Born and raised in Lisbon, Jorge is Forward Creative’s brand researcher & Sales&BD Consultant, now living in Taipei, Taiwan. He started his career in the creative industries, as account manager at Global Design in 2002, where he hit his sales quota and built strong client relationships. In 2004, he switched into consulting, working with IPI Consulting Network on creative economy projects, such as Idanha-a-Nova successful candidacy to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. While at IPI, Jorge also provided knowledge management support to his coworkers, enabling them to do their jobs better and grow the business.
In 2016 he became account director & brand researcher at BrandImage+Limited, relocating to London. During his three-year tenure, Jorge grew the company’s revenue, researched market trends and conducted interviews with the clients’ brand stakeholders. He contributed to the company crowning at the 10th edition of UK Portugal DIT Business Awards, as well as BrandImage invitation to the prestigious Second Home/Lisbon City Council’s Innovation Immersion Program, held at the London Design Festival in 2018. Over the years he has been blogging and speaking at events, such as FSB Greater London’s Branding & Digital Business Boot Camp, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK’s Speed Talks, among others.
He joined Forward Creative in 2021. He is the company’s resident culture vulture and in-house bubble tea enthusiast.