Cloud King


Adriana de Barros

Adriana de Barros is an artist, designer, photographer, poet, and an aspiring writer. She works as an advertising designer in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

In 1999, Adriana has made a turn to web design and programming in the ever-growing world wide web. Since then, she has found her place online in combining various art forms into each project — by first launching a personal portfolio site with poetry and art at Breathewords, and two years later, launching online magazine Scene 360. Both her sites have been recognized with numerous editorial and design awards and honors. Most recent print mentions included HOW Magazine's "Top Ten Links," a paper back published by Pepin Press, Web Design Index (2002), a feature in Shift Japan Magazine (April Issue 2003), and in Tashen's 1000 Favorite Websites (2003). Online achievements received are two nominations in The SXSW Web Awards (2003 and 2004), a nomination in the 17th Stuttgart Filmwinter New Media Award (2004), selected as a Top Design Site by AIGA Cincinnati, and has been named Site of the Week by and New and Notable in Yahoo!

In addition to Scene 360, which she founded with a goal of providing an independent perspective on film and the arts, Adriana's writing — from journalism to fiction and poetry — has appeared in various international publications, including Of Moonlit Memories, An Hour at Sunrise, Turning Corners, The Best Poems & Poets of 2001 (books by the International Library of Poetry, 2000-2002), Poems that Go, Flashbang! and Flashbang 4 (published and showcased in events held in the US), Visual Arts Trends,, TheScreamOnline, and Inertia Visual Culture 2001 (a book published by Dream Interactive and Webdawgprojects).