Caroline Portugal
Washington-DC
Professional
Senior Product Designer
Arcadia
2019-2023, Washington-DC
  • I led the Energy Analytics work for Arcadia’s new data platform, Arc, which included the integration of legacy Arcadia products with products from newly acquired companies (Urjanet and Genability). The new platform was used by 200+ businesses and organizations, including Tesla, Microsoft, Pacific Gas and Electric and Salesforce.
  • Previously, I had worked on all of the company’s business areas. I designed consumer-facing experiences for our solar dashboard, energy analytics dashboard, signup funnels, custom signup funnel for Audi, marketing website, as well as internal tools for both our solar and energy analytics teams.
  • I also led two distinct Design Systems initiatives and implemented design processes within the design team to ensure a human-centered approach to our work. These efforts were aimed at optimizing workflows, increasing efficiency, and ultimately enhancing outcomes.
Designer-developer
Estúdio Porto
2015-present, Washington-DC
  • Studio owner: Design and development of digital products—web apps, web animations, websites and brand identities.
  • Relevant clients: International Monetary Fund (IMF), Entertainment Software Association (ESA), National Education Association (NEA), Customer.io, American Forests, Tree Equity Score, Golden Volunteer, Maptian, Gridstor, Nooks, Democracy International, Eurasianet, Sol Systems, Iced Coffee Please, Brighthive.
UX/UI Designer
Development Seed
2014, Washington-DC

Architectural Designer
Davis Brody Bond
2011-2013, Washington-DC
Architect
André Luque Arquitetura
2010-2011, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Residential & Commercial Architecture.
  • Architectural Design Competition: coauthor & design team lead for the Headquarters for the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brasília, Brazil.
  • Residential Architecture: project architect for the FC House.
  • Architectural Design Competition: coauthor and design team lead for the Piraeus Tower Competition in Piraeus, Greece.
Architect
Studio Arthur Casas
2009-2010, São Paulo, Brazil
Education
Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
2013-2014, Baltimore
  • Relevant coursework: typography 1, 2 & advanced typography, interactive media and publishing, full-time studio and workshop classes.
  • Awarded merit scholarship.
Bachelor of Architecture & Urban Planning
Universidade de Brasília
2003-2008, Brasília, Brazil
  • Dual Degree.
  • Top honors awarded for final graduation project.
SKILLS
User experience, user interface, design systems, systems thinking, visual design, product strategy, mobile/web design, wire-framing, prototyping, user research, user testing, journey mapping, user flows.

Web animations, CSS, Javascript, HTML.
certificates
Introduction to Art Direction for Graphic Design & Print Media
SENAC
2009, Brazil
Bio-Construction & Permaculture
Ecocentro IPEC
2003, Brazil
Talks
The Future of Creative
2018, Washington-DC
  • A panel discussion on the future of creative work in design, technology, photography, art and architecture.
languages
English & Portuguese.