Powerfull tools by / for creative freelancers and solopreneurs

From October 2019 onwards, you won’t be alone.

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ABOUT US

Driven by the acceleration of connectivity, technology, new talent models and cognitive tools, the world of labour is changing.

As robotics, artificial intelligence and the gig economy grow, jobs have been reinvented and freelancing has progressed at a gallop. As stated by the World Economic Forum and the OCDE, the independent workforce is growing all over the world and alongside with it new skills are being demanded by the industry.

That emerging demand requires from freelancers both a combination of talent and technology.
INDIE WORKERS intends to be a platform of reference for encouraging discussions and the sharing of knowledge in themes centered in the freelancers’ or solopreneurs’ reality, in the field of Creative Industries..

Hence, INDIE WORKERS’s mission is:

1. Promote both talent and power of freelancers’ workforce in Porto, simultaneously reinforcing its resources, skills, networks and visibility;
2. Provide creative freelancers with relevant skills and practices in the areas of business management and entrepreneurship, productivity and proactivity, to immediately put to practice in what their professional activities is concerned;
3. Promote networking, freelancers’ workforce and the creative start-up and scale-up ecosystem from Porto, promoting new synergies and cooperations.

18 to 20

october 2019

PORTO

BOOTCAMP

Porto INDIE WORKERS Bootcamp is an event dedicated to creative freelancers and solopreneurs.
Condensed in three days of activities, talks, conferences and workshops our program is designed to inspire, nourish and interconnect Porto’s Indie Workers community.

Both program and speakers will be announced very soon.

Please note that most of the program will be facilitated in Portuguese, with the exception of some sessions or workshops which will be in English (25% of total content) and will be properly distinguished in the program (EN).

Until then we can unravel that this Bootcamp will unfold into 3 distant blocks in a crescendo of activity and connection:

We are Next! Upskill yourself!Interconnect now!

Freelancing is an experience that strengthens any professional. It can be an intermittent or permanent status to anyone.

Hence, self-management is now a precious skill for any individual.

In this section we want to create the conscience for the opportunities and challenges of freelancing, as well as bringing in inspiration to what is the workforce of the present moment, and of the future!

This section has as its goals empowering freelancers and solopreneurs in the self-management of their professional activity, opening up the way for the development of inter and intra-entrepreneurial skills, developing together a holistic vision of a creative business.

Tools, techniques and models will be discussed and thought about in a context of workshops and flash-classes, as well as the basic frameworks of a successful solo career.

Independent workers also do interdependent work. This section is focused in discussions and practical activities that position the creatives in an ecosystem of interdependence, collaboration and co-creation.

Team work, remote work, client relationship management, creative problem solving, networking and collaborative workspaces will be certainly part of our agenda.

Finally, we will promote peoples’, services and enterprises interconnectivity in 1-to-1 clarification sessions.

content

platforms for creative freelancers+ digital marketing + pricing + self-management + personal branding

+ freelancers associations and unions +  creative entrepreneurship + client management

+ remote work + creative project management + teams + financial planning for creatives + coworking

+ intellectual ownership + legal matters + funding for creatives+ crowdfunding

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5 Conferences / Presentations


3 Discussion Panels


Welcome Drinks


Coffee Breaks


Informative Desks

I’M INDIE

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5 Conferences / Presentations


3 Discussion Panels


Welcome Drinks


Coffee Breaks


Informative Desks


3 Workshops


Concert

I’M INDIE worker

90€

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WHAT IS INCLUDED


5 Conferences / Presentations


3 Discussion Panels


Welcome Drinks


Coffee Breaks


Informative Desks


3 Workshops


Concert


Special Sessions


2 Lunches

SPEAKERS

… constantly updating …

Jörn Hendrik Ast

CEO | New Work Heroes

As a facilitator Jörn Hendrik develops workshop concepts, designs interactions and enables groups to create the best results possible. Jörn Hendrik's passion for the realization of the workplace of the future lead to the founding of several projects like the careercoaching company New Work Heroes. Starting as a craftsman in the family business of his father, he quickly discovered his talent as a salesman. For more than a decade he proved his sales and leadership-skills in B2C and B2B sales-companies. But his vision to change business by making it a more transparent and people-centric world, finally led him to change tie and cubefarm with laptop and coworking-space. Jörn Hendrik Ast is an author, podcaster and publisher of books like the New Work Heroes Workbook.

