Januario Jose

Curator @ TEDxLuanda, www.jano.co
Luanda, Angola

About Januario


Januario Jose (Jano) Artist and Designer, founder of Coconote Studio, a design and branding communication agency, spreading the word of visual communication, visual culture to help communities get the best of the creative industry. Graduated with honors in Design Studies in 2005, from London Metropolitan University former Guildhall University (London - England).

Art Direction, Branding, Illustration, Characters Design, Fashion, Graphic Design, Typography, Publishing, Social integration and Education are the main areas of expertise, as these areas leads to a full engagement with people which the touching point are to elevate the awareness of how design can make a substantial difference in people’s lives.

I been involved in different projects such as D&AD degree show, Guildhall
University Summer Show, Royal College of Arts by YCN, also working in different design and branding development projects worldwide.


English, Portuguese

TED Conference

TEDActive 2012

Areas of Expertise

"Branding" "Graphic" "Project Managing" "Illustrator" "Art Direc

I'm passionate about

Design and innovation that engages directly or inderectly with the people to make different in a positive way for a better tomorrow.


Guildhall university

Talk to me about

The best ideas that has functionality and re-organise the world in a such way that adding one to two does not make to three and that transform positively the universe without compromise lives.

People don't know I'm good at

Speaking issues that I have passion, social engagement, design, branding, innovative ideas that create order and been a person.

My TED story

I discovered TED through a community social website back in 2008, and since then I been a active user and been there since, this encounter leads me to start thinking to became an ambassador of TED and help spreading the word in this side of globe.

Luanda is a very exciting and moving city, as the country moving forward to its best ever reconstruction and development of new infra-instruction, its good to get the best around the globe and share with all, this way they can have the opportunity to get connected with universe by this innovative, inspiring window of mind blowing sources, TED.

By make this amazing mind spinning event we are actually help our communities get on the spotlight in accordance with TED Ideas Worth Spreading.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Januario Jose
Posted over 2 years ago
Will Wright: Spore, birth of a game
I just come across this talk after reading an article on the Wire magazine UK edition, I went on google search for Will Wright and I have to confess that I am a bit game lover and I felt inspired by the talk and projects that as been presented here, Thank you Will for a inspiring time...
Januario Jose
Posted almost 3 years ago
Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery
Amazing wonders. I am very moving with the technique showing here, I am very confused and full of question marks on my head right now... but if the technique is available for everyone who needs please point it to the world and I hope people who need surgery can go through this techniques if available... this makes so much sense and I need to go deeper on this to know more about it and share it around... Thank you Quyen Nguyen and the team behind the development of this techniques...