Olá! I'm André, a Portuguese designer driving sustainable solutions through systemic design. Currently, I'm based in Finland.

I'm a designer that tackles complex challenges through a systemic approach, addressing people as part of an ecosystem rather than at the centre of everything. I've come to understand that systemic and interdisciplinary thinking - as an integral strategy in the design process - contribute to the development of outcomes that bring sustainable value to people and organisations.

On a personal note, I enjoy dynamic environments, exploring new cultures, and collaborating with people that have different viewpoints.

Feel free to scroll down to get to know more about me. For a more formal and detailed CV go here.

Design Consultant (Freelance) 
Sonder Collective, Finland
2020 - present

Teacher Assistant/Coach - PDP course 

Aalto University (ADF), Finland
2018 - 2021

Industrial Designer 
K8 Industridesign, Norway
2015 - 2017

Contract Industrial Designer 
Suush Design, Portugal

Industrial Designer 
MADE Innovation, China
2013 - 2014 

Product Design Team Leader 
CIMA Studio, China
2012 - 2013 

Industrial Design Intern 
Attention Design, Denmark
2011 - 2012 

Industrial Designer 
MODO Design, Portugal
2009 - 2011


Portuguese (native)
English (professional)
Norwegian (intermediate)
Spanish (basic)

Finnish (learning)

Master of Arts in Collaborative and Industrial Design 
Minor in Creative Sustainability
Aalto University, Finland
2017 - 2021

Industrial Design Engineering (exchange student)
TU Delft, the Netherlands

Bachelor of Arts in Design
University of Aveiro, Portugal
2006 - 2009


Industrial and product design, human-centric and life-centric design, and systemic design. 

Ethnographic and user research, research synthesis, data analysis, opportunity mapping, ideation, stakeholder mapping, systems thinking, concept sketching, workshop facilitation, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, user testing, project management and presentation.


Visual Design
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign), Sketch, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Keynote

Miro and Trello

Industrial Design
SolidWorks, Rhinoceros, V-Ray, and KeyShot

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