Fiveblackcats Design

Fiveblackcats is a one-person media design studio based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. More

I am Lucia Dossin. Fiveblackcats is the fantasy name under which I have been working since 2004. I currently live in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

I graduated in architecture (FAUUSP, São Paulo) and in 2015 I completed my Master in Media Design & Communication (Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam). I started my journey in ‘making websites’ in 2000, while working for web studios in São Paulo, Brazil. In the beginning, my work consisted mostly of making Flash animations for projects related to photography, visual arts, fashion and film. As time went by, my working tools shifted towards HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and Python, but my interest in art and culture remained the same (well, perhaps it is actually deeper nowadays ;) ).

The works you see here are a selection of websites I designed or built for clients. After 2011, more often than not, I was in charge of both front and back-end (powered by WordPress). I can also maintain or fix your WordPress website if you need. Besides web design and development, I also do print and more experimental stuff in Hybrid Publishing. Recently, I sketched a parallel website, where you will find things I have been doing in the last few years – experiments and projects that reflect my personal interests and research skills. Perhaps one day I will combine these two websites into one.

Please feel free to drop me a line if you think I can contribute to your project.