Fernanda Torre

About me

Fernanda Torre embodies the interdisciplinary intersection between design, business and innovation while exploring synergies between both practice and research. With a background in Graphic Design (Red Dot Design award 2014 with Gabor Palotai) and Experience Design (Beam me up, Scotty! Award in Helsinki design fair), Fernanda has made her way into innovation management (Stora Enso Innovation Award for Intelligent Packaging 2016).

Nowadays Fernanda works as a freelance consultant and is a Visiting Teacher in the Stockholm School of Economics, where she lectures in the MBA program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is also an affiliated researcher in the House of Innovation (Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology).

Fernanda has experience in the most diverse sectors such as renewable materials & manufacturing industry (Group Innovation and R&D in Stora Enso) in sustainability leadership (LEAD program in the Stockholm Resilience Centre), gendered medical innovations (Karolinska Centre for Gender Medicine, Department of Medicine) and entrepreneurship in creative industries (Balticlab, Swedish Institute and CBSS).

As well as teaching in Stockholm School of Economics, Fernanda is also an industry leader in the discipline of Design in Hyper Island (Content Developer program), and a recognized public speaker and thought leader (TEDx Matosinhos, Design Talks Business in Gdynia Design Days). Fernanda is also a board member of Innovationsledarna (Association for Innovation Management Professionals in Sweden), member of the Swedish technical committee developing the ISO Standard for Innovation Management and founder of Frames – Portuguese Film Festival in Sweden.

Fernanda Torre has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)  in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Stockholm School of Economics, awarded with the President’s List (for outstanding academic achievement) and the SSE Award for Class Contribution (voted by fellow MBAs). Fernanda has also a Master’s in Fine Arts in Experience Design from Konstfack (Vasakronan scholarship nomination and Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs Foundation scholarship) and Bachelor in Arts in Communication Design - Graphic Art Porto University. Fernanda also has a particular interest for Design Fiction and Future Thinking and has a Trendspotting and Future Thinking course from the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and the National Institute of Design (NID) in India.

More about me in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernandastorre/


2018 MBA Stockholm School of Economics - President's list (for outstanding academic achievement) 

2017 Nomination for the Stora Enso People and Purpose Award

2016 Winner Stora Enso Innovation Packaging Challenge in Intelligent Packaging, together with a team from Innovation Center for Biomaterials.

2014 Red Dot Design Award - Communication Design with project Oddjob – Live in Bremen developed during work in Gabor Palotai Design.

2013 Beam me up, Scotty! winner in design and future forecasting competition in Habitare - Interior, Design and Furniture fair in Helsinki, Finland. Mentoring of Hrafnkell Birgisson

2012 Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs Foundation scholarship for studies in Experience Design in Konstfack, Sweden.

2005 Queima das Fitas 2005 Poster winner graphic design competition for Federação Académica do Porto, Portugal.

2000 II Concurso de Artes Plásticas winner 1st prize in Escola Secundária Alcaides Faria, Portugal.

Talks and Presentations

2018 Design Talks Business - Gdynia Design Days

2018 Innovation Academy (Vilnius, Lithuania) on the topic "Innovation Management" 

2016 HOBO Hotel Pre-launch Party (Stockholm, Sweden) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2016 TEDx Stockholm workshop (Stockholm, Sweden) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2015 BalticLab Networking Weekend (Stockholm, Sweden) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2015 TEDx Matosinhos (Matosinhos, Portugal) on the topic: “What if?”.

2015 International Conference “Designing Experience: The ballerina on the Elephant” (Hong Kong, China) on the topic of Expectation Design.

2015 Expedition Botkyrka (Stockholm, Sweden) Mentorship on leadership and entrepreneurship program for young talents in disadvantaged areas.

2014 – 2016 Berghs School of Communication (Stockholm, Sweden) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2013 International Conference “Socially Integrated Design: New Ideas for Familiar Spaces” (St. Petersburg, Russia) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2013 Idea Market (Tallin, Estonia) Talk and Mentorship on the topic “Experience Design” for startup teams.

2013 We Have Company, (Stockholm, Sweden) on the topic “Experience Design”.

2013 Interdisciplinarity Course (Stockholm, Sweden) – Teaching weekend course in Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, together with Prof. Ronald Jones.


Estimated Values, Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1 to 17 of June 2012.

TENS, Mutual Arts Center, Barcelona, Spain, 26 of May to 16 of June 2012.

Konstfack Degree Exhibition , Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 to 27 of May 2012.

Camisa, Area dos3dos Galery, Barcelona, Spain, 2010.

Low Gender Resolution, Cozinha Gallery at the Fine Arts Faculty of Porto University, Porto, Portugal, 2007.

Proyecto de Intercambio Oporto-Valencia, Sant Carles Fine Arts School Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 2005. 

II Concurso de Artes Plásticas da Escola Alcaides de Faria, Alcaides Faria Secondary School, Barcelos, Portugal, 2000.


Back to top