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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.
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)
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Escola Superior de Artes e Design - Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR) - Instituto Politecnico de Leiria
Industrial Design
Ecole Superieure d'Art et de Design de Reims (ESAD)
Design de Produit (Erasmus)
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
Waterwise international design competition (Finalist)
Oct 2007
CCIR Champagne-Ardenne
Scholarship "Masters sans frontières"
English (Fluent), German (Advanced), Spanish (Conversational), French (Conversational)
3ds Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Autodesk AutoCAD 2D, Carpentry, Cinema 4D, CorelDRAW, Design Thinking, Fontlab, Google SketchUp, Indexhibit, Innovation, Interior Design, IronCAD, Macromedia Freehand, Market Analysis, Market Research, Mock-up Models, Model Making, Product Management, Rhino 3d, Service Design, Solidworks, Stand Design, V-Ray, Vectorworks