New Work Heroes

New Work Heroes - career orientation for the work of now.
As a coaching company we provide books, methods and workshop formats to help our coachees succeed in the fast changing workplace of today.

Jörn Hendrik Ast
CEO | New Work Heroes

Lisa Lang

Founder & CEO | ElektroCouture & ThePowerHouse

Lisa Lang is a German entrepreneur, technologist, and international speaker. Her brands ElektroCouture and ThePowerHouse are leading agencies for FashionTech, wearable technologies and smart textiles manufacturing. From her experience as an entrepreneur, she has gained recognition as one of Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech, top 100 most influential people in wearable tech worldwide, one of 25 leaders in fashion and technology worldwide and has been listed as one of the 50 most important women for innovation & startups in the EU.
Lisa founded ElektroCouture in 2013, believing in the opportunity to fuse technology with fashion even though she did not come from a background in fashion. With the success of ElektroCouture, Lisa then started ThePowerHouse in response to the growing demand from companies searching for educational workshops, prototypes, and needs for consultation on FashionTech.
Beyond her work on her companies, she has been a mentor for fashion and tech-focused programs, as well as has also advised the Ministerium für Wirtschaft Arbeit Energie und Verkehr and the European Union on the future of fashion technology within Germany and Europe. In 2018, she was included as an expert in the prestigious ‘The State of Fashion 2019’, an annual report written and researched by the Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company.

ThePowerHouse

ThePowerHouse is the leading innovation agency for FashionTech and wearable technology. Its work encompasses rapid prototyping, consulting, matchmaking and education, ever looking for ideas that have never been created before. Behind all this, is an interdisciplinary team consisting of creative technologists, makers, and fashion designers who love pushing the boundaries of the status quo and designing for the future.

ElektroCouture

ElektroCouture is the frontier of FashionTech, first ready-to-wear fashion technology brand, and have created real concepts that transform the relationship of fashion to technology and compel the exchange of many boundaries. ElektroCouture brings the beauty of light together with the intelligence of wearable technology while reimagining light as the new material.

lisa lang
Founder and CEO | ElektroCouture & ThePowerHouse

Michelle Chan

Chief Executive | Pro Nobis C.R.L.

She likes to organise other people’s lives. Her interest on labour and citizenship questions comes from the fifteen years she has worked in Cinema productions in and outside of Portugal, as a freelancer.
She founded CPAV - Centro Profissional do Sector Audiovisual, the union CENA and the Coop Pro Nobis where she has the role of Director or, in other words, juggler.

Pro Nobis

Pro Nobis is a non-profit entity that provides freelancers with a solution for billing their clients, discount professional expenses and enjoy the benefits of Social Security as an employee. Providing:
Administrative, Accountancy, Juridical and Fiscal Support;
Accidents at work Insurance;
Social Security contributions according to the wage;
Employee status;
Deduction of professional expenses.

michelle chan
Chief Executive | Pro Nobis C. R. L.

Joana Campos Silva

Catalyst & Creative Director | Fashion Makers Studio

I am addicted to communication, talents and networking. I love to study, question and challenge fashion. I graduated in Digital Arts and completed a post-graduation in Industry Management. In 2015 I founded Fashion Makers Studio, a design studio that develops fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands with an emphasis on relevance and style. We combine the inspiration with the goals of the brand through honest stories. In 2014 I created the Porto Fashion Makers community with the goal of promoting creatives, as well as the industries in Porto and the North of Portugal. I am the co-founder of the illustration brand Red Wolf.

Fashion Makers

Fashion Makers is a creative studio that develops fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. We align our inspiration with the goals of the business, through the building of an unique and honest storytelling. Apart from the studio we have a creative community of more than 300 Makers with which we catalyse our business, discuss tendencies and promote reflections about the future.

