Nice to meet you. I'm João, an 8-years-experienced Visual Designer based in Sao Paulo.
I've been in the digital market for a while by working in a great variety of projects, some of them proudly made with WordPress and Magento. During some years I was the front/back end end guy, however my DNA and efforts belong to the creative and UI/UX industry so far since I realized that design flows in my blood. That was enough to immerse myself in the creative world.
I have a huge plus for sure. I really can consider myself a gifted man because most of coders hasn't knowledge or keen eye for design, and most of designers around the world just has no idea about what is a <div> or even don't realize the power of CSS. I am proud of myself by being a designer with an extensive front end and mid-level PHP coding knowledge on my back. Actually, it's a must when you intent to be a freelancer, however it's also a big quality and advantage over other people in the same industry.
Since 2010 I have my own brand Studio Solo to spread my freelance work and, soon, it will get an english version and hope I have opportunities to make my work known worldwide.