I'm Danilo and I'm a Senior Designer at Questtonó, a global design and innovation consultancy.

I’m passionate about design and its positive impacts we can have on society. I'm a multidisciplinary designer focused on creating meaningful products and experiences both physical and digital, collaborating with teams from research and strategy to ideation and development. I’m always looking for new knowledge and new ways of looking at a problem, exploring new ideas from post its to sketches and prototypes.

Over the years I have been working on different projects across many industries, designing solutions like cars, bicycles, packaging, smart devices, strategies, interfaces and more. I had the opportunity to work on strategic projects for companies like Ford, Samsung, LG, AB InBev, Natura, and also help some startups to improve their solutions through design.





jan 2016 / now | Questtonó | Designer

Design and innovation consultancy located in Sao Paulo and New York.

Working in industrial design team. Responsible for designing products (sketches, 3D modeling and prototypes), services and experiences and contributing in research and strategy. Attending clients like Ford, ABInbev, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Natura, and others.


feb 2015 / dec 2015 | Volkswagen | Design Intern

Working in design team in Brazil, responsible for creating ideas, concepts (sketches, 3D modeling and clay modeling), research and strategy.


jul 2014 / dec 2014 | The Marketing Store Worldwide | Creative Product Planner

Working in Product Planning department, responsible for thinking in strategies and leading the creative team in researches, brainstorming and in all creative process until the presentation to the client.

Attending clients like McDonalds, Mondelez, Shell, Coca-Cola, Johnson&Johnson, TopCau, Fiat, Ambev, among others.


nov 2013 / may 2014 | Global Drive Project

Project in partnership with TUM (Technische Universität München) and USP (Universidade de São Paulo).

Working with a team of four brazilians (2 designers, 1 electric engineer and 1 computer engineer) and four germans (all mechanical engineers) to develop a project about the theme of "Sustainable Mobility".


set 2013 / may 2014 | Colabora

Social project with a group of multidisciplinary students working to create social impact. 


jan 2013 / nov 2013 | Scientific Initiation | AUS/Lumi Project

Project in partnership with FAU-USP, Poli-USP, NUTAU and GMSIE.

The objective was to design, build, test and analyze an electric small car for two passengers.


set 2011 / set 2013 | The Marketing Store Worldwide | Design Intern

Working in Creative department, responsible for brainstorming, sketch, concept, 3D modeling and prototype evaluation.

Attending clients like McDonalds, Mondelez, Shell, Coca-Cola, Johnson&Johnson, TopCau, Fiat, Ambev, among others.





  • European Product Design Awards | Education - Teaching Aids | Silver | Spindow Project
  • 1st place | Desafio Renault Experience 2014 Contest
  • 1st place | Talento Volkswagen 2014
  • 4th place | Innovation Award | Karmann-Ghia Design Contest
  • Idea Brasil 2014 | Silver | Students | Izi - Bike to Work Project
  • Idea Brasil 2013 | Silver | Students | Mabi Project
  • Idea Brasil 2013 | Bronze | Students | rPress Sander Project








  • danilo.msaito@gmail.com
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