Sónia Matos is art director at Público since 2006. With Mark Porter and Simon Esterson, she was responsible for the total redesign of this Portuguese daily newspaper and its supplements. In 2009, Público won a Yellow Pencil from D&AD. She leads the digital design team that revamped Público’s website and apps. She is also responsible for everything that regards Público’s brand and its expression.
She began her career with 18 years old in a local newspaper and after she worked at Diário de Notícias, a national daily newspaper. Later on, she became art director at O Independente, in Lisbon, where she had started in 1998 as a designer.
She was member of jury from several national and international design competitions.
Her work has been recognized with several awards from SND, ÑH (SND-Spain, Portugal and Latin America), European Newspaper Award and D&AD.