Birgitta Fontél


Birgitta Fontél
Kunstakademiets Designskole


I am a Danish industrial designer with a master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Royal
Danish Academy of Fine arts, school of Design.

I am not afraid to move to new opportunities and I have lived and worked in both China and Norway before. I have a great ability to adapt to places, people and projects but I never compromise on good design.

I have a sharp sense of logic and a passion for aid, first aid and medical design, a passion to create design that solves a real problem.
I am a positive, diplomatic person with good people qualities, and I work well independently and well in a group.
I am eager to learn more about design, and about the problems i am assigned to solve from working across other professions and diciplines.

In my design process I work closely with people and user groups to get the right design to the right people.
My main interest lies in solving a problem through function, form and material, making a good sustainable design solution and polishing the idea to perfection fitting it in to a world of human beings.

My philosophy in design is that working with industrial design we have a responsibility always to choose the most sustainable solution in both material and production, and to make sure that the design we produce is solving the problem it was created to solve sufficiently.


Educational Background

Masters studies at The Royal Danish Academi of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation,
School of Design, Copenhagen

Bachelor degree in Industrial design at The Royal Danish Academi of Fine Arts, School of Architecture,
Design and Conservation, School of Design, Copenhagen

Student at Copenhagen Technical School, Basic Course as Cabinet Maker


Industrial Design Intern
TCL Multimedia Shenzhen, China
November 2013 – Marts 2014


Current Work

Minoko Design
September 2016- Present

Previous Work

Fontél Design
December 2015- September 2016

Öland Roots - Production Manager
Marts 2016-August 2016

Hansen Protection AS, Norway
Oktober 2015 – December 2015


Awards and diplomas

The June 15. Foundation - Honorary award 2015
Birgitta Marie Fontel received this honorary award for a very well developed and thorough industrial design
in the form of a rescue bag for reheating hypothermic trauma victims.

Student Design Competition: Turn on your creativity 2012
KADK - Kunstakademiets Designskole
TCL Multimedia, Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai and Hongkong
For an excellent design quality, expressed through innovative form and function in an exceptional manner.



Industrial Design
Product Design
Service Design
Concept Development
Product design
Sustainable design
Sustainable materials
Wood Workshop
Metal workshop
CNC routing
Plaster and clay workshop Photo course
First Aid and Firefighting
IT Skills
Experienced user of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Solid Works, Rhinoceros, Real Flow SRP player.
Generaly good understandig of software through many years of IT use.


Danish - Native
German - Bilingual proficiency
English - Full professional proficiency
Swedish - Full professional proficiency
Norwegian - Professional working proficiency
Chinese - Elementary proficiency