Vanessa Adao

Hi, I am Vanessa Adão.

I am a UX/ UI designer creating branded digital experiences, playing at the intersection of branding and product.

Or, as I like to say it, I hatch Universes for a living.

I love the process of unlocking creative potential for brands and products with design thinking and impecable pixels. I come from a multidisciplinary background working with design for over a decade, mainly focused on branding, brand strategy and visual design.


My process can adapt to a client and team’s methodology, but each project has a life of its own. I believe in starting with just pen and paper, researching before designing and early prototyping before final product.

As far as software goes, some of my go-tos are:

Notetaking: Notion

Whiteboard: Miro

UX/ UI: Adobe XD, Figma

Design: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

Code: Html & CSS (Atom)

Relevant Education

Google UX Design Professional Certificate


Foundations for Design Thinking Certificate


Product Design - UX/UI Bootcamp

Web Development Html, CSS & Javascript

Caelum (Brazil)

Web Development Bootcamp

Institute of Code (Mexico)

Industrial Design Bachelor Degree

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Past Clients