Joana is an industrial designer who aspires to create products that can simplify and brighten the user’s life.
She also believes that expanding the holistic nature of design can ensure that, once a product is discarded, its materials can be easily recovered and further contribute to our economy and ecology.
2015-2017: MFA Industrial Design, Parsons the New School of Design, New York, USA;
2012-2015: BA(Hons) Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins, London, UK;
2009-2012: HS Artistic Textile Production, Artística Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal.
June-August 2016: Design and Illustration Intern at Alliance Consultants, Boston, USA, from New York;
October 2014 until August 2015: Events and Hospitality Part-time Employee at Brightsparks;
July 2014: Guest Ceramic Designer at Ćmielów Design Studio.
25th-27th June 2015: Exhibited “Singularis” earthenware tableware set in the event New Designers, in the Business Design Centre, N1 0QH, London, United Kingdom;
March to June 2015: Exhibited “Terra Flower” terracotta coffee set in the Pangolin Gallery, N1 9AG, London, United Kingdom;
11th-13th November 2014: Exhibited “Scented Breeze” porcelain tableware set in Pratt University’s Gallery, New York, USA.
July 2014: One of four students invited to personally produce a tableware set design for exhibition at Ćmielów Design Studio, which is a ceramic design studio inside a porcelain factory in Ćmielów, Poland;
12th June 2014: Recognized by the University of the Arts London as a good course representative along with twelve other students, London, UK;
January 2014: Featured in my University’s newsletter as course representative of the month, London, UK.