I'm Mari. I'm a Brazilian designer with over 15 years of experience.  

I have a passion to solving problems through compelling ideas, and creating design solutions from its conception to the final look & feel.

I enjoy partnering with brands that reflect my enthusiasm for innovation, culture, and experimentation, connecting the audience to meaningful solutions, using good design as a tool to empower companies’ growth and community development.

I'm currently living in San Francisco, California with my terrier mix son, Pixel. I'm also obsessed over anything design related, and like a true millennial, my hobbies include arts & crafts, from paper collage to sewing and woodworking.


For the past decades I've worked as a Web Designer & Art Director, proudly involved in projects for a wide variety of environments including startups, tech companies & digital agencies with clients in United States & South America.

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Head of Design

TABOOM (2020 - present)

  • Led the design of a new product from concept to launch, including user research, prototyping and testing with customers, and visual design across web and mobile platforms.
  • Collaborated closely with engineers to ensure that designs are feasible within technical constraints.
  • Created wireframes for each feature and flow in the app based on customer needs and business goals.
  • Worked cross-functionally with marketing, sales, engineering, data science teams to create engaging experiences for our users.
  • Mentored junior designers, driving 1:1s across teams, assisting they creating their career path.

Lead Product Designer

Exygy (2014-2019)

  • As a Lead, becoming a trusted design and branding advisor of clients;
  • Leading discussions and meetings with different stakeholders;
  • Managing the design team, introducing and guiding new tools across fields;
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to create innovative products that met business goals and customer needs
  • Designed products from concept through its implementation, including User Research, Competitive Analysis, Brand Strategy and Development, Design Systems, User Experience, and Interface Design.
  • Developed detailed specifications for each project using Sketch and InvisionApp.



  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • ProtoPie
  • InvisionApp

Key Skills

  • Product Design
  • Branding
  • User Research
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • Design Systems
  • Prototyping
  • Visual Design

Awards & Recognition

Webby Award

Science Website Nominee

Webby Award

Best Homepage Honoree

Acquia Engage

Leader of the Pack


Developing Nations Award


Government & Politics Finalist


Good Government Award


Digital Bridge Builder