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  • Ricardo Vilas-Boas

    Freelance Designer at Sabotage Design Ltd

    London, United Kingdom

I am currently looking for a fast paced, highly creative consultancy. I have reached a stage in my career where I feel that I am able to join a multidisciplinary team of talented people and be able to contribute with ideas and strategies for clients, in order to help them move forward in their business, and be on the forefront of development. I do not believe that investing in a project or idea that has already bore fruit is a good solution, instead I believe that companies and brands should be given the opportunity to invest in the future, to step ahead and look forward, and that is what I would like to be a part of.

Work Samples

  • Restless Mobiles

Work History

  • Head of Design Development

    • HeatBox
    • Feb 2014 - Present (3 years 9 months)

    Spearheading the development of new product for start up company HeatBox.

    Development of research strategy and design development. Overseeing R&D process from concepts to production.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Oxidation Lab
    • Sep 2012 - Present (5 years 2 months)

    Oxidation Lab is a new design studio and furniture brand that explores the link between old and new, craft and mass production.
    My role is to developed the new range of products, from concept to production, that will come out in the end of 2013.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Sabotage Design Ltd
    • Jul 2013 - Jan 2014 (6 months)

    Development of new consumer electronic audio product.
    Preparation of engineering volumes. Generating sketches based on consumer research.
    Preparing presentation of final concepts to present to client.
    Further development of concepts based on client feedback.

  • Design Consultant

    • MYTTO - Luxury Furnishings
    • Oct 2009 - Nov 2012 (3 years 1 month)

    Consulting in the development of new furniture and production methods for a luxury furniture brand MYTTO.

  • Consultant

    • Samsung
    • Jan 2012 - Aug 2012 (7 months)

    Expert design consultant for Samsung in the Apple vs. Samsung case.

  • Intern Designer

    • Tom Dixon
    • Sep 2011 - Dec 2011 (3 months)

    Supporting the product and product development team with research and exploration of new design concepts.
    Development of a bespoke chandelier in a collaboration between Tom Dixon and Merci.Merci, presented during Maison et Object design fair.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Tom Dixon
    • May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)

    Development of initial concepts for a Tom Dixon for a coral reef furniture installation.

  • Internship

    • Inflate
    • May 2008 - Jul 2008 (2 months)

    3D modelling
    Preparing presentations for clients

  • Co-Founder, Designer, Builder

    • PopCorn Industries
    • May 2006 - Dec 2007 (1 year 7 months)

    Designing and building bespoke furniture.
    Contacting with possible costumers.
    Generating solutions for the needs of the consumer.

  • R&D department

    • AJP Motos
    • Sep 2005 - Mar 2006 (6 months)

    Development of mechanical components, graphics and styling for the PR3 and PR4 models.
    This includes work developed for CNC, rapid prototyping, mockups, competitor research and preparation of files for production.

  • Internship

    • Boxtype
    • Jan 2005 - Jun 2005 (5 months)


  • University of the Arts London

    • Master Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2010
  • Escola Superior de Artes e Design

    • Licenciatura Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2004



H. M. in glue packaging for Henkel Choosen "Bicycle Besspoke" gallery show H.M. in Cheese packaging competition 1st "Bombay Sapphire Design a Glass" 2nd "Nokia 4th generation mobile phone" 2nd Electrolux Global Design. Selected "Barbosa & Almeida Wine Bottle Design" exhibition