Hello! I'm Irene,
a Brazilian/Japanese designer (living in Vancouver) who loves to solve problems creatively and empathetically.
With experience in UX/UI, Product & Interaction Design, and Visual Design, I create meaningful human-centered experiences within the intersections of design, art and technology.
UX/UI & Interactive design projects
UX/UI & Interaction Design, Visual Design Lead
Creation of a UX framework and an intuitive VR tool prototype for filmmaking.
UX/UI & Interaction Design, Concept Art Lead
Museum of Vancouver
Development of an interactive iPad app for the Museum of Vancouver's 2020 "A Seat at the Table" Exhibition.
UX/UI Design Lead
A large-scale digital platform for optimizing medical work schedules and healthcare management.
Art Direction, Creative Design Lead
Project Lazuli | Venture Project
A prosocial initiative with the aim of promoting empathy towards the issue of loneliness amongst young adults.
Awarded as one of the 10 best games and most commercially viable projects of IGDA Global Jam 2011.
Planetary Plan C
UI Design, Visual Design
Visual communication design
animation & illustration
Hi! I'm Irene, a user-centered designer and an artist who loves colour, storytelling, games and animation.
Coming from a background of architecture and design, I'm able to navigate between different levels of project complexity, and to design visual experiences in a wide range of scales. I moved to Vancouver to pursue my Master's degree in Digital Media, at the Centre for Digital Media.
I use my knowledge to provide critical interpretation of problem-spaces and to guide the appropriate use of visuals in a physical or digital environment: considering specific goals, restraints and human use.
I believe that design is much more than pushing pixels. I value a strong design rationale, and also the invisible traits of design: strategic thinking, structure and planning which serve as a foundation to achieve desired outcomes.