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João Montenegro

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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 Designer that is passionate about bringing to life what he believes to be the next generation of user experiences: simple ways to interact with digital services, 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. João currently works as a Product Designer and Manager at The Dark Matter Collective, a group of product developer professionals which he co-founded. The Dark Matter Collective is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and works with customers from across all industries.

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

Work history



Dark Matter

Sep 2015
  • Full Time


Product Manager


Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time



University of Aveiro

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time


Head OF Design

Draco Automotive

Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Full Time


Product Designer

Bee Very Creative

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Freelance


Product Designer

Francisco Providência Design

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
  • Internship



Erasmus International University Exchange Program

Politecnico di Milano, School Of Design

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Italy


Master in Design Management and Innovation

University of Aveiro

Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
  • Portugal


Bachelor of Industrial Design (first Class Honours

University of Aveiro

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011



Honours for Best in Class

University of Aveiro