Oi! (Brazilian Greeting)
I am visual designer with a great passion for photography and filmmaking. But what motivates me is the determination to defend the rights of children, especially for those who live in shelter homes. For this reason, in 2014 I founded “Adoção Tardia” Older Child Adoption Project which aims to raise awareness on adoption candidates. You can find updated information of the project at <adocaotardia.com>.
Besides Older Child Adoption, I currently work as UI designer at NoOne, a consultancy firm with a great sensitivity for user experience. It is there where I am learning how to truly have a non judgemental mindset and let the user's need be the highest priority. Also, working in a multidisciplinary environmental is raising my expectations of what can be created.
Lastly, it won't be true if I say that I I have a very light routine. Actually it is the opposite, and any kind of social injustice and animal rights violation hurts really bad. I know that social problems are very complex and some of them take more than  a generation to solve it, but I am keeping doing my best to make the world a better place to live.
Do you want to keep in touch? Reach me at suriartt@gmail.com
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
2008–2014 Bachelor in Visual Design
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil

2013 Exchange Student 
Interdisciplinary Design Program
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design - NSCAD, Canada. Science Without Borders Scholarship Program.

2007–2008 Fine Arts Program (incomplete)
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS, Brazil
WORK EXPERIENCE
2015–Present Founder and Director at “Adoção Tardia” Older Child Adoption Project | Brazil
Video director and editor of campaigns. Advocate for children’s rights.
2016–Present Designer at NoOne (co-creative consultancy for business transformation) | Brazil
Design consultant and graphic designer of an educational program for Junior Achievement Brazil;
User interface designer.
2016 Design consultant at Shoptutor (startup) | Brazil
User interface design project.
2013 Internship at NSCAD University Relations | Canada
Art director responsible for “Roar, an Art Auction for NSCAD” visual identity.
2012 Internship at Sceno Environmental Graphic Design (design studio) | Brazil
Architectural design assistant of wayfinding and signage system projects.
2011 Scholarship at Environmental Graphic Design Research Group at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Brazil
Student research assistant. Color use for wayfinding systems research.

2011 Internship at Agencia Bistro (agency) | Brazil
Art director assistant.
CERTIFICATES

2016 New Ways Course [Scholarship Student]
Perestroika School - Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015 Insights For Innovation
IDEO U - Licence: 10046103
LANGUAGES
Portuguese
Native level

English

Advanced level. Living 16 monts in Canada.
Spanish
Fluent level. Living 3 years in Spain.

German
Basic level at Goethe-Institut
WORKSHOPS
2016 Workshop: Design Thinking (adapted for teenagers)
Activity given for sheltered children in Santa Maria, Brazil.
2016 Presentation: Every Child Deserves a New Beginning
Adoption Support Group in Caxias do Sul, Brazil
2016 Presentation: The Story of Siblings Adopted by Different Families
Adoption Support Group in Farroupilha, Brazil
2016 Presentation: Social Design Applied to Solve Adoption Issues
Regional Design Student Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015 TEDxUFRGS Speaker
“Adoção Tardia: a boa notícia a se espalhar”
Older Child Adoption: good news to spread out. Brazil.
2013 Workshop: How does Design Thinking look like in action?
Art Teacher’s Association Conference, Nova Scotia, Canada
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2016–Present Member of Global Shapers Community
Porto Alegre Hub, Brazil
2011–Present Taking care of abandoned dogs | Brazil 
Rescuing, rehabilitating and placing homeless dogs with new families.
2009–2011 Administrative Director at NGO Vidanova | Brazil
Animal rescue non-profit organization dedicated to sterilize abandoned dogs and cats.
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