Luís Mileu was born in 1972 in Estremoz, Portugal. He graduated in Communication Design followed by photography.



In the last 20 years, he has developed branding projects for national agencies such as Brandia Central, Ativism, and Ivity. He has designed some of the largest Portuguese brands, including the rebranding of Delta, the identity of The Navigator Company, the rebranding of Fidelidade insurance company, the rebranding of Burel Factory, the identity of the city of Beja, and the Portuguese brand Portugal Sou Eu.

In 2015, he founded Luis Mileu Studio, and among the many interdisciplinary projects developed, notable ones include the rebranding projects for Nova SBE, Shaken Not Stirred, Grupo José Pedro Barreira, and The Best Podium Agency.

He is a frequent judge at major creativity festivals and has seen his work awarded nationally and internationally, including the Red Dot Award, CCP Awards, Meios e Publicidade Awards, and Briefing Awards.

Luis has been a member of the General Assembly of the Clube de Criatividade de Portugal since 2014.



Luis started photography, working on personal projects exploring social themes.

He was nominated for the Portuguese Society of Authors Photography Prize for his exhibition “Americans45” in 2018. A down-to-earth and on-the-road project collects portraits of American citizens on the eve of the historic election of the forty-fifth President of the U.S.A.

Other works include the “Future Presidents” developed in the north of Mozambique. A project for the Portuguese NGO Helpo with the official support of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic.

In 2020 he developed Juliana in 8 regions of Mainland Portugal, the Azores, and Madeira to honor the knowledge of the Portuguese Mediterranean Diet. A commissioned project from Gerónimo Martins Group.

Solo exhibitions have taken place at Lisbon, Cinema São Jorge (2011) Berlin, Kunstraum Botschaft (2017), Barreiro, Auditório Augusto Cabrita, (2017), Lisbon, Assembly of the Portuguese Republic (2018) Maputo, Camões, Portuguese Cultural Center (2019) and Lisbon, Terreiro do Paço (2020).

In 2019 Luís releases his first Book, “One City, One Name – Tokyo”. His projects have been published online and in newspapers, books, and magazines worldwide. Luis is based in Lisbon.


Individual exhibitions:

Bi-ssente, OCCA, Lisboa, 2023

Juliana, Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon, 2020

Indirecta, A Homem Mau – Fineprint, Lisbon 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Nova SBE, Carcavelos, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Camões, Centro Cultural Português, Beira, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Mercado Santa Clara, Lisbon, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Camões, Centro Cultural Português, Maputo, 2019

Futuros Presidentes, Ribeira das Naus, Lisbon, 2018

Futuros Presidentes, Assembleia da República, Lisbon, 2018

Americans45, Auditório Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, 2018

Oh Lisboa, a tua luz, a minha sombra – Mona Loja de Ideias, Lisbon, 2017

Oh Lisboa, your light, my shadow, Kunstraum Botschaft, Berlin, 2017

Boa Vista – Palácio Quintela, Lisbon, 2014

Project 2 Faces – Galeria Municipal de Arte, Barreiro, 2012

Project 2 Faces – Cinema S Jorge, Lisbon, 2011


Collective exhibitions:

Lisbon, 2020 Poster Mostra, Marvila, Lisbon, 2020

Fineprint 20 years, 20 photographers, A Homem Mau, 2019

Layer House – The House of Art, Kranj, Slovenia, 2019

Lumi, Galeria Liminare, LisbonWeek, Lisbon, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn NY, Photoville, 2015



Juliana, Grupo Jerónimo Martins Edition

Futuros Presidents, Helpo Edition

One City, One Name, Tokyo, No Frame Publishing.