Joana Campos silva
Catalyst & Creative Director | Fashion Makers Studio

Lieza Dessein

Strategic Project Manager

I completed my MA in the Arts ten years ago. Since then, I have been working on the understanding of creative entrepreneurship, and in implementing pragmatic solutions to develop and sustain the careers of creative entrepreneurs. Through a very hands on approach I gained an astute awareness of their needs in terms of work environment and conditions. My expertise helps freelancers to excel in increasing complex social economies. For the past seven years, I was a strategic project manager for Smart, a strong leader in social economics, which provides pragmatic solutions for freelancers in 9 european countries. I managed the “Brussels Art Factory” (BAF), an 800m² workplace for creative entrepreneurs. Additionally, I was instrumental in the development project of «LaVallée», a 5000m² creative hub. These two spaces host the activities of 230 creative entrepreneurs and house over 65 events a year, welcoming 30.000 visitors. In addition to the management of these atypical workspaces and cultures, I evolved in the Platform Coop movement which advocates for a fairer digital economy. Through these diverse experiences, I gained an astute awareness of the impact of digitalization on a wide range of contemporary work environments. Currently, I have a teaching appointment at the University of Leuven. I continue to help individuals and organizations to gain efficiency in the development of their projects. I find tremendous fulfillment in connecting people with others and projects, and in helping individuals to realize their professional ambitions and missions within a prosperous and fair social economy.

Lieza Dessein
Strategic Project Manager

Pablo Fernández del Castillo

Creative Director & Illustrator

Pablo is from Mexico but he has been living in Barcelona for more than 15 years.
With a background in advertising, he has worked in the best advertising agencies (BBDO, DDB, JWT, HAVAS, etc.) as a copywriter and Creative Director.
After many years working for others, Pablo started freelancing combining his creative work at his creative studio (younameit) and his art.
Pablo is a multidisciplinary creative with different skills who loves to work with talented people and without egos.

MOB

MOB is an innovation hub which gathers a community of +300 members in three spaces located in the centre of Barcelona. With the mission of democratising innovation, MOB provides services to its community, helping entrepreneurs and freelancers to grow professionally, and with the community, building teams of experts on demand to realise innovation, tech and creative projects for companies & institutions.

pablo fernández del castillo
Creative Director & Illustrator

Catarina Garcia

Digital Designer | MudoPodcast

She was raised with pencils and paper, and in between São Paulo and Serra da Estrela. She graduated in New Technologies of Communication, University of Aveiro. She completed a post-graduation in design thinking at ESAD and makes a living in app interface design (or rather User Interface as it’s common to name it). She is a independent worker and a teacher at both ISAG and FEUP. In her free time she often offers her voice to Mudo podcast.

catarina garcia
Digital Designer | MudoPodcast

Vassilis Charalampidis

General Manager | BIOS Organisation & President | European Creative Hubs Network

Vassilis Haralambidis is a founding member and the artistic director of BIOS, a cultural organisation for the arts, urban life and creative industries. BIOS initiated Romantso, the first Creative Industries Incubator in Greece.
He is also a founding member of the first European Creative Hubs Network, along with partners from all over Europe, a network that has been created to connect the creative professionals and empower the creative industries field.
Since founding BIOS in 2001, he has been curating numerous events and performances concerning urban culture, cross media and various expressions of contemporary artistic creativity.
As a designer, he has received numerous Greek and European awards and distinctions. He has devoted himself to pioneering a creative based approach to social entrepreneurship, best practices and policy, with his main focus currently being social inclusion and regeneration in the creative industry sector.

vassilis charalampidis
President | European Creative Hubs Network & General Manager | BIOS 

David Parrish

Managing Director | T-shirts and Suits Ltd.

David Parrish inspires and empowers creative entrepreneurs world-wide as an international creative industries speaker, consultant, trainer and author.

T-Shirts and Suits Ltd

T-Shirts and Suits Ltd is the company David Parrish uses for all his international work in the creative industries as a speaker, trainer, consultant and writer.

David parrish
Managing Director | T-shirts and Suits Ltd.

Edite Amorim

Founder & Coordinator | THINKING-BIG

Born in the dawn of the decade of the 80’s, she finished her course in Psychology and moved to Barcelona where a Master in Group analysis awaited and where she now goes every year for her Masterclass.
She started her first entrepreneur project in 2004 and the second in 2011 in the USA, being that is thanks to them that she has travelled everywhere to offer workshops and conferences for enterprises’ groups to reflect and act on. Applied Positive Psychology and Creativity is the motto and post-its the form. The project is called THINKING-BIG, (even if Edite’s height is not more than 1,55m).
In the meantime, she has been a waitress at a bio restaurant and washed cups at a beautiful tea room in France; she was a dishwasher at a friends’ restaurant in Malmö, Sweden. She has given training to a multinational in Moscow; in Ireland where she lived a few months and in Spain too. She created workshops for Michelin, GRDF and Limagrain in France where she arrived with her son in her arms and felt very welcomed.
She knows all the coffices of the cities where she has passed through, either to live, work or traveling.

