Meet the Members - TANGRAMartworks

Ana Almeida aka TANGRAMartworks
Nome: Ana Almeida
Etsy shop:

Hello! Could you tell us a little about yourself?

Is there a more difficult question than this one?
I am Ana Almeida, a Portuguese graphic designer and trainer, living in Reading, England. I love to laugh, love, learn, live.

Abstract Precious Stone Geometric Print by TANGRAMartworks
Abstract Precious Stone Geometric Print by TANGRAMartworks
What made you choose this craft (art)?

I don't really consider that I had to choose...
Always wrote, draw & painted on every surface I had in front of me. I had a big dream: being a Communication Designer! Never wanted to be anything else...

I've always wanted to create images, so I think there was a small step for me to go from Design to create my digital art.

Why sell on Etsy?

Since I graduated from Fine Art School, I've worked as a designer, solving problems, selling products, following guidelines... on a magazine, a newspaper, varied companies... in early 2007 I found that I also loved to be a trainer, sharing my knowledge and teaching a variety of subjects from Hand Drawing to Photoshop courses...

Suddenly I had the urge to make my own business, the compelling need to create what I felt like, to pass the line between design and art, being more intimate to myself and with my needs and wishes... TANGRAMartworks was the obvious name for a person who always loved puzzles, playing with colors and geometric shapes to create a bigger picture.

Precious Stone Surface Geometric Art Print by TANGRAMartworks
Precious Stone Surface Geometric Art Print by TANGRAMartworks

What do you find most inspiring?

A beautiful sunset moment, an old touching movie, a tender gesture from a mother to a child, a wonderful landscape, a brilliant new music I heard on the radio, people...

In short: Life!

You were involved in the "Mentor Month" program on Etsy. What was the most important thing that you took from it?

I was so lucky... I had the most expert of the Mentors, Ana Ribeiro aka ArteeLuarBookBinding, she is non the less our PTteam Captain. It was a great honor being tutored by her, every one of her teachings were of an absolute relevance. I loved knowing her better too...

Gift Wrap by TANGRAMartworks
Gift Wrap by TANGRAMartworks

What do you like to do with your free time?

In my free time, I always cherish to spend quality time with my family and friends, visit old churches and monuments, stroll around every museum that is within my reach...

All photos by TANGRAMartworks.

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words Ana!
    It was a pleasure working with you. :)




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