Noronhadesign is an Industrial and Communication Design office based in Aveiro since 2017. It is characterized by an agile and multidisciplinary team that has been able to respond with a high sense of responsibility and creativity to the challenges launched by their customers.


So far, we have had the opportunity to work in areas such as solar energy and air conditioning, water saving equipment, furniture, tourist guides, smooth mobility, traction systems, canopies, retractable and telescopic benches, solicitor, pharmacy, kitchen furniture, video surveillance, tourism, decoration, banking, catering, lighting and many others. All of these projects, developed in the last few years, were unforgettable experiences that contribute a lot to enrich the debate and the vision about new challenges.


In the ambition of the projects we develop lies the premise of innovating in order to reach the stage of excellence in design management, which will enhance not only the leadership of the offer but also the design of new markets with our customers. It is precisely in this dimension of radical innovation (semantic and syntactic) that we seek to contribute to the competitiveness of Industry, in a vision pollinated by engineering and marketing, developing new user-centered design approaches.


We believe in Design as a strategic and operational tool at the service of Industry, foreseeing in this dimension to constitute the positive contribution of our collaboration.
As António Barreto stated in Tempo de Mudança (1996) “To foresee is always, a little, to wish”.



Product Designer
With a degree in Design from the University of Aveiro in 2014, he completed a master’s degree in Engineering and Product Design two years later. Winner of the contest “Design to the future” promoted by CaetanoBus. Since 2017 he has been part of the noronhadesign team, where he works as an industrial designer, prototyping, support for industrialization and product development.


Graduated in Equipment Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, she started in the world of product design, more precisely in the design of furniture. Shortly afterwards, the desire to deepen his knowledge arose and took a master’s degree in the fascinating city of Barcelona.
Due to different circumstances of his career, he dedicated himself to different areas, including digital marketing in communication agencies, where he obtained more knowledge about the digital world, more specifically on social networks.


Design manager
Graduated in Design by the University of Aveiro, PhD in Design Management, Researcher at ID+ (Institute for Research in Design, Media and Culture) and professor in the Design course at the University of Aveiro. Founder and CEO of the noronhadesign atelier. Collaborates with Industry in advice and consultancy regime where it seeks to integrate vertical design management in organizations. Certified Trainer of Pedagogical Skills (CCP) by the Institute of Employment and Professional Training.


Communication and web designer
With a degree in Communication Design, a Master in Multimedia Communication, he is currently attending the doctoral program in Design at the University of Aveiro. Ivo Fonseca worked in offices in Aveiro in the development of design projects related to the areas of identity, printing and multimedia. Currently, he combines teaching in the Design course at the University of Aveiro with training and research in the area of experience design, health and info-inclusion.


Communication Designer
She graduated in Design at the University of Aveiro in 2019, having previously attended Communication Design courses at ESAD Matosinhos and Architecture at the University of Porto.
In 2018, he joined the image group of GrETUA, being responsible for the graphic direction of some projects. Before that, he collaborated with the European Youth Parliament Portugal image and communication group. During his academic career, he realized that he wanted to focus on graphic communication, which is the area he currently develops in the team.


Nomination for the international German Design Award 2019 in the Excellent Product Design category, with the project Hoterway (ID) GDA2019-11540.


1st Design Award by CLAP - International Awards for Industrial Design and Graphic Design. Category - Industrial Design: Best design concept, prototypes with high innovative value.


Winner of the 2nd Edition of CALL FOR ACTION, under the METAL EMPREENDE project, promoted by AIDA - Aveiro Industrial Association and co-financed by FEDER through COMPETE 2020, with the business idea “Vernacular Furniture”.



Widea – Creative Agency is a communication agency based in Bragança that operates in the area of communication design with public and business organizations in the region of Trás-os-Montes. Since 2019, noronhadesign has been part of a consortium dedicated to developing for that region an articulated set of actions aimed at promoting the territory from the perspective of National Tourism.