The Red Wolf is a Portuguese brand of illustration and design. The brand is a joint venture, created in 2016, by Filipe Duarte and Joana Campos Silva, who both work from their home studio, based in Oporto – Portugal.
Filipe Duarte & Joana Campos Silva
Filipe and Joana, please describe The Red Wolf in three words.
Freedom in creativity
Who's The Red Wolf?
The Red Wolf is a threatened species from North America. Our brand name pays homage to this, unfortunately, rare species who will at least always live in our childhood memories with "Little Red Riding Hood".
Why did you start The Red Wolf?
The Red Wolf is a product of our desire to create things with total freedom and by exploring different topics that we adore as for example fashion, nature, animals and many more. First, we just did some illustrations for decorating our home. Our family and friends loved our ideas and we received a lot of positive feedback. It's when we started realizing that there might exist potential in the market.
Who‘s your favorite Portuguese Graphic Designer?
There are so many! However, our favorite is Nuno Martins who happens to be Filipe's twin brother.
Where would you take Taste of Portugal. out for dinner in Porto?
Porto has many places to discover. But we think, we'd take you out for dinner at Casa Vasco.
Your secret spot in Porto?
The terrace on top of the Vincci Porto Hotel. You have a beautiful view over the river Douro.
A Portuguese design project that impressed you in 2016?
We love so many Portuguese designers. This is a very tough choice but we guess that the work of Lobo Marinha is worth highlighting.
Interview: Liliana Belchior
Pictures: Daniela Marqueiro