In the past 10 years I’ve helped product teams research, design, code, and scale empowering experiences for millions of people.

Petal Most Valuable Player
My colleagues at Petal said nice things: “Lucas has helped shepherd so many critical changes which prioritize the Petal customer's experience. He does so with curiosity, willingness to collaborate, clarity and empathy. I think he's also a cultural bar raiser--he role models professional and courteous behavior, and seems to influence others around him to hold themselves to a higher standard as well. Lucas has made a significant impact on the business in a relatively short amount of time, and he should be formally celebrated for his contributions”
Design Lead, Petal Card Inc.
I recently packed my things in São Paulo and moved to New York City, to lead the small but mighty team designing the future of honest and accessible credit.
UX Mentor, Awari
Started mentoring students in Awari's online UX track.
I'll never forget being part of building a product with such positive impact on people's financial lives.
Interviewing Dan Ariely
Behavior sciences have always fascinated me and been a reliable source of insight for my design work. Dan Ariely is one of the top references in the field and interviewing him in front of hundreds of Nubank employees to inspire their work in helping people with their finances was a great honor.
Speaking at HackTudo Rio
My buddy Pedro Axelrud and I shared a few of the challenges of working on a hyper growth startup like Nubank in the beautiful Cidade das Artes pavillion in Rio.
In partnership with Airbus, patented a system for recycling airline waste.
DesignOps, Scaling User Research Workshop
Attending the Design Ops Summit, and especially Tomer Sharon's workshop gave me a whole new way of thinking about the impact of design in organizations.
Product Design Lead, Nubank
Nubank was such an incredible experience for my career. I had the opportunity to see a team grow from 5 to 60 designers, and lead the design of what became the most downloaded neobank app on the planet.
Product Designer, Nossas
Nossas is an non-profit with a mission to empower city dwellers to challenge and pressure their local governments into action. I worked as their single designer to develop a platform to help communities tell the stories and raise money for their causes.
Airbus Innovation Award
My college colleagues and I got a prize from Airbus, in Germany, for a student project we started back in 2013. The same project later was patented in 2017.
Received a grant to work on an open-source, public wayfinding system for pedestrians. #WalkableCities
Service Design Internship, Insitum / Fjord
Insitum was a great formative experience, where I was lucky to experience extensive field research in remote areas of the country, as well as designing across the frontiers of service, industrial, and digital design.
UX Design Internship, Kano Computer
Kano opened my eyes to designing experiences that blur the physical and digital. It also gave me the first feeling of being paid to work on a project with purpose and real impact.
My thesis project for Central Saint Martins was physical device that would help remote workers manage their time and find work/life balance. Getting featured internationally opened doors I've never dreamed of.
One year at Central Saint Martins, London
During my undergrad in design, I did a one-year exchange program in London, where I was challenged to develop projects that blurred the line between industrial, service, and digital design.
Moved to London
Strategy and brand design for a renewable energy company
Internship @ FutureBrand
In addition to working with branding and graphic design for clients such as Nestle, working from this classic modernist house by Warchavchik in São Paulo was a pure joy and incredibly formative in my early design career.
Started Design School in São Paulo
The place that made me fall in love with design. I'm grateful for having gotten such a strong generalist background.
My first design
Still reading? As a reward, you can take a look at the first design I actually had a client for: my Prom logo. Disclaimer: It's not great!

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