THINKING-BIG

THINKING-BIG is the name given to Edite Amorim’s way of working. With it, she develops workshop projects and interactive conferences in a co-building way with each client, being it a multinational, SME’s or education institutions. The themes vary between Creativity and Applied Psychology, always inhabited by stories and activities.

Edite Amorim
Founder & Coordinator | THINKING-BIG

Ismael Cardoso

Senior Project Manager | Farfetch

Having graduated in archeology he decided to go back to school and change his career. If his past was his day-to-day, now it’s his future. After having been at Sonae and Claus Porto, he is now Senior Project Manager at the first portuguese unicorn - Farfetch. Between Porto, London and Shanghai he helps innovating and improving processes of one of many e-commerce businesses made in Portugal.

EDIT.

EDIT. is a school dedicated to the fields of Digital and Interactive Design, Creativity, Technological and Mobile Development and Digital Marketing.
EDIT was founded by professionals from the interactive and digital industry, applying a training model both innovative and dynamic thought to accompany the rapid evolution of the sector.
Located in Lisbon, Porto and Madrid it promotes cooperation between students and interactive and digital, national and international agencies. These partners participated in the suitability of programmatic contents of the EDIT. courses to the real needs of the market, being this the best way to offer students a modern and a competitive education.

ismael cardoso
Senior Project Manager | Farfetch & Tutor | EDIT

Katja Tschimmel

Consultant | Mindshake

Katja Tschimmel is a consultant and trainer, researcher and teacher, coah and speaker. She works in two universes, the corporate (Mindshake - Consultancy in Creative Thinking and Design) and the academic (Porto Business School and Laurea University/Helsinki). She graduated and has her PhD in Design and a masters in Applied Creativity). She researches, teaches and publishes in the fields of Creativity, Design Thinking and Innovation for over 20 years. She presents her work in national and international conferences, having been a keynote speaker in various events. Katja was born in Germany but lives in Porto since 1990, city that she adopted and where she feels at home.

Mindshake

Mindshake - Consultancy / Training In Creativity and Design Thinking
Our team of designers and other professionals from Creative Industries is dedicated to the development of creativity in companies. Using methods originating from our scientific research, we elaborate proposals for the training of creative thinking in teams, helping them to produce more incremental and radical innovation, through the application of Design Thinking.
For us, each training context is unique. Therefore the Mindshake team develops specific workshops, each one adapted to a particular situation and need, whether institutional or business.

Katja Tschimmel
Consultant | Mindshake

Tuğçe Akbulut

Founder & Designer | Cross Change

Tugçe Akbulut (TR, 1987) is the founder of Cross Change. She has a background as a space designer and as an art director. The last 2 years she has been working together with the NGO Imece on social innovation. During these two years, she has run social entrepreneurship incubation programs as a coordinator. She started to use her skill as a designer to design processes, programs, collaborations and projects to support innovators, change-makers and impact entrepreneurs with the aim to create change. During this journey, she established her enterprise “Cross Change”, a cross-disciplinary experimental design lab and started to curate creative professionals and other sectors for social, cultural, environmental impact-oriented projects.

Cross Change

Cross Change is an experimental design lab that’s triggered by creativity and is on a mission to ignite change. It's an Istanbul-based but decentralized impact enterprise who believes collaborative change creation. It's not a fixed form, but a different composition of moving molecules around questions. Cross Change is a lab that designs collaborations between creative professionals and other sectors to explore game-changing opportunities and to develop innovative solutions for impact-driven projects., curate changemakers to create environmental, cultural, social impact. The collaboration lab builds spaces to trigger creativity, designs and facilitates radical collaborations for experiments, and creates stories to inspire the change. Founded as a collaboration design lab by creative rebels who believe that radical collaborations will change the world.

