Marco Balsinha

Product / Industrial Designer

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  • LocationPóvoa de Santo Adrião, Portugal

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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 part of the Collective Designer’s Mint, a "multidisciplinary creative office" with his own production unit, creating exclusive products for the several brand of the group (http://designersmint.com/). He is also involved in several projects related to design and brands. 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.

Skills

 

  • Furniture
  • Product
  • Concept
  • Design
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Problem Solving
  • Prototyping
  • Research
  • Sketching
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainabi

Work history

Currently

Product Designer Freelancer

Freelancer

Jan 2013

2013

Head Designer

Abrakadabra

Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
  • leading Design Team of Abrakadabra

2011

Product & Industrial Designer

Abrakadabra

Aug 2008 - Jul 2011
  • Creating new and exclusive products to be presented international toy fair - Nuremberg. E

Education

2015

Product Design

ESAD Caldas da Rainha

Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
  • Product Design

2008

Product Design

Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon

May 2003 - Jul 2008
  • Product Design

Awards

2015

Favourite-design

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

2014

Favourite-design

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

2013

Favourite-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

  • Awarded Project: Hold