Luis Machado Vaz, Designer in Porto, Portugal
Luis Machado Vaz

Designer in Porto, Portugal

Member since August 28, 2017
Luis fulfills many roles in his life: father, surfer, founder and designer of Canvaz Design Studio, and also as a judge for the CSS Design Awards. He loves to dedicate his time, creativity, and expertise to projects that represent real value and experiences for users—apps that provide and solve real needs. He has a special connection with anything sports-related, but he can't say no to a real challenge.
Luis is now available for hire


Digital Design


  • Founder | Product Desinger

    2008 - PRESENT
    Canvaz Design Studio
    • Designed mobile apps for both Android and iOS—focusing on the user experience and interfaces and the traction.
    • Released internal apps and products—worked through all stages of these lifecycles that allowed an overall understanding of go to market strategies and growth hacking and user traction/retention.
    • Created designs for connected devices that allow an in-depth understanding of the data visualization and valuable information (mostly on sports).
    • Researched on the future of design with case studies on UX/UI experiences—focusing on invisible design, car UI, sports tech, fintech, and educational products.
    Technologies: InVision, Sketch, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
  • Lead Designer

    2012 - 2017
    STACK Media, Inc.
    • Designed mobile and web apps for professional athletes and coaches.
    • Created designs for the mobile, web, and watch apps for Asics Circuit training.
    • Made the Apple TV app design for
    • Designed interactive product placements for brands like Asics, Nike, Gatorade, and New Balance.
    Technologies: Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


  • Post Graduate Degree in Multimedia
    2003 - 2003
    Alquimia da Cor - Porto, Portugal
  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising
    1999 - 2003
    Universidade Fernando Pessoa - Porto, Portugal


  • Human-computer Interaction
    MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
    Interaction Design Foundation
  • Multimedia Production
    MARCH 2003 - PRESENT
    Alquimia da Cor



Porto, Portugal

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