I'm Danilo and I'm a designer at Questto|Nó, a design and innovation consultancy based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

I'm passionate about design and its positive impacts we can have on society. I'm interested in product design, but I'm always working on to be a multidisciplinary designer, working in all instances of a project - from planning, research and strategy to ideation and development, whether a product, service, graphic or experience. I'm always looking for work in a collaborative way, stimulate different people come together to search for a solution and trying to get the best of each one. I'm always looking for new knowledges and new ways of looking at a problem.





jan 2016 / now | Questto|Nó | Designer

Working in Product Design department, responsible to came up with innovative solutions in product, service and strategic areas.


feb 2015 / dec 2015 | Volkswagen | Design Intern

Working in Design Department at Volkswagen in Brazil.


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



References in the Media





  • danilo.msaito@gmail.com
  • facebook.com/danilo.makiosaito