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Service & Strategic Designer

Collaborator

Contexts of work

China

Denmark

Finland

Nepal

Norway

Portugal

Senegal

Projects

Coming soon...

Areas of Specialisation

Design research
Systems thinking
Strategy
Facilitation and co-creation
Coaching
Industrial design
Prototyping

Themes

Disaster management
Off-grid energy
Healthcare
Peacebuilding
Social innovation

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André Santos

I believe in the power of collaboration to engage, generate knowledge and empower people and organisations in shaping a more just and sustainable future.

André is a Portuguese designer wandering in Finland's snowfields and green nature. As a hybrid designer, he tackles complex challenges by addressing people as part of an ecosystem rather than at the centre of everything. He is particularly interested in holistic and multidisciplinary approaches focusing on analytic and systemic thinking. 

André's professional experience has taken him to live and work in multiple countries from Europe to Asia. His work has been in diverse, complex projects from healthcare to off-grid solutions, disaster management, and sustainable development. He can design engaging experiences that foster collaboration between different actors through a co-creative process. 

As a teacher and coach, he crafted creative ways to support interdisciplinary student teams, helping them to turn their ideas into radical innovations. These roles have helped him understand the value of communication and cooperation skills, which are fundamental when working with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.

André joined Sonder to collaborate with an exceptional group of brilliant individuals, working on a range of projects that make a positive difference and impact the world. He firmly believes that Sonder is where he can best utilise his potential and "live in a world better designed" (Ervin László).

Interested in working with us for a better future?