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 currently an internal Product Designer at TENSAI industry, S.A. and also a part of the Collective Designer’s Mint: a "multidisciplinary creative office". He is also involved in several projects related to design and brands as a freelance designer and investigation. 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.

Work Samples

  • Cform

  • Penguin Mirror

  • Abrakadabra City

Work & Education History

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- Uroboro winner of LCiP (Life Cycle in Practice) Portugal 2016 By LNEG - Uroboro finalist of GREEN PROJECT AWARDS - Origem project AWARD on Favourite Design - Bazar project winner of Favourite-design - 17 MARCH 2013 - Just Mobile Design Competition 2011 - Italbox Design Competition FinalistEditar