Tiago Cruz is a Communication Designer, Digital Media Artist, Illustrator, and teaches at University Institute of Maia – ISMAI, Portugal.

From 1998 to 2001, he studied Scenography, Costumes and Props at ACE (Porto, Portugal) and worked with directors like António Capelo, Rogério de Carvalho, Paulo Castro and Alan Richardson. In 2006, he graduated in “Multimedia Communication Technologies”, in ISMAI (Maia, Portugal), with a thesis in the area of Interaction Design and Visual Semiotics called “IxD@web – Interaction Design: Form, Function and Behaviour on the web”. In 2012 he finished his master program in “Multimedia in the Digital Era: Strategies, Industries and Messages”, in ISMAI, focusing the investigation in the area of Visual Culture, Visual Communication and Visual Semiotics, with a master thesis entitled “From the Private register to the Public Sphere: The Graphic Diary as a means of expression and Visual Communication”. Now he’s developing a PhD on Digital Media-Art, at Portuguese Open University and Algarve’s University. Along with teaching, he collaborates in research projects with CIAC (Research Center for Arts and Communication), and maintains his activity as a Communication Designer and Illustrator.