Hi! My name is Ricardo, I'm born and raised in Rio de Janeiro but I spent the last 7 years living around the globe before deciding to set base in Stockholm. Having experienced everyday life in five countries gave me a unique overview of different cultures and behaviors in both professional and personal aspects of life. For the past eight years I have helped startups and multinationals in the developmental of highly innovative solutions and top selling products awarded by some of the most prestigious design institutions. When I'm not designing I'm pinning my bikes through the woods or carving my boards in water, snow or asphalt

Work Samples

  • G3 - 2012

Work History

work: - Ricardo Sa Freire Industrial Design. Owner / founder 2009 - NOCS (SWE) Freelance Design Manager 2012 Main tasks/responsibilities: Project manager (from first sketch to production follow up), concept designer, CAD modeler. - Idesign (SWE) Industrial Designer - Jan. 2012 / Aug. 2012 Main tasks/responsibilities: Project manager, concept designer, model/prototype builder, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Veryday (former Ergonomidesign) (SWE) Industrial Designer - 2009 / 2011 Main tasks/responsibilities: Assistant project manager, concept designer, model/prototype builder, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Cookie Composites (AUS) Head of Design - 2006 / 2013 Main tasks/responsibilities: Project manager, concept designer, design strategist, CAD modeler/visualizer, conceptual engineer. - Oxylane Group - Decathlon Design (FRA) Advanced Design Intern - 2008 Main tasks/responsibilities: creative workshop assistant, project manager, concept designer, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Piks Design (FRA) Freelance consultant - 2008 Main tasks/responsibilities: Concept designer, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Astro Studios (USA) Junior Industrial Designer - Summer 2007 Main tasks/responsibilities: concept designer, model builder, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Tatil Design (BRA) Industrial Designer - 2006 Main tasks/responsibilities: project manager, concept designer, CAD modeler/visualizer. - Indio da Costa Design (BRA) Industrial Designer - 2003 / 2005 Main tasks/responsibilities: concept designer, model/prototype builder, CAD modeler/visualizer. education: - Master of fine arts in Advanced Product Design Umeå Institute of Design - Umeå, Sweden 2006 to 2009 - Bachelor of Industrial Design PUC -RJ - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2000 to 2004 honors and awards: 2012 red dot design award - Snikers Flexi Tool Bags / Backpacks 2012 red dot design award - Ergon SM3 Pro MTB saddle 2012 IF product design award - minMe portable health monitor 2011 IF Eurobike design award - Ergon SM3 Pro MTB saddle 2008 MCB design award - Movement E-610 cross trainer

Education

Umeå Institute of Design (SWE)

Specialties

Awards

red dot design award - 2012 Ergonomidesign AB Snikers Workwear - Flexi Tool Bags / Backpacks red dot design award - 2012 Ergonomidesign AB Ergon SM3 Pro MTB saddle iF product design award - 2012 Ergonomidesign AB minMe portable health monitor iF - Eurobike Award - 2011 Ergonomidesign AB Ergon SM3 Pro MTB saddle MCB design award - 2008 Indio da...
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