* Design pour une innovation créative

Nantes Shanghai Pune São Paulo Montréal Cotonou

Brazil Studio faculty and partners

Workshop Innovation with Accor Hotels

Teaching staff

The team of teaching staff working in the Brazil Studio is made up of professors from Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Brazilian, French-speaking and international professionals working in Brazil. Business leaders, freelancers, agency-based or consultant project managers, the profiles of the professionals who supervise projects and lessons are varied. This multi-disciplinary element is an integral part of the Brazil Studio’s International Design Strategy MDes program which has a strong professional emphasis. The students are encouraged to mix with and learn from experts in multiple domains (social, innovation, research, etc.) so that they can expand the scope of their methodological, technical and project management skills in design. They will have the chance to put these skills into practice through projects and workshops on themes rooted in topical local issues.

Prospective project with The City on the Move Institute

The Brazil Studio partners

These projects and workshops are developed with professional or institutional partners. São Paulo is home to a huge number of international firms and brands (all of France’s top listed CAC 40 companies can be found in Brazil) which creates opportunities to work on projects where design and innovation are at the heart of a firm’s strategic process.

Many institutions, organizations or associations are also open to the idea of collaborating in order to bring a unique perspective and a fresh look to their activities.

The ecosystem of French professionals who are very well integrated in the various markets is the perfect illustration of this economic fabric and its latent dynamism. In these conditions, the students have access to a wealth of opportunities for finding internships and also for being recruited at the end of their studies. The skills and international experience gained during their training in the Brazil Studio gives them a profile which is highly valued by local and international companies.


• Course Leader
Benjamin Gagneux (designer, co-fonder of Vibe’s project)

• Methodology seminar:
Julien Sappa (visual designer, founder and creation director of Regular Switch)

• Innovation seminar:
Celio Matta (designer, doctoral student and master’s degree in visual arts, bachelor’s degree in industrial design and construction design technician)

• Specific seminar (transculturality):
Stéphane Méheux (strategy designer)

• Research seminar:
Ivo Pons (designer, lecturer at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, founder of Scipopulis)

• Long project:
Nicola Tomazi, (artisanal designer, columnist for Casa Vogue Brazil)
Benjamin Gagneux (designer, co-founder of Vibe’s project)

• Prospective project:
Luiza Andrada (journalist, director of the Institut pour la ville en mouvement)
Anderson Penha (innovation and experience designer, partner at Symnetics)

• End of studies projects:
Marcelo Oliveira (industrial designer, lecturer at Mackenzie Presbyterian University)
Benjamin Gagneux (designer, co-fonder of Vibe’s project)

• Dissertation initiation workshop:
Juliana Bertolini (designer, professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University)

• Intellectual Property:
Tiphaine des Déserts (ormer lawyer of the Paris Bar, director of the Obliqua gallery)

• Management:
Marcelo Carvalhaes (Controller at Owens Illinois)