Best Design from Portugal

Tiago Russo 8
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World-leading highest expert specialized in Packaging Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2022. Best of the best in Portugal.
  • Tiago Russo is the Chief Design Officer at The Craft Irish Whiskey Co., a premium & luxury Irish spirits brand that aims to elevate and return to Ireland its former glory and reputation as home of the best whiskies in the world. Building an empire with a global mind-set and Irish heart. Over the last decade Russo has designed for some of the most respectable brands in the world. His impressive portfolio spans the luxury lifestyle domain from spirits to cosmetics, automotive to timepieces including: The Macallan, Dewar’s, The Dalmore, Craigellachie, Bacardi, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe, Coty Inc. and McLaren, to name a few. Russo has been obsessed with detailed design for much of his career and holds a Master’s degree in Product Design with Automotive Design specialisation. With over a decade of experience implausibly dedicated to design, Russo is the ultimate perfectionist, always focused on making ideas a reality with a spirit of purpose, accuracy and finesse. Mastering the full design process from concept through to production, Russo is continuously immersing himself in culture and innovation to create pioneering, meaningful designs. Revelation Designer of the Year in 2014 and collecting several awards and accolades over the last decade, Russo has been labelled one of the greatest luxury spirits and packaging designers of today. His design work for The Craft Irish Whiskey Co.; ‘The Devil’s Keep’ is an ultra-rare whiskey and has, since its launch in December 2020, attained the world record title for the most expensive inaugural whiskey bottle ever sold, and the overall winner of the Luxury Packaging Awards and the A’ Design Awards, marking another set of achievements on Russo’s creations within luxury product design, joined by the more recent record-breaking and award-winning creations The Brollach, The Emerald Isle, in collaboration with Fabergé, The Taoscán or The Aodh.
Ruis Vargas 6
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World-leading expert specialized in Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2021. Among the very top in Portugal.
  • Since 2001, Ruis Vargas has been heading the Laika pack. He uses his tentacles to work the WORDS into shape – reaching screenplays, literature, critical essays and a variety of texts in the vast universe of semiotics, history, art and culture – and to conceive them graphically. DRAWING is his material thinking: the visual body of ideas, elaborated with the techniques of illustration, typography, design and photography. Further to Laika’s productions, Ruis Vargas is the creator of graphic novels and comic strips that have been published for many years in newspapers and magazines and have been recently collected in a series of books. Such is the extension of his tentacles, which explore an immense ocean of creative and conceptual possibilities, giving life and form to ideas: new lines, logic, aesthetic sense and applicability.
Mónica Pinto de Almeida 6
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World-leading expert specialized in Lighting Products and Fixtures Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2022. Among the very top in Portugal.
  • Mónica Pinto who was born in the north of Spain and spent most of her childhood between Spain and the north of Portugal now has her own studio in Sintra, Portugal. Mónica is driven by her passion where her memories are an integral part of her imagery and are nouns such as memory, history, poetry and shapes that build her own personal and daily universe. All the lighting pieces and objects created by Mónica follow a narrative of emotions and stories creating a uniqueness and timeless design where her artistic education mixed with her sensorial universe is translated into designs of conceptual and architectural language, poetic and innovative at the same time.
Miguel Arruda 6
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World-leading expert specialized in Furniture Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2020. Among the very top in Portugal.
  • Miguel Arruda, develops his work in the areas of Sculpture, Design and Architecture. In 1968 he completed his studies in sculpture at the University of Fine Arts of Lisbon and in 1989 received a degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Technical University of Lisbon. Starts working as a university professor in 1969, having obtained the title of Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon in 2003. Here he is coordinator of the Course of Equipment Design (1998-2006) and president of its Board of Directors (2004-2008). He has lectured on the theme of Design and Architecture in Portugal and abroad, namely in Italy at Federico II University in Naples and at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. His design work has been presented at major international fairs, including Milan, Paris, Madrid, Birmingham, Kortrijk, Stockholm, Tokyo, Shanghai and New York.
Omdesign 8
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World-leading highest expert specialized in Packaging Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2018. Best of the best in Portugal.
  • Established in 1998, Omdesign is a design and advertising agency 100% Portuguese. Multi-award winning by the quality and excellence of the solutions that have been created throughout more than 20 years of achievements, Omdesign works on a daily basis for clients and partners that honour them with their patronage and loyalty. The strong relationships we have built over the years are result of the dedication and the unique way we embrace each project. We work with leading companies worldwide in different industries such as beverages, wines, food, mass consumption, tourism, health, transport, among others. The transversality and consistency of the solutions we develop every day, from design to production, from branding to packaging, from press to digital, from point of sale to final consumer, is one of the added values that distinguish us. Always with focus on excellence, we believe that the course set for more than two decades is the right path, essential to the success of the brands we proudly work and want to continue working, in the next 200 years.
Guilherme Jardim 8
stars
World-leading highest expert specialized in Packaging Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2013. Best of the best in Portugal.

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