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

Experience

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 / inno.space
2017 - 2018
Design Thinking Coach – Teaching and
Research Assistant

Sonae MC
2016 -2017
Innovation Student Consultant
via SUGAR Network

Mindshake
2016
Internship as Junior Designer

SONAE
2015
Internship as Package and Product Designer

Education

Stanford University & Porto Polytechnic
2016–2017
ME310 Product Innovation Post-Graduation
Porto, Portugal

CERN - IdeaSquare
2017
Workshop: ÖBOT Robotics Challenge
Geneva, Switzerland

ESAD - College of Art and Design
2014–2017
Master in Design
Porto, Portugal

CAFA - Central Academy of Fine Arts
2014
Workshop: Future Learning Spaces
Beijing, China

Vilnius College of Design
2014
Workshop: IP Project - Micro sustainable design - Eco friendly products
Vilnius, Lithuania

ESAD - College of Art and Design
2011–2014
Graduation in Product Design
Porto, Portugal

Awards & Recognition

2019
mishmash Pen Case
Featured at Minimalissimo Magazine
-> see article

2015
Kinder, Ferrero
Two concepts selected for the kinder surprise toys
2nd place
-> info

2014
Berg Outdoor
Woman Fashion Outdoor Footwear
2nd prize
-> info

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