Product & interaction designer
Visual artist

Hello! I'm Irene, 

a Brazilian and a 3rd generation Japanese, now living in Vancouver.

I love to work on projects that require a strong balance between

Art & Design. I'm all about designing experiences that bridge the gap between the freedom of creative art and strategic systems & products.





User Experience

Interaction Design 

Virtual Reality 

    Skills & experience     

Art &


2D artist at Lightstar Studio's animation feature Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, winner of the Best Feature Award at the Annecy 

International Film Festival 2013.

UX & Interactive


Lead UX Designer at Medtime, a young Start-up company focused on bringing innovative solutions for healthcare professionals and hospital management.



Concept, development and management of Wayfinding & Environmental Graphic Design projects, such as A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, a Brazilian reference institution. 

    About me    

Hello! I'm Irene Sasaki. I'm a user-centered design advocate and an artist who loves colour, storytelling, games and traditional animation. 

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from University of São Paulo, and currently I'm pursuing my Master's degree at the Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver. Because of this background, I'm able to navigate between different levels of project complexity, as well as to design visual experiences in a wide range of scales. 

I apply 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 aim to incorporate in my work the value of a strong design rationale, and also the invisible traits of design: strategic thinking, structure & planning which serve as a foundation to achieve desired outcomes.

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