Rafaella Studart
Product Designer

About Me

Olá! My name is Rafaella, but you can call me Rafa.


Hi! I’m Rafaella, but you can call me Rafa.

When people ask me where I'm from, I have a hard time answering. My parents are both Brazilian, but I grew up in 5 different countries, speaking 4 different languages. That multicultural background, along with my artistic ancestry, is what lead me to Design.

While I started out in the realm of Visual Design, I quickly found myself gravitating towards UX due to its intrinsic human nature—after all, UX is all about people. At every company I worked at, I managed to sneak in a self-directed UX project; at Google, I convinced my manager to let me attend Google Play's weekly UX meetings, which allowed me to take part in decisions surrounding Material Design guidelines; and in 2016, I joined a small startup in Silicon Valley as their Lead Product Designer. In that role, I learned not only about design but also about what it takes to successfully plan for and manage a digital product.

At my core, I am a curious observer, a people person, and a creative maker. I am motivated by solving challenging problems with the ultimate goal of creating enjoyable and useful experiences for real people, while also helping businesses grow. I thrive in collaborative environments where I am empowered to build strategies and solutions with a team of equally passionate problem-solvers.

In June of 2018, I was invited to teach the User Experience Design Immersive course at General Assembly. Currently, I spend my days teaching and mentoring future Product Designers. When I’m not in the classroom, you can find me working on my art, reading, taking online courses, following slow-cooker recipes, and traveling the world—I’m a busy gal!

For project inquiries, contact me at rafa@rstudart.com or drop me a message on LinkedIn.


Pst... I do other cool sh*t too. Follow my work at @r.stud.art