Very nice to meet you

At the moment, I’m living in London and working as a Senior UX/UI Designer at IBM.


I have worked in Visual Communication for more than 12 years — from Graphic & Digital Design to User Experience & User Interface Design.


Over the past years, I led myself to immerse in a human-centred process, in order to understand the needs and habits of users. For me, to be a designer it is not only about designing interfaces that are easy to use and understand but, also, about communicating in a simple and human way.

A little bit about my journey

I was born and raised in São Paulo-Brazil, but 6 years ago, I decided to leave my home country. 

 

Today, I have lived in 4 different countries — Portugal, Ireland, Scotland and England. Because of that, I believe that my intercultural experience has helped me to adapt more easily to things that are not familiar or usual to me. I became more independent and open to new and difficult challenges.

 

Living abroad has been an extraordinary experience. The opportunity to learn and to develop as a professional and as a person, sharing my beliefs and passions through interacting with people from all over the world, is the most rewarding of all.

 

In addition, I believe my experience embrancing all cultures has enhanced my ability to understand users in different contexts and perspectives — political, economical, and cultural. And, at the same time, increasing my empathy for people when trying to understand their struggles and problems

Helping people getting started in design

Being part of the creative world, I have realised how important it is to stay in touch with the design comunity and to keep up to date.

 

More than 10 years ago I decided to create a blog — Des1gnON—, where I could share my knowledge and help aspiring other creatives designers. It is a blog written by designers and for designers, where we share concepts, knowledge, resources, tips, inspiration and trends.

 

Recently, I have started content creation on Instagram where I share knowledge and insights about UX and Career abroad for designers.

Instagram UX Content Creation (in Portuguese)
Des1gnON Design Blog

Fun facts

Despite being born in Brazil, I am also of Japanese, Italian and Spanish descendant. 


In my free time, if not travelling, I like to cycle around London, play board games (Azul, Munchkin, Unstable Unicorns), and binge-watch Netflix. Also, one of my favourites things to do is hiking around places where I have never been.

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