Daniel Pera

Product Designer & Art Director at SPAL, Sociedade de Porcelanas de Alcobaça

Alcobaça, Portugal
My biggest passion is the connection, interaction with the people around me. Is observing this social competence that more makes me evolve and become a better human being. To notice how my passion may intervene in the design and in the "my design" stimulates my creative thinking and process, conceptual and functional.

Work Experience

SPAL, Sociedade De Porcelanas De Alcobaça

Creative Director

Creative direction of SPAL Studio, the SPAL design department responsible for design and development of all products made by and for SPAL.
January 2013 - Present Alcobaça, Portugal

SPAL, Sociedade De Porcelanas De Alcobaça

Product Designer

Porcelain tableware design and development for SPAL brand and for European, Canadian and North-American clients brands.
August 2012 - Present Leiria, Portugal

Daniel Pera

Independent Designer

November 2011 - Aveiro, Portugal

Climar SA

Product designer

As a product designer in Climar SA I had the opportunity to deepen my design knowledge and practices in the middle of industrial and corporate environment. For each design process, I worked exhaustively all the formal and technical aspects of the product, through three-dimensional views and/or experimental models. For all products that I developed for Climar, I was always responsible for performing all the execution drawings directly to the production, conducting all necessary prototypes throughout the process, the final prototypes for clients and direct monitoring of the production of the final product, assembly and packaging. For each product developed by me, I was also always present actively in how each was presented to the market and the specific client.
September 2009 - November 2011 Aveiro, Portugal

Climar SA

Product designer

Traineeship program carried out under INOVJOVEM as Product designer at Climar Sa.
September 2009 - August 2010 Aveiro, Portugal


Graphic designer

Responsible for the internal and external graphic image of CEDAR, the Technical University of Lisbon gym center.
September 2008 - April 2009 Lisbon, Portugal


Architecture Faculty | UTL

Design | product specialization

Degree in Design with specialization in Product Design (5 years curriculum)
Final Average | 15 points
September 2004 - July 2009 Lisbon, Portugal

Design Institute Of TU Of Koszalin

Erasmus program

Erasmus Program during the 4th year of the Degree in product Design
September 2007 - July 2008 Poland


Odd-school [vocational Training School]

Web design course [60 hours]

February 2009 - March 2009 Lisbon, Portugal

Odd-school [vocational Training School]

Flash | Action Script 3.0 course [60 hours]

May 2009 - June 2009 Lisbon, Portugal

Galileu [vocational Training School]

SolidWorks course | Productive training [56 hours]

May 2011 - June 2011 Aveiro, Portugal

HM Consultors

Spanish course | Comercial [50 hours]

June 2011 - July 2011 Aveiro, Portugal


Spanish (Conversational),
English (Advanced),
Portuguese (Native),


DesignandDesign International Awards

Winner with 3 projects presented at the Book of the year'13


DesignandDesign International Awards

Winner with 5 projects presented at the Book of the year'12


Antarte & LXD'11 Design Challenge

Winner project presented at Lisbon Design Show in FIL


CIMP Design Challenge

1st place


Climar Concept Hall 2009

3rd place


Alstom Design Challenge

Final phase selected project


Technical University Of Lisbon

Awarded for demonstrating exceptional marks during the Degree of Product Design at Architecture Faculty



3D Studio Max, Actionscript 3.0, Autocad, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, Illustrator, Indesign, Office Excel, Office PowerPoint, Office Word, Photoshop, Rhinoceros, Sketch Up, Solidworks, V-Ray,



December 2011 to Present

The "Ilumina Project" is an initiative of the EPA with the support of COMPETE targeted to the Portuguese lighting sector. It is a project aimed at creating a collective strategy in order to reposition the sector in the global market.

The project is geared to promoting the competitiveness of the Enlightenment as a whole, seeking to raise the competitive capacity of SMEs, by their major weakness, but without excluding the involvement of larger companies, without any discriminatory factor, namely the sector.

This project recreates and inspire the connection of the portuguese industries with the strategic vision of design through national designers.

Social Skills and Competences

Self motivation, team spirit and ability to perform several tasks, acquired during the time working in company;
Ability to adapt to different environment and good communications skills, acquired through my experience studying abroad;
Strong sense of responsibility and professionalism gained during my professional experience at Climar by working directly with industry (production), suppliers and clients;
Ability to organize work according to deadlines and goals set by the team, administration board or clients;
Dedication and involvement in my work due to my passion for the design

Additional Information

2011 - Workshop “Strategic product design” led by Enoc Armengol, organized the Architecture Faculty UTL

2005/2007 - Member of the students association of the Architecture Faculty | UTL (AEFA), at the recreative department, between 2005 and 2007;

2007 - Member of the House of Representatives of the Architecture Faculty | UTL;

2006 - Participation in a Project of urban intervention in the streets of Lisbon (Labirinto Dedalus).