My name is João Rafael and I am a Portuguese artist/ graphic designer, operating freelance under the moniker Daus since 2015, and I am currently based in Leeds, UK.

I attended Soares dos Reis Art School in Portugal where I graduated with a specialization in Graphic Design and subsequently moved to Bournemouth, UK to attend Arts University Bournemouth where I was awarded a Ba Hons Diploma in Illustration.

I pride myself on my versatility and unusual approach to image-making, always experimenting with new techniques and transposing a sense of movement and hysteria to my artwork. Through the years I have developed a special interest in creating album artwork, posters, and experimenting with augmented reality.