André Rocha

Designer and Professor in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

André Rocha

Designer and Professor in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

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I'm a senior Product and Interaction designer (Founder at EVOL/LEVO) and professor (ESELx - IPL // ESAD.cr) currently enrolled in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media PhD program.

I started my career in 2003 designing products along with craftsman in southern Portugal (Alentejo).

Somehow, in the middle of advertising agency work, trade fair stands, big events, design and production discovered arduino, processing, code, and a lot of things I came to admire, explore, use and research with and about.

My previous experience led me to this balance between two parallel environments where I design, teach and research: the tech/hacking/ DiY/collaborative/open source and the craft product design experiences.

I was part of the team who founded DAR, back in 2011: An Open Design and Culture Non-profit. Recently started to collaborate with Creative Commons Portugal team as Technical Lead.

  • Work
    • EVOL
  • Education
    • IADE - Product Design Lic.
    • FAUTL - Design PhD - (just 1st year - complete)
    • FCT UNL - UT Austin | Portugal CoLab