In my native Brazil, where I was raised under an authoritative military regime, I sought to understand the ways politics and culture can impact the human spirit, and how music and the arts can elevate us beyond borders. I graduated from a bilingual high school, under the International Baccalaureate program and worked a Brazilian Portuguese/English translator – and later, studied International Relations and Affairs at university in São Paulo where I explored how behavior and relationships were changing with the first social media platforms. Years later, my world was turned upside down before a Van Gogh’s painting in Paris. I was humbled. It was time to start over. I moved to the city of lights, attended l’École du Louvre to learn more about Fine Arts and ESAG Penninghen and intuit.lab, to learn more about Design & Visual Communications.
Back in São Paulo I worked in global agencies such as: Y&R, Leo Burnett, AG2 Publicis, and at the car racing competitions Porsche GT3 CUP Brazil as a graphic designer and photographer, where I've developed a deeper understanding of the universal emotional, psychological and visceral meanings of color, shape and form and how to use these elements to evoke emotions.
Here in San Francisco Bay Area for almost three years, I've learned more about UX Design at the General Assembly, I've found a place where all my passions for music, linguistics, culture, art and design converge in a Fortune Top 100 Company in Cupertino, Silicon Valley.
I'm a committed, bold and curious person, who believes that cooperation, collaboration and sense of humor are key to expansion. If that resonates with you, you are welcome to reach me out!
Expertises: UX, Graphic & Visual Design, Illustration, Branding, Typography, Lettering, Creative Concept, Art Direction, Photography, Localization, Quality Assurance, Music.
"Working with Olivia is an enriching professional and personal experience. Professionally speaking, she is proactive, intuitive, possesses quick and insightful reasoning, always contributing with positive ideas to the project. Her abilities with the design tools, photography and motion graphics along with her sensitivity and life experience are capable of incredible results."
"I developed a holistic course, focused on energetic therapies. This project demanded confidentiality, trust, emotional and personal maturity. I hired Olivia to design it for me and she was able to comprehend my subjective, abstract and intuitive ideas and translate them into beautiful imagery. The results were absolutely astonishing! She creates with rigour and consciousness."
"I'm a writer and to launch my new ebook, "Os olhos atrás de você" [The eyes behind you], I needed an incredible cover. I soon thought of Olivia to design it, as I am a great admirer her work. The result was an absolutely beautiful cover, that expresses with perfection the content of the narrative."
- Tuca Hasserman, writer