Born in Lisbon (1979);

grew up in Macau (1982/87);

lived in Milan and Turin (2004/06).

Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

I like to envision myself as an interpreter between two opposites:  the left and the right side of the brain; creativity and logic; business and society; design and users; brands and consumers; present and possible futures.

I’m an empathic negotiator and a bridge builder who often wonders between old artifacts and new technologies.

Licentiate in Industrial Design by IADE (Lisbon '01) and Master in Business Design by Domus Academy (Distinction of Merit - Milan '05)

Master thesis: “The Traditional and the Creative Consultancy: McKinsey vs. IDEO. Strategizing for Innovation: Redefining roles and approaches.

In 2000 he began his career as a Designer at Brand & Advise (Lisbon).

Main clients: Oniway; Helvetica Wear; Jornal Metro; Hotel Altis; Porsche; Colgate-Palmolive

In 2005 he moves to the Pininfarina Extra studios (Turin), where he works as a Design Analyst, being responsible for the redefinition of the co-branding strategy of the Pininfarina brand.

Main clients: Gancia Spumante; Mentadent Style Tech Project; 3M Italia.

In 2006 he moves on to BLUG, where he worked as a Brand Strategist, being responsible for the development and implementation of methodologies/tools for the Multisensory Brand Management. In the same year, and in addition to his professional activities, he taught the discipline Brand Management at ISCEM.

Main clients: Identidade sensorial EDP 5D, Carris, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.

In September 2008, he enters in Brandia Central as Senior Brand Strategist, assuming the functions of Brand Strategy Manager from September 2013 to August 2014.

Main clientes: APCOR; Corticeira Amorim; CTT; Mobi-E; RTP: Brisa; Comité Olímpico Portugal; Açoreana; Banco BIC (ao/pt); BPC (ao); Banco Poupança Investimento (ao); Banco Nacional Investimento (Mz); DanCake; Unidas Rent-a-Car (br); UEFA; Sonae Sierra; Geostar; Modalfa; Unicer; Beach Park (Br); Movvo.

In 2015 co-founded Futurista, a strategic innovation firm that helps companies to unveil new business opportunities, maximize value and create meaningful impact.

Main clients: Sumol+Compal; Fundação Manuel Violante; Grupo Lusiaves; Primavera Software; MRolo; Sana Hotels; StoryTrail; CampoAves; Jerónimo Martins

Since 2018 as an Independent Consultant.

Main clientes: Aptoide `{`Catappult`}`; Grupo Bensaude `{`Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico; Azorean Hospitality`}`; Carglass; Abanca; Cauny

GUEST SPEAKER/JURI

“Invited Jury ® International Workshop for Master in Design Management”

IADE/IPAM | Lisbon | October 2018

“Invited Jury @ Feira (i)limitada – Programa a Empresa”

Junior Achievment Portugal | Lisbon | 2017

“Speaker @ Responsible Brands, Sustainable Business”

NIC – Center for Innovation and Competitiveness | IPAM – Oporto | March 5, 2013

“Speaker @ Brand Strategy and Creation”

Junior Achievement Portugal | Faculdade Economia Universidade Nova – Lisbon | March 9, 2012

“Speaker @ 3rd Symposium: Creative Communication, Marketing and Events”

EPAD – Lisbon | October 21, 2011

“Tutor & Jury @ Innovation Challenge Portugal”

Junior Achievment Portugal | FIL – Parque das Nações – Lisbon | 2011

“Speaker @ Quinta do Marketing”

ESEC  | Coimbra | 2011

OTHER INTERESTS

COMMUNITY

www.crecheslisboa.com

VINTAGE SKATEBOARDS

www.vintage-skateboards.com

MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN

www.ttkt.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

> They Only Come Out at Night [Long Exposure Photography]

> The Panoramist [Playing with Error]

> Instagram [Mainly Travel & Landscape Photography]

TOOLS

> KEYNOTIMER [Visual Timer for Keynote]

> PPT-TIMER [Visual Timer for PowerPoint]