Photo by JPC at Mindshake

You can call me Joana. I'm from Porto - Portugal.

Creative by nature, Designer by training and Innovator by desire.
I am a passionate creative driven by the synergy of design with people, by following my curiosity and sense of adventure I moved and traveled around the world. Living in Portugal, Germany and Finland coaching teams on global innovation programs and working with universities, large companies and consultancy agencies. 
I have always enjoyed exploring the different possibilities that objects and services offer us and I believe we can make the world a better place. In case you don’t see me around, most likely I am traveling to get to know other cultures. I always put my best effort on everything that I do, and for that I have simple rules: Be nice, work hard, make friends and grab a beer or an ice cream.

DESIGN THINKING / Project Management / Communication / Coaching


Aalto UniversityAalto Design Factory
2018 - Present
Design Thinking Coach for ME310 Aalto

Ideation Collective
2018 - Present
Human Centered Designer

SUGAR Network
2018 - Present
International Event Manager & Teaching Team Member
2018 - 2018
Social Media Manager

Hochschule Mannheim /
2017 - 2018
Design Thinking Coach – Teaching and
Research Assistant

Sonae MC
2016 -2017
Innovation Student Consultant
via SUGAR Network

Internship as Junior Designer

Internship as Package and Product Designer


Stanford University & Porto Polytechnic
ME310 Product Innovation Post-Graduation
Porto, Portugal

CERN - IdeaSquare
Workshop: ÖBOT Robotics Challenge
Geneva, Switzerland

ESAD - College of Art and Design
Master in Design
Porto, Portugal

CAFA - Central Academy of Fine Arts
Workshop: Future Learning Spaces
Beijing, China

Vilnius College of Design
Workshop: IP Project - Micro sustainable design - Eco friendly products
Vilnius, Lithuania

ESAD - College of Art and Design
Graduation in Product Design
Porto, Portugal

Awards & Recognition

mishmash Pen Case
Featured at Minimalissimo Magazine
-> see article

Kinder, Ferrero
Two concepts selected for the kinder surprise toys
2nd place
-> info

Berg Outdoor
Woman Fashion Outdoor Footwear
2nd prize
-> info

It looks like you either have no or a wrong access token.
Please go to Semplice -> General Settings and setup your access token.
Error Message from Instagram: This endpoint has been retired

[unex_ce_instagram id="content_uej6221rh" count="8" span="span3" is_fluid="yes" remove_gutter="yes" target="dribbble" random="disabled"][/ce_instagram]