Pedro Nakazato Andrade

Country: Brazil
Area of Expertise: Product Design

Pedro earned a bachelor’s degree in Product Design from Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo in 2003. During his studies, he did an internship at Chelles & Hayashi Design, participating in prototype making, field research and the conceptualisation of electrodomestics and electronics.

After university, Pedro joined Projekta Stands and Communication as a design manager, developing stand projects for international fairs in São Paulo, Barcelona and Buenos Aires.

In 2006, he was invited to join Indio da Costa Design, internationally awarded and one of the most innovative product design firms from Brazil. There, Pedro worked with professionals from different backgrounds designing from digital appliances and gym equipment to home furniture.

At the end of 2008, he moved to the field of marketing and publicity at Tátil Design. Working with point of purchase, Pedro designed material for clients such as Nokia America Latina and Philips.

Inspired to look further down his future career path, Pedro then moved to London to study English in line with his plans to work internationally.

With an objective to explore human behaviour and systems around users, in 2009 joined the Interaction Design Programme at CIID.

Pedro has a passion for 3D modelling, rendering and presentation. He holds three national design awards and an iF Design Award for home furniture in 2008.

Pedro enjoys old sci-fi movies, supports his football team, Flamengo and Sunday barbecues with family and friends.