Adjunct Professor at ESELx - IPL and Fab Manager / Scientific Coordinator at Fab Lab Benfica (ESELX-IPL)
Currently coordinating the Polytechnic of Lisbon participation at the Distributed Design Market Platform
Open Design Lead for Open Product Design and Maker Community at Creative Commons Portugal;
I'm also a Senior Product and Interaction designer. Founded at EVOL/LEVO - My design Offices for almost 15 years and also DAR - an Open Design and Culture Non-profit, where I was also the Fab Manager at the local Fab Lab;
I started my career in 2003 designing products with a group of Artisans in southern Portugal (Alentejo).
Somehow, in the middle of advertising agency work, trade fair stands, big events, design and production discovered arduino, processing, code, and a lot of things I came to admire, explore, use and research with and about.
These experiences led to a balance between two parallel environments where I design, teach and research: the tech/hacking/maker/ DiY/collaborative/open source and the craft product design experiences.
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