Tuğçe Akbulut
Founder & Designer | Cross Change

Rui Coutinho

Executive Director | Center for Business Innovation at Porto Business School

Firestarter. Agent Provocateur. Restless.
Strategist, innovation and science manager, teacher, researcher, mentor and entrepreneur.
Passionate about exponential change, digital transformation and the future of organizations and work.
Currently Executive Director of the Center for Business Innovation at Porto Business School – University of Porto and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Magellan MBA.
Formerly Founder and Coordinator of Porto Design Factory and Professor at the Polytechnic of Porto.

Rui Coutinho
Executive Director | Center for Business Innovation at Porto Business School

Hugo Pereira

Specialist in Digital Marketing | SportZone

Graduated in Marketing by Instituto Português de Administração e Marketing and holding a Masters in Engineering and Service by Faculdade de Engenharia do Porto (FEUP), Hugo soon showed enthusiasm for Digital Marketing’s potential. After Impacting Group, where he was Country Manager of the Spanish market, he now belongs to the Marketing & e-Commerce department at Sport Zone, company which recently was bought by the gigantic multinacional JD Sports.
Daily he is responsible for the website’s commercial supervision, coordinating all the Direct MArketing and Fidelization Program initiatives as well.

EDIT.

EDIT. is a school dedicated to the fields of Digital and Interactive Design, Creativity, Technological and Mobile Development and Digital Marketing.
EDIT was founded by professionals from the interactive and digital industry, applying a training model both innovative and dynamic thought to accompany the rapid evolution of the sector.
Located in Lisbon, Porto and Madrid it promotes cooperation between students and interactive and digital, national and international agencies. These partners participated in the suitability of programmatic contents of the EDIT. courses to the real needs of the market, being this the best way to offer students a modern and a competitive education.

hugo pereira
Specialist in Digital Marketing | SportZone & Tutor | EDIT

Tânia Santos

Founder | CRU Cowork

Tânia Santos é formada em Psicologia e está a frequentar o Mestrado em Economia e Gestão da Inovação na FEP, Universidade do Porto.
Em 2012 fundou o CRU Cowork, um Creative Hub que combina um espaço de coworking para criativos, uma galeria de arte e uma loja de designers, localizada no Porto, Portugal. Desde então que o seu trabalho é focado essencialmente no sector das Indústrias Culturais e Criativas. Em 2019 fundou a associação Thinking Spoon cuja missão é apoiar o empreendedorismo criativo.
Tânia é vice-presidente da European Creative Hubs Network, uma organização sem fins lucrativos que visa conectar e apoiar hubs criativos em toda a Europa. Ela também é membro do conselho consultivo da European Development Network.
É fundadora do Indie Workers e está neste momento a organizar a primeira conferência em Portugal dedicada a freelancers criativos e solopreneurs.

CRU Cowork

Cru is a creative hub that combines a coworking space for creative activities, a design store, an area for art exhibitions and workshop spaces.
Our mission is to offer the best conditions and keep an active community — prosperous and international — reinforcing simultaneously the individual potential of each freelancer and solopreneur from the different cultural and creative industries. For that we offer space and services at an affordable price, in an environment dedicated to the artistic creation, productivity and collaborations, contributing to the well-being and friendship between all people who belong to our community.

Tânia Santos
Founder | CRU Cowork

África Rodríguez García

Co-founder | Espacio Arroelo

I define myself as an activist of the so-called “collaborative culture”. I do what I am passionate about: helping to create networks and communities that emerge from collective intelligence and shared knowledge .
In 2013 I decided to change my life. I came back to my hometown, Pontevedra, and I and my colleague María Pierres founded Espacio Arroelo . Espacio Arroelo is a coworking space with more than 70 co-workers and, from here, we promote social innovation projects.
Since 2017, I have been part of As Sequoias, a team of 3 entrepreneur women. We design experiences to build communities. We have created a forest where there are no headquarters or a general manager. Together we coordinate A Redeira for the City Council of Pontevedra. It is a space of freedom and collective inspiration (inspired by La Colaboradora) where citizens work in their businesses or social projects with the requirement of exchanging hours for ideas, services and knowledge through a collaborative bank.
Since 2018, I am a member of Ticket2Europe, an NGO that develops European projects to help youngsters in finding their own path.
Step by step, we are building new bonds with communities with which we share values, philosophy and projects such as Creative Habitat, Shokkin International, European Creative Hubs Network, B Corp or Coworking Ambassadors.

