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João Montenegro

Maker/Product/Design - Education, Transport, AI, & Robotics

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLisbon, Portugal
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  • ProfessionsProduct Manager - Product Designer - Founder

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About me

João Montenegro is a Product guy that is passionate about bringing to life what he believes to be the next generation of user experiences: to merge digital with physical using (mostly) invisible interfaces. With people wanting to have fewer apps on their phones, but more meaningful interactions with brands, services, products, other people, other living beings, etc... João conceptualizes and designs solutions that use technology in a Human Centered approach. The fewer screens, the better... João's ideas come from a merger of concepts from AI futurists such as Ray Kurzweil and Murray Shanahan and User experience advocates such as Golden Krishna. Having both a Hardware and Digital background, João sees all kinds products as valuable touchpoints for the overall betterment of Human Experience.

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Skills

  • Product Design
  • 3D CAD
  • Concept Sketching
  • Front-end
  • UX
  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Lean Startup
  • Digital Startup
  • Computer Hardware

Work history

Currently

Head of Product

Code for All

Oct 2015
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Owner of the self-service early age Code teaching platform: Blanc. Responsible for a complex product and content team system. Developed the concept and vision for the product with DarkMatter and continued up until deploy. Currently the project is in a rapid growth stage.

Currently

Sep 2015
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Founded with two other colleagues from the Faber Ventures portfolio. DarkMatter Collective (on sleep mode) is a product design & consultancy studio.

2015

Head of Product

Gleam

Mar 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for the design and product team. Owner of the product ecosystem consisting of native apps (iOS, Android) and a web app. Gleam was an e-commerce digital company which was acquired by Farfetch in 2016.

2015

Invited Professor

University of Aveiro

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time

2014

Head OF Design

CircleRoad

Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for the design team. Owning the interior and exterior design of the product: a personalizable sports car.

2012

Industrial Designer

Francisco Providencia Design

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Freelance
  • Shared sereval responsibilities, from listening to clients (translating the brief into needs) to sketching and 3d modelling industrial solutions.

Education

2013

Erasmus International University Exchange Program

Politecnico di Milano

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Italy

2013

Master in Design Management and Innovation

University of Aveiro

Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
  • Portugal

2011

Bachelor of Industrial Design (first Class Honours

University of Aveiro

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Awards

2011

Honours for Best in Class

University of Aveiro