Since returning back to London at the beginning of 2017, I have worked with some of the leading brand and experiential design agencies working across different fields. These include travel retail, fashion retail and luxury cosmetics.
I am driven to find workflows that achieve a realistic balance between time, quality and cost. The design concept is a good start, but there are factors that influence the realisation of that concept.
A good design concept needs to be able to attract, engage and connect with its audience.
I believe in a strong work ethic and am able to work within a team, or independently, to find a common ground.
Over the years I have gained experience in various software packages from 3D to 2D depending on briefs and agencies.
Above are the ones I’m using on a day to day basis. However I’m always keen to adapt to something new.
Since my early career I have always tried to bridge design concept and fabrication into one. Being in a workshop environment allows you to quickly test and develop ideas.
I was born in Ecuador, raised in Belgium, studied in the United Kingdom, lived in Greece and Poland for some time, now back in London. In the meantime, my parents moved to Portugal! I grew up in a multicultural environment, and I believe this shaped me somehow to be very diverse and take inspiration from different sources.
Authenticity – be genuine & honest.
Humbleness – be open & respectful.
Drive – strive to improve, always! Never stop learning.
I used to own a workshop in Warsaw, Poland where I was busy with furniture making and restoration which enabled me to not only master up my carpentry skills but as well gain a tremendous knowledge about materials.
I have also designed and built unique pieces for a chain restaurant, and exhibition stands in Warsaw. Check them out!
I like to observe and most of the time observation turns into assessment and new interpretation of ideas. Inspiration can come from any situation in your life and often unpredictable. Conversations with my clients can provide lots of inspiration as well. The fact that someone challenges you, provokes you and questions your way of thinking, leads you directly to new ideas.
Listen and connect, to answer the client’s needs and deliver projects with personality and soul and with something that the client can identify with.