/2011.
Available to collaborations, wholesale and commissions.
LIFE + EDUCATION + WORK
1980 | Ana Pina is born in Porto, Portugal
1998 | Secondary Education in Arts (final grade of 18 out of 20)
2004 | Graduate Degree in Architecture, FAUP (final grade of 16 out of 20)
2004 | Curricular architecture traineeship under the guidance of architect António Brandão
2005 | Architecture traineeship to access Ordem dos Arquitectos, CEFA-UP
2006/2011 | Works as an architect at Manuel Ventura & Associados Arquitectos
2009 | Creates the brand Ana Pina, jewelry + illustration
2010/2014 Takes part in several craft fairs and other events (including Feiras Francas and Serralves em Festa)
2011 | Becomes a full-time freelancer at Ana Pina
2011 | Illustration workshop, with Sónia Borges, Fundação de Serralves
2011 | Contemporary Jewelry Workshop, Contacto Directo
2011 | Curso de Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores (Training Course), ENA
2011/2012 | Pack Adobe CS5 – Graphic production with Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, Alquimia da Cor
2012 | Contemporary Jewelry Professional Course, Engenho e Arte
2012 | Starts to collaborate with several shops in Portugal
2013 | Starts to collaborate with shops worldwide
2014 | Ana Pina is a registered trademark
2014 | Web Marketing workshop, with Miguel Brandão, CRU
2014 | Textile Silkscreen workshop, with Ana Seixas, CRU
2014 | Japanese Bookbinding workshop, with Catarina Azevedo, CRU
2014 | Letterpress workshop, with Up Studio, CRU
2014 | Lost wax casting workshop, with prof. José Pereira
2015 | Product Management workshop, with architect Vitor Varão, Cindor
2015 | Founder of Tincal lab
2016 | Wax Modelling Workshop, with Susana Teixeira, Tincal lab
PUBLICATIONS + COLLABORATIONS + EXHIBITIONS
1999 | Almas em Mim, Poetry book, author edition
2003 | Fragmentos de um Todo Incompleto, Poetry book, Corpos Editora edition
2003 | Fragments, Individual drawing exhibition, Vila Nova de Gaia
2005 | Collective exhibition, academic works, Matosinhos
2009 | Creates the site and blog www.anapina.com
2011/2012 | Guest blogger at Engenharia e Construção
2012 | Collaboration with Ediota – collection of illustrated badges
2012 | Ediotar-te, Collective illustration exhibition, Penafiel
2012 | Engenho e Arte collective exhibition, 1ª Conferência Ibérica de Ourivesaria, Viana do Castelo
2012 | Engenho e Arte collective exhibition, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
2012 | Publication of illustration Bougainvilles - Passion at Spoonful Magazine, Issue 8
2012/2013 | Guest blogger at IKEA Family Live
2013 | Public presentation of Articular Collection, CRU, Porto
2013 | Design INSIDE, jewelry presentation, ivomaia designers, Santa Maria da Feira
2013 | Photo session with Articular Collection, Attilio Fiumarella
2013 | Exhibition PIN Session, CRU, Porto
2013 | New designers - stand AORP, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
2013 | Schmuck You!, Christmas exhibition and sale, Little Pop Machine, Berlin
2013/2014 | Collaboration with Portuguese brand Eureka Shoes - personalized jewelry collection
2014 | A Arte é Mulher, illustration collective exhibition, Ficar Association, Portalegre
2014 | JOYA Barcelona, collective participation wth AORP, Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona
2014 | Etsy House, Christmas Etsy pop-up shop, London
2015 | Remade in Portugal "in-utilitas", participation with the jewelry piece GULA, Fundação EDP Gallery, Porto
2015 | Jewellery Meets Illustration, participation with the jewelry piece Another Vision, Ó! Galeria, Porto
2015 | Collaboration with Stilnest, exclusive jewelry collection Perspectives
2015 | Participation in the collective project The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange
2015 | Jewelry and Architecture, jewelry exhibition, organization and participation, Tincal lab, Porto
2016 | La Couleur, Les Couleurs!, jewelry exhibition, ICKX gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2016 | Participation in the collective project Pass it Along
2016 | Portuguese Jewellery Newborn, AORP initiative, Serralves shop, Porto
2016 | Portuguese Jewellery Newborn, AORP initiative, Porto Jóia, Leça da Palmeira
[portrait by Mário Brandão]