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our studio

Located at Second Home Lisboa, we’re surrounded by 1,000 or so pots of plants that inspire us every single day.

 
 

welcome to our Second Home

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Second Home Lisboa is Lisbon’s coolest cultural & collaborative workspace. Originally from London, Second Home features 1,000 plats from 35 different species, giving our day plenty of inspiration. Located at Cais Sodré, Second Home Lisboa is walking distance to a plethora of healthy restaurants and hip bars, so your time spent in this region will certainly be well spent!

 

meet our team

 
 
 
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BRAND STRATEGIST

São Paulo-born, US-educated and European-groomed, Sylvia is a global brand strategist fascinated by brands rooted in culture, stories and purpose. Passionate about helping brands become relevant in people’s lives. Sylvia followed her own passion. While working for WPP’s The Partners in Singapore, she took the plunge and traded in her 8-year corporate life in marketing and strategy to start her own business, consulting for brands in Europe and Asia. Today she calls Lisbon home. Industry and country-agnostic, Sylvia enjoys every challenge thrown at her. Over the past year she has worked with 18 clients across hospitality, food & beverage, fashion, tech, and arts & culture sectors.


philippine bigorie

DESIGNER

Paris-born, Rio de Janeiro-raised, Philippine brings to strawberry vast experience in branding. With a Master Degree obtained from the illustrious fashion school ESMOD in Paris, Philippine spent the majority of her career working at creative agencies and as a freelance designer.

In 2005 she took the plunge to become an entrepreneur and co-founded a lingerie brand (mais oui!) with a friend, an enriching experience that gave her a holistic business understanding. Fluent in French, Philippine brings that ‘je ne sais quoi’ French esthetic to the team. With a strong strategic mindset, Philippine enjoys the challenge to create identities with meaning and purpose, questioning and pushing herself to achieve more with less.

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maria bastos

DESIGNER

Hailing from a family of winemakers (how lucky!) in the Alentejo region, Maria is a graphic designer with a big heart. Shortly after graduating from IADE Creative University, Maria decided to pack her bags and join the fight for refugees. Whereas her classmates moved on to corporate jobs, she traveled to Greece with a friend where she lived with 2 Syrian refugees. Inspired by their stories, she decided it was time to take a stance and do something about it. In 2016 she started reinforce, a non-profit organization that collected funds from Portugal to be directed to the Syrian war refugees in Greece. In order to finance her stay, she freelanced as a graphic designer for clients in fashion, lifestyle and F&B sectors.