ABOUT ME

DESIGNER. 
MAKER.
RESEARCHER.

Hi! I’m Renata Kuba, an interaction designer (IxD), researcher, and lover of experience design. Despite my asian look, I was born in São Paulo, Brazil. I’m passionate about design in every formats. Whenever I have time, I like to create personal projects and I feel that my career is deep-rooted within me, because I do nothing without a touch of creativity. Design is more than my profession, it is my main hobby!

I have more than 10 years of experience working with interactive design, and over 5 years with instructional design. My research and professional interests include Tangible User Interface, Interactive Media, User Experience, Editorial Design, and Development of Instructional Materials. 

Education:
+ PhD in Learning Technologies, Florida State University (in progress), FL.
+ MPS in Interactive Telecommunication, New York University (2016), NY.
+ PdG in Editorial Design, SENAC University (2012), SP, Brazil.
+ BFA in Visual Communication, SENAC University (2009), SP, Brazil.


Highlights:

2018 – 2nd place at the FSU Portfolio Contest, held by the FSU Career Center and sponsored by Enterprise. The contest was open to all FSU students and winners received a scholarship.

2016 – 1st place for the public servant position in Graphic Designer at Osasco Town Hall (amongst 800 other applicants).

2016 – Display of the interactive project Times Electronic Square Garden. It was a class project sponsored by NYU-Tisch and featured on Good Morning America.

2014 – 2nd place for the public servant position in Visual Programmer at Sao Paulo Virtual University.

2014 – Scholarship recipient from the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program, which included tuition, health insurance and off-campus living expenses to pursue a Master’s degree at NYU-Tisch.

2012 – 1st place for the public servant position in Instructional Designer at Sao Caetano University.

2012 – 2nd place for the public servant position in Visual Programmer at Federal University of ABC.

2009 – Exhibition at Spielwarenmesse International Toy with the board game Tribo de Palavras, in Nuremberg, in Germany.

2008 – 1st place in the 4th Championship of Creation of Toys with the board game Tribo de Palavras, which was later on bought by Estrela (the board game is still available for purchase).