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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.

Work Experience

Mark Bendow Interior Environments

Designer

March 2012 - December 2013 Berlin, Germany

Formfjord

Product designer (intern)

August 2011 - December 2011 Berlin, Germany

Toni Grilo Design Studio

Freelance product designer

May 2011 - July 2011 Lisboa, Portugal

Hülsta

Product designer and manager (intern)

September 2010 - December 2010 Stadtlohn, Germany

Branco Sobre Branco

Freelance Furniture and Interior Designer

January 2009 - January 2010 Lisbon, Portugal

Manamana

Designer (intern)

February 2007 - June 2007 Lisbon, Portugal

Education

Escola Superior De Artes E Design - Caldas Da Rainha (ESAD.CR) - Instituto Politecnico De Leiria

Industrial Design

2004 - 2008 Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Ecole Superieure D'Art Et De Design De Reims (ESAD)

Design de Produit (Erasmus)

2007 - 2008 France

Languages

(Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Advanced),
Spanish (Conversational),
French (Conversational),

Awards

Paredes Center Of Furniture Design

Art On Chairs international design competition (2nd prize)

2012

Serralves Foundation

Winner of POP's 2011 - Portuguese Original Projects

201107

General Directorate Of Arts, Ministry Of Culture Of Portugal

INOV-Art internship grant

201106

Interforma Make It Real

Best national portfolio

201007

Dwell

Waterwise international design competition (Finalist)

2010

CCIR Champagne-Ardenne

Scholarship "Masters sans frontières"

200710

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Carpentry, CorelDRAW, Google SketchUp, Indexhibit, Market Analysis, Market Research, Mock-up Models, Product Management, Stand Design, V-Ray, 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD 2D, Cinema 4D, Design Thinking, Fontlab, Innovation, Interior Design, IronCAD, Macromedia Freehand, Model Making, Rhino 3d, Service Design, Solidworks, Vectorworks,