Caroline Portugal
Senior Product Designer


    Senior Product Designer
    2019-2023, Washington-DC
    In my 4 years at Arcadia, I worked on all of the company’s business areas. I designed consumer-facing experiences for our solar dashboard, energy analytics dashboard, signup funnel, custom signup funnel for Audi, marketing website, as well as internal tools for both our solar and energy analytics teams. I also led Arcadia’s Design System work.

    With the company’s expansion into the B2B space, I led the Energy Analytics work for Arcadia’s new data platform, Arc, which included the integration of legacy Arcadia products with products from newly acquired companies (Urjanet and Genability). The new platform was used by 200+ businesses and organizations, including Tesla, Microsoft, Pacific Gas and Electric and Salesforce. 

    Designer & Developer
    2015-present, Washington-DC
    (Studio owner) Design and development of web apps, websites, web animations and visual identities. 

    Relevant clients: International Monetary Fund, National Education Association,, American Forests, Tree Equity Score, Golden Volunteer, Maptian, Gridstor, Nooks, Democracy International, Eurasianet, Sol Systems, Iced Coffee Please, Brighthive.

    UX/UI Designer
    Development Seed
    2014, Washington-DC
    Design and development of web applications and data visualizations.

    Relevant projects: India Night Lights (for the World Bank) and Astro Digital

    Architectural Designer
    Davis Brody Bond
    2011-2013, Washington-DC
    Civic & Cultural Architecture: team member designing and developing architectural plans for the National Museum of African American History & Culture—a 400,000 sq. ft. Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall.

    Architectural Design Competition: team member for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan competition.

    Urban Planning: team member for the master plan development for housing units in São Francisco—a 1.7 million sq. m. area in São Paulo, Brazil.

    André Luque Arquitetura
    2010-2011, São Paulo, Brazil
    Residential & Commercial Architecture.

    Architectural Design Competition: coauthor & design team lead for the Headquarters for the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brasília, Brazil.

    Studio Arthur Casas
    2009-2010, São Paulo, Brazil
    Residential Architecture: project architect for the FC House.

    Architectural Design Competition: coauthor and design team lead for the Piraeus Tower Competition in Piraeus, Greece.


    Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    2013-2014, Baltimore
    Relevant coursework: typography 1, 2 & advanced typography, interactive media and publishing, full-time studio and workshop classes.

    Awarded merit scholarship.

    Bachelor of Architecture & Urban Planning
    Universidade de Brasília
    2003-2008, Brasília, Brazil
    Dual Degree.

    Top honors awarded for final graduation project.


    User experience, user interface, design systems, systems thinking, visual design, product strategy, mobile/web design, wire-framing, prototyping, user research, user testing, journey mapping, user flows.

    Web animations, CSS, Javascript, HTML.


    Introduction to Art Direction for Graphic Design and Print Media
    2009, Brazil

    Bio-Construction & Permaculture
    Ecocentro IPEC
    2003, Brazil


    The Future of Creative
    2018, Washington-DC
    A panel discussion on the future of creative work in design, technology, photography, art and architecture.


    English & Portuguese.