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João Gonçalves

Designer

Berlin, Germany
I'm a product and interior designer, based in Berlin. With studies in Portugal and France, I graduated in Industrial Design and since then I have gathered over 5 years of experience in product and interior design.

As an independent industrial designer, I developed award-winning projects such as the Maraca Money Bank and the Serena Chair. From Hotels in sunny Portugal, to alternative fashion stores in Berlin and Puma retail concepts worldwide, I have worked together with agencies in successful interior design projects at a very high level.

Through strategic thinking, creativity, fast visualization and prototyping methods and technical knowledge I develop innovative, sustainable and emotive solutions.
Experience
Berlin, Germany
Mar 2012Dec 2013
Berlin, Germany
Aug 2011Dec 2011
Product designer (intern)
Lisboa, Portugal
May 2011Jul 2011
Freelance product designer
Stadtlohn, Germany
Sep 2010Dec 2010
Product designer and manager (intern)
Lisbon, Portugal
Jan 2009Jan 2010
Freelance Furniture and Interior Designer
Lisbon, Portugal
Feb 2007Jun 2007
Designer (intern)
Education
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
20042008
Escola Superior de Artes e Design - Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) - Instituto Politecnico de Leiria
Industrial Design
France
20072008
Ecole Superieure d'Art et de Design de Reims (ESAD)
Design de Produit (Erasmus)
Awards
2012
Paredes Center of Furniture Design
Art On Chairs international design competition (2nd prize)
Jul 2011
Winner of POP's 2011 - Portuguese Original Projects
Jun 2011
General Directorate of Arts, Ministry of Culture of Portugal
INOV-Art internship grant
Jul 2010
Best national portfolio
2010
Dwell
Waterwise international design competition (Finalist)
Oct 2007
CCIR Champagne-Ardenne
Scholarship "Masters sans frontières"
Languages
 
English (Fluent), German (Advanced), Spanish (Conversational), French (Conversational)
Skills
 
3ds max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Solidworks, Macromedia Freehand, Fontlab, CorelDRAW, Vectorworks, Model making, interior design, Design Thinking, Rhino 3d, Innovation, Service Design, V-Ray, Google SketchUp, Indexhibit, Product Management, Market Research, Carpentry, Autodesk AutoCAD 2D, IronCAD, Market Analysis, Mock-up Models, Stand design, Cinema 4D