Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Filipe started out as a graphic designer in the 1990s before moving into the film and television industry. He started his career as a young freelancer working remotely with US studios, and is currently an independent director while running his design studio, Foreign Affairs, for clients including HBO, FX, and A24.
Filipe believes good ideas will always supersede good visuals, but he thrives on making both come together. He has garnered numerous accolades including an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design for Starz’s Counterpart. He is a regular fixture in the creative festival circuit, and has spoken at events all over the world. Filipe is a member of the American Television Academy.