Our Designers appeal to emotions, simplicity and quality of life. The Portuguese culture and the common everyday things are the inspiration. The products are more than what meets the eye – each piece has its own story and singular details.
Joana Santos lives in São João da Madeira and is graduated and mastered in Design by the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She developed her master’s degree under the theme “Information Design and intermodality in transportation in Aveiro city”. In 2009, she presented her research at IIID Traffic & Transport, at Tech Gate Vienna, Austria. Then, she collaborated in the foundation of the first Junior Company of the Aveiro’s region, the Aveiro Smart Business, and in the Federation of Junior Companies of Portugal. She collaborated with different companies, developing branding and graphic communication projects. Joana has a special taste for graphic design and craftwork and her work process has always a practical approach. At DAM she participates in the creative development of the different products.
Christophe de SousaProduct Designer
Christophe de Sousa, Franco-Portuguese Designer, is the first to be invited to design for DAM. He borns in France and returned to live in Portugal – the country of his parents – at a young age. From an early age, he showed a passion and a skill for drawing. He studied Industrial Design, graduating at the Universidade Lusíada in Porto. Soon after he starts collaborating with different companies from different sectors and received several international awards. In 2017, he founded his own Design Studio in Porto. Persistent and born observant, he is now recognized as one of the most prestigious designers of his generation in Portugal. At DAM, he brings new materials, technologies, and memories to our brand with the development of the Celeste side table.
Hugo Silva, a native of Braga, developed his master degree as part of the SAPO/UA Laboratory, in the SAPO Campus project, under the theme “Design intervention in the development of a university portal”, which was nominated “the best multimedia application for the education” in 2009. He worked as an Interaction Designer at CreativebitBox and B-Around. He also collaborated with the Providência Design studio on projects such as the Troia Museum and the Penafiel Museum, whose last was considered the best Portuguese Museum in 2010. Hugo does not relieve the sketchbook and seeks inspiration in the everyday things to his drawings. At DAM he manages the creative development of the DAM products, being their creative skills central for the brand’s development.