About

Hi! My name is Joao Inacio. I am a Brazilian/Portuguese designer with international work experience.

I enjoy using my skills to delight users with experiences that inform, engage and excite them. I like to be involved in all stages of a project, from concept to execution, and collaborate with a wide range of people and skill sets to constantly refine and create innovative, great-looking products.

On my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I like outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking. I am also passionate about photography. I am a Getty Images and WildScreen Exchange contributor. For more information about my photography work visit my website JI Photography.


Work experience

10+ years
Role Company Country

Product Designer

Jan 2018 - Current

At SafetyCulture I have worked on different features of iAuditor (especially on the web app) and now I am responsible for designing TeamTrain, a new video training app, across multiple platforms.

SafetyCulture

Australia

Freelancer & Entrepreneur

Jan 2009 - Current

I've been working as a freelancer and entrepreneur in projects related to design and photography.

JI Design & Photography

Brazil, New Zealand, Finland, Australia

Digital Marketing Officer

Jul 2017 - Jan 2018

I assisted in the delivery of the marketing communications strategy for James Cook University, including advertising and promotions across websites, EDMs and social media.

James Cook University

Australia

UX/UI Designer

Jan 2014 - Jul 2015

I helped Careers New Zealand to bring visually appealing and engaging user experience to its digital products.

Careers New Zealand

New Zealand

Design Specialist

March 2012 - Dec 2013

I applied user centred design principles to optimise the performance and user experience of Housing New Zealand services.

Housing New Zealand

New Zealand

Design Researcher

Dec 2009 - Aug 2011

I was involved in several projects that aimed to develop and disseminate best practices in sustainable design. Three patents resulted from a project that I led.

NDS - Federal University of Parana

Brazil

Education

Degrees University Country

Master of Technology, Innovation, and Knowledge Management

Oct 2006 - Oct 2008

Supported by the Programme Alβan, the European Union Programme of High Level Scholarships for Latin America, scholarship nº E06M100663BR.

University of Aveiro

Portugal

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

University of the State of Minas Gerais

Brazil

Courses/Workshops Provider Country

Atomic design, responsive design patterns, and more!

Feb 2015

Brad Frost, Webstock

New Zealand

Design for touch

Feb 2014

Josh Clark, Webstock

New Zealand

Photography course: advertising, documentary and art history

Jul 2010 - Feb 2011

Omicron Photography Center

Brazil

Special topics in service design

Aug 2010

Birgit Mager - Federal University of Santa Catarina

Brazil

Honours and awards

Design competitions Year Country

2º Prêmio Objeto Brasileiro

Finalist

2010

Brazil

Encuentro Latinoamericano de Diseño

Finalist

2010

Argentina

Prêmio Ecoleo de Design

Third place

2009

Brazil

Prêmio João Branco

Special award

2007

Portugal

3º Prêmio Design MOVELPAR

Honourable award

2007

Brazil

4º Salão de Design FEMUR

Innovation award

2006

Brazil

20º Prêmio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira

Finalist (2 projects)

2006

Brazil

X Salão Design MOVELSUL

Finalist (3 projects)

2006

Brazil

Concurso de Design Masisa para Estudantes

Finalist

2005

Brazil

Photograhy competitions Year Country

This is Australia Grant from Canon

Winner

2018

Australia

Seaweek 2014 Photo Competition

Third place (Professional category)

2014

New Zealand

IV Concurso dos alunos Omicron

Third place

2011

Brazil

Concurso de fotografia do SENGE-PR

Third place (Professional category)

2011

Brazil

VIII Salão Nacional de Fotografias - Brasil Afro

Finalist

2010

Brazil

UFPR Rumo aos 100 anos

Finalist (2 photos)

2010

Brazil

3º Euroclick

Finalist

2010

Brazil

3º Concurso de fotografia Atelier Aberto

Finalist

2010

Brazil

8º Festival Internacional da Imagem Fotográfica de Atibaia

Finalist (3 photos)

2010

Brazil

Patents

Patent title Patent number Year

Sistema de captação de água (Rainwater collection system)

BR1020140220887

2014

Caixa d'água modular (Modular water tank)

BR1020140220810

2014

Telha vazada (Roof tile for rainwater collection)

BR1020140220879

2014