áfrica rodríguez garcía
Co-founder | Espacio Arroelo

Giulia Sagramola

Illustrator & Designer

Giulia Sagramola was born in Fabriano, Italy (1985). She studied visual communication at ISIA Urbino and illustration at Escola Massana. Since then she has been developing personal projects like self-publishing and handmade objects. Afterward, she lived 5 years in Bologna where she worked 6 months for BilBOlBul Comic Festival, then moved to freelancing full-time.
Since 2010 she has self-published books under the name of Teiera, with Sarah Mazzetti and Cristina Spanò, the label counts more than 20 issues between books and zines involving artists from all over the world. For Teiera she worked as art-director, graphic designer and curator as well as a contributor with her own artwork.
She spent 2015 in an art residency at the Maison des Auters in Angoulême (France) where she made her graphic novel Incendi Estivi (Bao Publishing).
During the years her work has been honored by Bologna Children Bookfair, American Illustration, 3x3 Picture Book Show and the Society of Illustrators. Her last picturebook Sonno Gigante Sonno Piccino (Topipittori), written by Giusi Quarenghi, won a merit award at 3x3 Annual Picture Book.
She likes traveling, reading novels and comics, watching tv-series, eating gelato and stalking dogs. She now lives in Barcelona where she shares a studio with fellow illustrat

Giulia Sagramola
Illustrator & Designer

Gonçalo Hall

Founder | Remote Work Movement & Remote It Portugal

Gonçalo Hall is a remote worker that embraced digital nomadism in 2018 and has since then travelled through the world while working. In 2019 he released a podcast and consulting project named Remote Work Movement, Remote It Portugal and Remote Shift, a conference about the future of work.

Remote It Portugal

Remote It Portugal is a project in portugusese whose aim is to inform and help individuals and companies to transition to remote work through education and consulting. The future of work is remote and we exist to help Portugal work remotely.

Gonçalo hall
Founder | Remote Work Movement & Remote It Portugal

Miguel Barbot

Consultant & Coordinator| O Ofício

Miguel dedicated a decade of his professional life to international consultancy where he specialised in the fields of Marketing and Market, Innovation and Strategic Management, ICTs and Entrepreneurship.
In 2012 he co-founded O Ofício, having specialised in consumer-oriented projects together with product development activities, manufacture and production or retail.
Miguel is also the co-founder, manager and creative director of Velo Culture and Quito.

O Ofício

O Ofício is an initiative coordinated by project managers who are experienced in their fields of expertise and have a profound knowledge of the reality of artisans, makers and small companies in productive fields of small scale, supporting them in their management processes and in the strategic and market planning. All the projects are managed considering the worries of the team with the development of sustainable business models and responsible business practices.

miguel barbot
Consultant & Coordinator | O Ofício

João Afonso

Founder | Gig Club

João Afonso is the founder of Gig Club, the world’s first annual subscription service for live music and board member of Why Portugal, the portuguese music export platform. Previously he worked as director of Startup Portugal and founded another music startup called Musikki with which he won several awards including the National Award for the Creative Industries and Building Global Innovators, a business idea competition co-organized by the MIT.
He’s passionate about music and determined to make Porto one of the most relevant music cities in Europe.

Gig Club

Gig Club is the world’s first annual subscription service for live music. By joining this club, members are allowing Gig Club to put on shows for emerging and independent artists, in a fair and sustainable way, while benefiting from many discounts and offers at the same time. With an average of one show per month, and secret intimate concerts to showcase emerging talent, GC aims to contribute to the cultural diversity of each city. Gig Club is made by people who love music, for people who love music.

João Afonso
Founder | Gig Club

Mariana Emauz

Creative Director | Colisão Studios

I'm Portuguese but based in Japan. Studied Photography and Visual Culture, Marketing and Fashion Design and at the moment I have my dream job. Colisão Studios it's a multidisciplinary fashion house on a collision course with something new.

