Maria portugal


Maria is a designer by training. She applies a design process and her skills and experience to service design and system reform efforts as well as the communication of the Lab’s work to a diverse range of audiences.

Maria is passionate about a bringing a designer’s approach to collaboration, interdisciplinary working, public engagement and producing elegant proposals for complex matters. She is a PhD candidate and the co-founder of the student-led platform: PhD By Design.

Maria joined the Lab in July 2017 as Communications and Design Specialist. She previously worked as lead designer for a cancer research project (bridging medical knowledge and patient experience) and as a designer/researcher and lab manager at the School of Arts and Design in Porto (ESAD, Portugal) where she also completed her BA and Masters in Design.