This website reflects my work and personality.
I hope you find it sassy, laid back, and yet inspiring, as I like to think I am! Enjoy! 🙂
I am a Dutch-Portuguese designer based in the Netherlands since 2007. My curiosity for the world led me to globetrot for a few years during my 20s, first as a student, and later on as a young designer. My stops after Portugal were Belgium, Czech Republic, France and now the Netherlands. I love meeting new cultures, and I am passionate about creating unique and beautiful things that matter.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Faculty Industrial Design PhD candidate in Responsive Environments Expected conclusion in 2019 Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal Faculty Arts, Communication and Architecture Master in Multimedia Communication systems 2004 - 2005
University-College of West-Flanders (HOWEST) Faculty New Media & Communication Technology Master research in Responsive Environments 2005 - 2006 University of Lisbon, Portugal Faculty Fine-Arts (FBAUL) Bachelor in Communication Design 1998 - 2004
I am an idealist who uses his design craftsmanship and approach to address challenges on a societal and systemic level and believes in the transformative qualities of the arts and creative industries as enablers of the well-being of people and communities.
My experiences as a creative and a leader include the cultural sector, the creative industries, business and academia. My leadership values prioritise the nurturing of a healthy balance between the people I work with, the processes we set in place and the product we create, in three main interest areas that I am currently working on.
Investigating and enabling the value creation and transactions generated by the cultural and creative industries towards other sectors of society. Current work includes the setting up of an interdepartmental research theme and a national centre of expertise at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
Investigating how technology deploys media potential that triggers new forms of interaction between people and groups in near-future narratives. Current work includes responsive environments, automated storytelling, post-digital realities, media literacy and the future of the internet.
Exploring and supporting transformation paradigms and aim at enabling socially, environmentally and economically sustainable communities. Current work includes the study and exporting of transformative practices from the art, design, heritage and business worlds, and their impact in other sectors.
I have the privilege to have some of the most inspirational in the world within my close circle of relationships. We use time as currency to help each other in challenges we occasionally need a sparring partner to reflect with.
They make me super proud and grow as a person and as a professional. This section is my “thank you” to them. 🙂
Dutch-Portuguese designer based in Eindhoven since 2007.
Currently affiliated to the Fontys University of Applied Sciences
as professor of media, interaction and storytelling & the
leader of the interdepartmental theme Creative Economy
Into creative economy, value creation, design, media, culture,
storytelling, robot-journalists, responsive environments,
life poetry, sun and my pirate dachshunds. 🙂