André de sa Pessoa was born in Portugal. He graduated from the fine art school of Lisbon in 1989 – specialized in jewellery. Then he graduated from fit-fashion institute of technology in New York in 1990.
Before he joined On Aura Tout Vu he worked as a jeweler and as crystal designer in Portugal and at Daume France. He practices with excellence the art of not being afraid to displease and provokes from a profession. He also created hat collections.