Hello. I’m Tânia Margarido, a self-taught surface pattern designer based in Lisbon, Portugal.
My background is in Genetics and Microbiology but I decided after finishing my PhD that it was time for a change. I wanted to do something that I really loved for a living and this is IT!
I have a few side projects. I love to eternalise moments, places, people in photos. So I take photos all the time… lots of them. I also like writing. I do it when I feel the need to say something I don’t want to forget or that I want my children to know.
Mãe de 3 (Mom of three in Portuguese) is my blog where I write about my experience as a mother of three wonderful children: Liam, Noah and Anoek. Being a mom is without a doubt the experience that has shaped me the most as a person and continues to do so. My children are the most important and my most challenging project in hands and the one that will have a bigger impact in the world. Each child will influence the lives around them so guiding them to become good people is a very special and a very important task. Through them and through me I want to make a difference everyday!
This is my first children’s book published in November 2015. My story came to live with the beautiful illustrations of João Rodrigues. The book addresses in a very simple way the arrival of a new baby to the family. Although this is a very magical moment it can nevertheless be an emocional whirlpool to the siblings. I have written this story to Liam and Noah (the seagulls are real!) to create memories and as a way to help Liam dealing with the arrival of his baby brother.
I love photos… I love to see the world through other peoples eyes and I love to take photos myself but… only with my iPhone. I'm not the professional camera type and so far I never felt the need to learn it. I simply take photos if I really want to capture something. Having my phone with me makes it possible to register moments or little things that otherwise would go unnoticed or would otherwise be forgotten.