Marco Balsinha is a Portuguese Designer, with a B.A. degree in Product Design from Faculty of Fine Arts - University of Lisbon (2003-2008) and recently completed a 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 He 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 has become an independent designer and has been awarded in several international design competitions. 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 History



  • Escola Superior De Artes E Design - Caldas Da Rainha (ESAD.CR) - Instituto Politecnico De Leiria

    • Master Degree in Product Design Design
    • 2012 - 2014
  • Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon

    • Equipment Design Design
    • 2003 - 2008



- Origem project AWARD on Favourite Design - Bazar project winner of Favourite-design - 17 MARCH 2013 - Just Mobile Design Competition 2011 - Italbox Design Competition FinalistEditar