I am a designer, design researcher and educator. My focus is socially and environmentally responsible design and designer’s agency within organizations and in different collaborative contexts. I am currently working on ´Regenerative Marine Industries´, case studies and collaborations investigating products and services that help restore marine ecosystems and create sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities. I hold PhD and Master degrees in Design and I am also a certified Scuba Diving Instructor.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aalto University and a Design Research Consultant for Suunto and Amer Sports. I have held faculty positions at IADE Creative University in Lisbon (PT) and at the Why Factory future cities group, at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology (NL).

I have co-authored publications under the titles: Green Dream (2010), Visionary Cities (2010), and Vertical Village (2012) and my design projects have been exhibited internationally including Arctic Imports/New Urban Luxuries at Droog 20+ at Salone del Mobile in Milan (2013), Foodprint Manhattan at Pioneers of Change in New York (2009), City Pig and Foodprint the Hague at Stroom the Hague (2009), among others.