I'm Denise, a freelancer designer based in São Paulo.

My mom says I'm restless and never satisfied. My astrologist says I want to live all the experiences available on life's catalog. I say I'm curious, always seeking for knowledge and new challenges. But yes, perhaps they're both right. I'm a Designer but I love writing, reading, cooking, photographing, making videos, and sharing my experiences. I'm on my best when helping others develop personally, professionally or spiritually. In other words, I like to work with people and projects I believe in and dedicate my energy on making a difference.

⊙ Sagittarius ↑ Cancer ☾ Pisces
☺ ISFJ-A (personality type)

Areas of interest

Environment
Gastronomy
Health & Welfare
Handwork
Holistic therapies
Meditation
Natural beauty
Nutrition
Psychology
Self-awareness
Spirituality
Veganism

Areas of work

Branding
Content Production
Creative Direction
Experience Design
Graphic Design
Strategy

Other clients I've worked for

Bradesco
Erê lab
Gloob
Live
Natura
Natural da Terra
Nestlé
Netflix
Nosotros
Riachuelo
Santander
Soko

BIO RITMO

In partnership with Estúdio Arnold, I designed the new visual identity for Bio Ritmo. Our goal was to give the brand a new look and feel in order to change its out of date perception. The new brand is simple and straight to the point, yet modern and versatile. It allows us to gather their multiple microgyms communications into one unique system, just using diagonals, color schemes and typographic compositions.

Roles

Brand Strategy
Visual Identity
Graphic Design
Creative Direction

Heimdall

Heimdall is a curatorship of experiences with purpose. Their goal is helping people on finding the experience that is going to change their lives. 'Heimdall' is an Icelandic mythology figure, the god who guards a rainbow bridge connecting earth to heaven. My work was organising all their ideas on something tangible and interactive, using different formats of graphic pieces, with a vibrant and light look. I helped them designing a unique experience for the interview process, which turned out to feel like a game, and all the graphic and digital materials. After the interview, the client receives a little book which will lead him/her to an inner and personal discovery.

Roles

Visual Identity
Experience Design
Graphic Design
UX/UI Design
Illustration

ASMANA

I follow a slow-living lifestyle and invest in local market, small business, organic farming and craft work. I believe my choices regarding consumption can make a difference. For that reason, I do my best to encourage genuine and sustainable initiatives, mostly when they’re led by women. ASMANA was born from the will to help talented women who are starting on a personal craft work business. It is a marketplace, made by women, for women. The whole production chain of the project was made by women, from the social contract to the development of the website. All the vendors are females and we privilege those who have a majorly female production chain. Our goal is to empower women on their small business and disclose their amazing work. I was co-founder and creative director on the project.

Roles

Creative Direction
Visual Identity
UX/UI Design
Development
Art Direction
Content Production

be.or

be.or is short for organic beauty. It is a natural cosmetic brand and most of its ingredients are organic. The inspiration for their products come from nature and this was the biggest inspiration for me on designing the packagings. I used botanical illustrations from Margaret Mee as a starting point and created colourful patterns, one for each product. From these paintings, I also created outline illustrations which were used to compose an even more rich visual identity. The result is a Brazilian looking identity, yet minimalist and clean.

Roles

Packaging Design
UX/UI Design
Art Direction
Illustration

Tera

Tera is an alternative to the traditional education system and perhaps a solution for the current lack of digital knowledge on the market. It offers online, presential and hybrid courses on fields like User Experience, Data Science, Coding and others. The brand was built based on the concept of adaptability – each course has its own visual system. The RGB colours and its possible spectrum combinations were used to translate the brand's digital influence and the logotype reflects this inspiration through its perfect squared and rounded shapes. The icons were design based on the + sign, inspired on the brand's tagline "Você pode mais".

Roles

Visual Identity
UX/UI Design
Graphic Design

Mesa&Cadeira

Mesa&Cadeira is a company that solves other's companies problems. To achieve that, a group of great professionals gather around a table for a few days to come to a solution and deliver a high-end prototype. The experience during this time is really important and makes a lot of difference in the creative process. I worked as Experience Leader, designing and producing every detail of these meetings. Besides, I also created the graphic and digital materials for the company.

Roles

Experience Design
Visual Identity
Graphic Design
Production

Cem Saladas Sem Alface

I love to cook and I love salad. Every time I say this, I have the feeling people picture a plate full of lettuce. For that reason, I created a project called "Cem Saladas Sem Alface" (Lettuce Days Are Over). Everyday I'd create a different salad to prove the endless possibilities beyond lettuce. It was a big success and people asked for even more recipes. I didn’t go on with that, although I still cook lettuce-free salads, but designed a book with the compilation of all recipes. Check the Facebook or the Tumblr page to get some inspiration.

Roles

Creative Direction
Visual Identity
Editorial Design
Illustration
Content Production

Noco Nozco

Some time ago, I started to feel the need of pursuing a more spiritual way of life. This led me to many different experiences, from self-knowledge courses to an artistic school based in a 700 inhabitants city in Iceland. These experiences changed me in such a  meaningful way, I felt the urge of sharing them. I wanted more people to feel what I felt, to find what I had found. Therefore, I created Noco Nozco. It was born as a fanzine, which was sold at Feira Plana, and a blog. The book is featured by 26 questions and 4 challenges, which should be addressed once a day during a month. My goal was to inspire others to look for their answers inside themselves.

Roles

Creative Direction
Visual Identity
Editorial Design
Content Production

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