Katja is a consultant, researcher, executive trainer and Professor in creativity and design thinking. She is the founder of MINDSHAKE. MINDSHAKE offers consultancy and training in Creativity and Design Thinking and organizes events in this field. The vision of the company is: "Creativity is transmissible and incurable. We want to infect and to be infected." Customers of MINDSHAKE include Portuguese and international companies such as Roche, BA Glass, NOS, Paribas, Sonae, Unicer, Deloitte, among many others.
Before having founded MINDSHAKE, Katja has dedicated her professional life to academic research and teaching. For 15 years she was Professor at ESAD, College of Arts and Design in Matosinhos (Portugal), where she still is participating in research projects.