João Gonçalves


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


March 2012 - December 2013 Berlin, Germany


Product designer (intern)

August 2011 - December 2011 Berlin, Germany

Toni Grilo Design Studio

Freelance product designer

May 2011 - July 2011 Lisboa, Portugal


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


Designer (intern)

February 2007 - June 2007 Lisbon, Portugal


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


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


Paredes Center Of Furniture Design

Art On Chairs international design competition (2nd prize)


Serralves Foundation

Winner of POP's 2011 - Portuguese Original Projects


General Directorate Of Arts, Ministry Of Culture Of Portugal

INOV-Art internship grant


Interforma Make It Real

Best national portfolio



Waterwise international design competition (Finalist)


CCIR Champagne-Ardenne

Scholarship "Masters sans frontières"



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,