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, I am the founder of  “Adoção Tardia” (Older Child Adoption Project) which aims to raise awareness on adoption candidates. You can check <adocaotardia.com> for further information.

Besides Older Child Adoption, I currently work at NoOne, a design consultancy and innovation firm. 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. 

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. Design for Social Innovation
Do you want to keep in touch? Reach me at suriartt@gmail.com
WORK EXPERIENCE
2015–Present Founder and Director at “Adoção Tardia” Older Child Adoption Project | Brazil
Social impact designer and filmmaker. Advocate for children’s rights.
2016–Present Designer at NoOne (co-creative consultancy for business transformation) <noone.is> | Brazil
Generalist designer. Working with user interface design, user research, workshop facilitation, graphic design. Learning about service design, user experience and strategy.
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 Student Research Assistant at Environmental Graphic Design Research Group at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Brazil
Color use for wayfinding systems research.
2011 Internship at Agencia Bistro (agency) | Brazil
Art director assistant.

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

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

PRESENTATIONS
2015 TEDxUFRGS Speaker
“Adoção Tardia: a boa notícia a se espalhar”
Older Child Adoption: good news to spread out. Brazil.

2016 Social Design Applied to Solve Adoption Issues
Regional Design Student Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2016 The Story of Siblings Adopted by Different Families
Adoption Support Group in Farroupilha, and Adoption Support Group in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

WORKSHOPS
2018 Design Thinking Fast Track by NoOne
Facilitator assistant. Amcham Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2016 Design Thinking (adapted for teenagers)
Activity given for sheltered children in Santa Maria, Brazil.
2013 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
2017 Participant at World Economic Forum Latin America | Argentina
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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