Multi-disciplinary designer specialising in UX and Marketing – Women in Tech Community Leader

Some people call me a walking encyclopedia or Dora the Explorer. I prefer Dora the Explorer because she has a pet monkey (and I had one in the past, just ask me about it).


Dora the Explorer

I have traveled over 70 countries so far and I nurture a passion for learning languages and cultivating new experiences.

At age 22, I created a project called Playing with Kids, it was aimed at teaching a second language for disadvantaged kids in Brazil, through my achievements and blogging the progress about the project at that time I was invited to represent Brazil at a youth congress organized by Unesco in the United States.

Now back to the preset, over three years ago I made a career change that was motivated by my experience living abroad and now I work as a UX designer synthesizing the needs and goals of users, product managers, marketing and salespeople, user researchers, writers, localisers, developers and testers to ensure the best possible visual design and user experience.
I also founded a small online business directed to women with curly and coiled hair and run two non-profits: Ladies that UX Dublin and Girls in Tech Dublin.


Co-Managing Director for Girls in Tech Dublin – July 2017.

Founder and City Leader for Ladies that UX Dublin – March 2017.

Participant of Mentor Everywhere, a professional mentoring program brought by Automattic, the makers of – November 2016 / March 2017

Voted as one of The Top 20 Marketing Influencers in LATAM by Traackr – 2016

Unesco Youth Leader Human Rights award – 2004 (my biggest achievement so far)

Recent speaking engagements:

+ May’ 18: Hosted by Workday – Women in Tech Summit 2018 – Panel about my experience as a female leader in Tech.

Women in Tech Summit 2018

Women in Tech Summit 2018

+ May’ 18: Hosted by CodePlus –CodePlus, a project to attract female secondary school students into CS – Panel about my experience working in the tech sector.

+ November’ 17: Hosted by ESPC17 – European Sharepoint – Intro talk about Girls in Tech Dublin.

+ October’ 17: Hosted by 404event in Dublin – Intro talk about Ladies that UX in Dublin.

+ April ’16: Hosted by Codess / Microsoft – Future of Cloud computing Modern Design UX.

+ Feb ’16: Hosted by Women Who Code – Talk and interactive session about UX.

Intro about UX for Women Who Code

Articles in the media about me:

Dublin Tech Summit interview: Girls in Tech creative director Luana Cavalcanti
Ladies That UX on women in design and diversity
The Top 20 Marketing Influencers in LATAM
Ten Brazilians Outside Brazil on Being Brazilian

My Skills:



English, Portuguese, Spanish

Interaction Design & Documentation


Personas, user scenarios, UX specs, task flows, wireframes, site maps, storyboards, taxonomies, task flows, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, localization, accessibility, visual design and design patterns.

Digital Marketing


Google analytics, email & marketing automation, SEO and SEM.

Design and Publishing


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.

 Sketch, Adobe Xd, InVision and Marvel.

Project Management


Scrum Master

Translation & Localization


Wordfast & Memsource, Trados Studio



HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery



Powerpoint, Mentoring, Speaking


Let’s stay in touch.

I can be reached by email or on Linkedin.

Feel free to learn more about me accessing my Twitter, CV, About me, Medium, Behance or book an appointment.

Besides that I also have a blog about my expat life in Ireland (which I update sometimes).