If you have the time and would like to know more about me, read the full bio below.
- joined the Industrial Design Program at ETFPEL, a technical school in the south of Brazil;
- experienced the shift from hand lettering and Letraset to DTP software (Aldus Pagemaker, Adobe Photoshop);
- learned detailed technical drawing, physical prototyping (clay, expanded polystyrene, wood) and CAD software;
- got access to the internet at home in 1996;
- spent countless hours chatting on IRC networks and playing Wolfenstein3D, Duke Nukem, LucasArts and Sierra adventure games;
- learned HTML/CSS and designed/developed my school’s website in 1998;
- received a Industrial Design Associate Degree diploma in 1999
- brief stint in a Computer Science major (Calculus put me off, really enjoyed Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry though);
- ran a small web design company from my bedroom with three friends (we made no money but learned the basics of working on a team and talking to clients);
- joined a Visual Arts program where I had classes on drawing, painting, sculpture and art history;
- first internship and full-time job as a IA during school years at AG2 Publicis Modem;
- graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design
- moved to Porto Alegre to study Typography and Graphic Communication under Flavio Vinicius Cauduro;
- did lots of reading on typography, communication theory, visual perception and reading strategies (too much reading, actually);
- worked part-time as a designer of books (fiction and non-fiction) and academic journals;
- dropped out of the Master’s program;
- got serious about learning German at the Goethe Institut;
- taught Design History and Theory to undergrad students for 2.5 years;
- worked as a developer for Dell.com
- moved to London, UK;
- took a 4-month sabbatical to attend the Prince’s Drawing School;
- joined Caplin Systems as a UX designer for financial software;
- learned a lot about Agile/Scrum;
- travelled to Canada, Norway and Switzerland as a design consultant;
- consultancy experience at Cognizant (Mobility Practice);
- became a father (baby-boy Everett was born in July 2013)
- book design There’s something highly appealing about typography, typesetting and its myriad of minute details;
- chess I’d like to get beyond a basic level of play. Chesscademy is a great resource for learning more about chess.;
- comics Growing up during the 80s I was exposed to the mind-blowing work of Frank Miller (Dark Knight Returns, Batman year One, Daredevil), Alan Moore (Watchmen) and others. Comics are still a big part of my reading habits;
- design theory As way of solving problems as described by British design theorists Bruce Archer, Nigel Cross, John Heskett and others;
- electronics I'd like to learn more about electronics, specifically Arduino and the IoT as the line between hardware and software design seems to be blurring more and more;
- figure drawing In particular the skeletal and muscular systems of hands and feet;
- football I played at least twice a week for 12 years straight until an ACL injury stopped me. I still follow my team Grêmio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense whenever I have a chance;
- genealogy As most South Americans I come from a mixed background: German, Portuguese, Argentine, Italian, Spanish and would like to know more about my family history;
- languages Portuguese is my native language, I'm fluent in English and have good knowledge of German and Spanish.
- magazines I subscribe to FastCompany, MIT Tech Review, Popular Mechanics, Time, and Wired. They keep me away from my phone during the daily commute.
- maths, physics, chemistry, biology Subjects I wish I had payed more attention to in school. I'm currently reading books by Steven Strogatz and Leonard Susskind to fill in some gaps;
- movies I'm in no way an expert but I'm close to watching a thousand movies according to Letterboxd;
- personal genomics I was genotyped by 23andMe in early 2012. I'm currently reading Matt Ridley's Genome book to better understand my genetics.
This website was hand-coded late at night during the last weeks of summer and early fall of 2014 in Chicago.