Based in Porto, Portugal, Estaminé is a studio whose work focuses on papercraft, illustration and lettering.

Run by André Santos, Estaminé Studio uses paper as its material of choice to create 2D and 3D pieces.

We love handmade stuff. Which is why in 2016 we established our studio in Porto, where we have been creating many commissioned and self-initiated 2D and 3D pieces, all of them handcrafted and unique or produced in small quantities.

With constant background music at our workplace, we treat paper with the greatest respect and joy – while creating intricate and colorful hand-cut pieces, having already worked with Barbearia Porto, Biscoiteria Paupério and Noiserv, among others.

We also develop other kinds of projects, usually based on an independent and collaborative premise, such as the fanzine “Nem tudo que reluz é Ouro” (“All that glitters is not Gold”) and the game “A Aldeia adormece” (“It’s night time”), launched in November, 2017.

If you are reading this, you might be interested in our work and we want to thank you for that. We’re always up for new challenges and collaborations. Let’s craft together!

Grab your tools, let’s have fun.

If you want to discuss a project, ask us a question or simply say hi, drop us a line:


Collective exhibition “Reflection of the sky”
Held at The Brick Lane Gallery
London, England (2020)

Collective exhibition “Social Media – The good, the bad and the ugly”
Curated by MostrART
Viana do Castelo, Portugal (2020)

RAIO Festival #1
Porto, Portugal (2019)

Collective exhibition “Ponto Ora”
Curated by Ana Resende and Teresa Ribeiro
Matosinhos, Portugal (2019)

Collective exhibition “The Creativity Virus”
Curated by Mindshake
Porto, Portugal (2019)

Collective exhibition “SINAL – 100 anos de Design das telecomunicações e dos correios em Portugal”
Curated by José Bártolo
Matosinhos, Portugal (2019)

Collective exhibition “Ovo do Leonardo”
Curated by Mindshake
Porto, Portugal (2017)


“The Creativity Virus – a bilingual book about Creative Thinking”
Porto, Portugal (2019)


Physical is beautiful.
Porto Illustration Summer School
Porto, Portugal (2023)

Papercut characters
ENED – Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Design
Coimbra, Portugal (2016)


ESAD College of Art and Design
Matosinhos, Portugal (2018–…)


design opened to the world
XS Design Xpress
Aveiro, Portugal (2022)

much more than that
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (2022)

Mudo Podcast at Ponto Ora
Matosinhos, Portugal (2019)

Mudo Podcast
Porto, Portugal (2018)

The Zain Talks #3
Nest Collective
Coimbra, Portugal (2018)