Mariana Emauz
Creative Director | Colisão Studios

Olivier Taco

Founder & Product Designer | iGUANEYE

Olivier Taco is a professional product designer. He began to work in several famous offices in Paris like STARCK, Elium, Normal studio...
As a freelance designer, he creates many products like the Samshield horse riding helmet for example.
Ever since he was a teenager, he wanted to design sneakers. He is the founder and designer of iGUANEYE.

iGUANEYE

The iGUANEYE are ultra-minimal foot protection inspired by Amazonians. They act like a second skin and follows all your movements.

olivier taco
Founder & Product Designer | iGUANEYE

Beatriz Renault

Strategic Research Partner | Polar Insight

Beatriz is a product designer and user researcher specialised in market intelligence and consumer behaviour. Her experience in qualitative and quantitative research allied to design thinking and the facilitation of design sprints, makes it possible that the organisations she worked with offer solutions centered in the user, in a win-win relationship. While collaborating with Polar Insight, Beatriz designs and executes research projects for the public sector. She is challenged to produce insights quickly in response to an already mature freelance market.

Polar Insight

Polar Insight believes in a world where representation and diversity are profoundly rooted in the conception and provision of public services. For that reason, it is through user research and inclusive design that we connect citizens and governments, and help both public and private organisations understanding the complex problems of the citizens and communities with which they relate.
For that, we combine specialised researchers and creative designers to build teams to the image of each project.

beatriz renault
Strategic Research Partner | Polar Insight

Alexandra Fonseca

Lawyer | ConsulArte - Assessoria Legal

Being a lawyer and responsible for ConsulArte®, she is a service provider who is specialised in legal counseling for the creative sector. In her portfolio transversal collaborations in the fields of cinema and audiovisual, literature and edition, visual and performing arts, music, software, design and brands, are highlighted. The latter could include both individual and collective projects, businesses or not, public or private, such as creators and artists, creative enterprises, museums, art schools, universities and lawyer’s associations.
Alexandra has specialised professional training in the field of cultural management, having been involved in the management of various projects from this sector. She is vice-president of Clube Português de Cinematografia — Cineclube do Porto. She was part of the academic staff of the Master in Creative Industries Management at Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica do Porto and she was, among others, trainer at SetePés - Art, Science and Training. She has promoted seminars, workshops and courses within her respective fields of competence, namely in an academic, collaborating with the cinema and theatre magazine “DRAMA” from APAD —Associação Portuguesa de Argumentistas e Dramaturgos — in the formulation of opinion articles about legal themes.
She holds a BA in Law by Universidade Católica do Porto and a MA in Intelectual Law by Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa. She holds Post-Graduation in European Studies (UCP Porto) and Specialisation in Tax Affairs (OVERGEST/ISCTE Lisboa). She worked for the Portuguese Government in Macau. She integrated the departments of audit and fiscal consultancy from PricewaterhouseCoopers, SROC.

alexandra fonseca
Lawyer | ConsulArte® – Assessoria Legal

Carolina Curado

Jeweller | Carolina Curado Jewellery

It was after her BA in Biology that Carolina Curado decided to invest in the field of Jewellery. Her passion and commitment resulted in vocation and success. In 2012 she created her own brand. Carolina Curado, born in Braga, values the design and personality of each piece.

Carolina Curado Jewellery

The best creations are born from the unusual and the proof is here: a biologist transformed in jeweler and an advertiser with desire to build her own project —these were the necessary ingredients for the birth of Carolina Curado.
They are polar opposites but it’s their differences that complement one another, underlying distinctly the jewels that they build. With a strong natural complement, her approach to jewelry has the influence of the organic shapes present in the fauna and flora that surround her.
The floral and animal elements so characteristic of her pieces take shape through one of her favourite metals — brass — and raw materials such as pearls, minerals, zircons and corals. From the creative concept to the last touches the love and dedication are a constant that prevails on every piece, giving them a richness and exclusivity.

carolina curado
Jeweller | Carolina Curado Jewellery

Diogo Morais Oliveira

Legal Co-coordinator | Creative Commons Portugal

Diogo Morais Oliveira holds a BA in Law from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, having been accepted in 2009 in a European MA in Democracy and Human Rights where he studied cultural rights. He is a lawyer, legal consultant of DÍNAMO10 in subject matters like intellectual property and he is the juridic co-coordinator of Creative Commons Portugal. He created the project CC Local Point, a physical point of contact aimed at the community that has the goal of granting a solid and practical access to the use of creative commons’ licenses.

Diogo Morais Oliveira
Legal Co-coordinator | Creative Commons Portugal

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