Tania da Cruz was born in Lisbon (Portugal), grew up in Brussels (Belgium) and finally landed in Italy. It is here that she began her training and education attending the Progettazione Artistica Per l'Impresa bachelor program at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. During the course these first three years, thanks to the Erasmus project, she attended the HKU school in Utrecht (Holland) where she was deeply influenced by a new communicative approach aimed at uncovering the poetic aspects of project. Inspired by this experience abroad she decided to continue her studies with a Master degree in Product Design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, completed with merits in July 2010. A few months later she collaborates in Amsterdam at Marcel Wanders' studio. She exhibited her first collection at Salone Satellite at Milano Design Week in 2011 and won the Salone Satellite 2013. Today, Tania is working in Milano as a freelance product designer for italian companies.