Rita Castilho Sá Couto, aka Rita Laranja is a multidisciplinary creative designer based in Porto. She works in various forms and formats, from album design, printmaking, editorial design, ceramic, UX/UI, illustration and clothes design across all platforms. Unable to focus in one practice she fluctuates between printed and digital matter. 
As a self taught printmaker, she’s fascinated by various hand printing techniques therefore most of her personal work takes the form of relief prints created using the lengthy process of lino-cutting and wood-cutting.
Currently working as a freelancer and doing some personal projects exploring illustration, clothes design and ceramics. 

For freelance/collaboration enquiries, please reach out via email. 

Studio Gallery
Pressing Matters — Issue 05 2018

Featured Creative
The Design kids Porto 2019

Matriz Perdida
Ecos de Lima Festival— Ponte da Barca 2019

Vizinhas Banhantes 
Daily Day — Porto 2018

Collective Exhibition
Um instante antes da explosão
Saco Azul/Maus Hábitos — Porto 2022

Stall Bookshop — Porto 2017

Freelancer Edition
The Design Kids Tuesdays 2019

Full CV available on request.

Experiencing the multiple effects of an unexpected world pandemic, this book brings together a selection of letters from people living in different cities. Sharing their experiences through the pandemic and their hopes for the future.

I thought nothing would fit better than a risograph printed retro futuristic design, showing how the past hoped the future would be. 

«Bande à part» is the title of a theoretical project over three volumes by Nuno Brandão Costa about triptychs of architectural works in Europe designed by European architects. For a variety of reasonably s and contexts, these works have become important to the author, having turned into objects of fascination for him and exerting diverse influences on his path as an architect and teacher, from his student days until the present time.

The design of the BANDE À PART collection is inspired by Jean-luc Godard’s title screens and the monoprints are reminiscent of the experimental and noise seen in some of his films.

«Porto Brutalista» brings together a selection of 20 works in Porto, which aims to propose new ways of interpreting an architecture produced with constructive and material affinities associated with Brutalism. 

The cover design sought to follow these same guidelines and find new ways to communicate what is Brutalist, through an extremely contrasted and strong cover. The interior follows a minimalist design, letting the photography reveal each work.