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Marco Balsinha

Product / Industrial Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationPóvoa de Santo Adrião, Portugal
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  • ProfessionsIndustrial Designer

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About me

Marco Balsinha is a Portuguese Designer, awarded in several international design competitions and sustainability, with a B.A. degree in Product Design from Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Lisbon (2003-2008) and Master in Product Design at the ESAD, Caldas da Rainha (2012-2015). He presented his Master's dissertation in late 2015 with the title: Uroboro - A domestic ceramic vermicomposter (LCiP awarded). He is currently an internal Product Designer at TENSAI industry, S.A. and also a part of the Collective Designer’s Mint: a "multidisciplinary creative office". He is also involved in several projects related to design and brands as a freelance designer and investigation. Marco worked as a Product Designer and Head Designer at Abrakadabra (2008-2013), with an independent manufacturing unit and a manufacturer of Furniture for kindergarten. Marco’s research interests focus on innovative environmental sustainability solutions and the optimisation of production lines using design as key factor to achieve its purpose.

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Skills

  • Furniture
  • Product
  • Concept
  • Design
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Problem Solving
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Sketching
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainabi
  • Austodesk Inventor
  • Solid Works
  • Autocad
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • 3DS Max
  • 3dsxmax Vray

Work history

Currently

Industrial Designer

Tensai Industry, S.A.

Jul 2016
  • Aveiro, Portugal
  • Full Time

Currently

Product Designer

Freelancer

Jan 2013
  • Freelance

2013

Product Development Manager

Abrakadabra, Lda

Aug 2011 - Mar 2013
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time

2012

3D Artist

Scorzio

Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
  • Full Time

2012

Product Designer

Abrakadabra, Lda

Oct 2008 - Jul 2012
  • Full Time

Education

2015

Product Design

ESAD Caldas da Rainha

Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
  • Master Product Design

2008

Product Design

Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon

Jun 2003 - Aug 2008
  • Product Design

Awards

2016

LCiP Awards

LNEG

  • Uroboro winner of LCiP (Life Cycle in Practice) Portugal 2016 By LNEG - Category "environmental performance, social and economic product and / or services".

2015

Favourite-design

Favourit-design

  • Project: OlivYsense | 24 September 2015 http://www.favourite-design.com/winners/2015/olivysense/#.VovRLfmLSUm

2014

Favourite-design

Favourit-design

  • Awarded Project: Origem | 19 April 2014 | http://www.favourite-design.com/winners/2014/origem/#.VovQgvmLSUm

2013

Favourite-design

Favourit-design

  • Project: Bazar | 17 March 2013 http://www.favourite-design.com/winners/2013/bazar/#.VovRZ_mLSUl

2011

Italbox / CPD Design Competition

Italbox

  • Awarded Project: Cform

2011

Just Mobile Design Competition

Just Mobile

  • Awarded Project: Hold