hi there !

my name is tati ferrucio, and I am a Brazilian industrial designer. Born in Rio and currently based in NYC, I have experience working with design and innovation in Brazil and the United States.

Throughout my career, I have designed for a wide range of markets such as toys, furniture, and home appliances. This exposure empowers me to push the limits regarding design, manufacturing, and sustainability in corporate and consultancy environments.


As a proud Brazilian designer, I believe good design is simple and sparks joy. It promotes quality of life through solutions that will suit people's lives in time and context.

Design is meaningful and timeless when we allow people to build lifetime memories around their favorite objects.

culture

Cultural relevance is one of the core values of my work. Human beings are intrinsically creatives, and culture is an expression of our identity as community.

When designing, I seek solutions that are cohesive to the context of the project. My cultural background strengths my ability to empathizes with the community and understand what social values are acceptable or not to build a better environment to everyone.

Embracing culture to my work gave me maturity to reflect on my own values as a designer. Culture is constantly evolving, and I am proud of following it. Change brings adaptation and, as I grow and readjust myself to new realities, I keep questioning why we do things the way we do.

sustainability

Design is on the edge of innovation. Industrial designers are the first ones to break the linearity of the product development process, rethinking our ways of making.

Our commitment to the environment is essential. As a designer, I want to defy how we experience the world today in order to deliver a sustainable and meaningful future to society. We can't afford less than that.

Since we are the most exposed to what comes next, it is our responsibility to push society forward to a more equal and sustainable world.

I see myself as a designer who is ready to create clever products and experiences that are affordable, fun and environmentally responsible.

education

Rochester Institute of Technology

(Rochester, NY - U.S.)

MFA Industrial Design

(AUG 2018 - MAY 2021)

BFA Industrial Design

(JAN 2015 - DEC 2015)

Universidade Federal Fluminense

(Niterói, RJ - Brazil)

Bachelor’s in Industrial Design

(MAR 2012 - DEC 2017)

professional experience

Barkbox Inc., Super Chewer

(New York, NY - U.S.)

Junior Industrial Designer

(JUN 2021 - PRESENT)

Offsite

(United States)

Mentor (Volunteering work)

(JUN 2021 - SEP 2021)

GE Appliances, a Haier Company

(Louisville, KY - U.S.)

Industrial Design Intern

(JUN 2019 - MAY 2020)

Indio da Costa A.U.D.T.

(Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil)

Industrial Design Junior + Intern

(FEB 2016 - JUN 2018)

awards

Solo

Graduate Student Merit Award | IDSA 2021

Veggies | A’ Design Award 2019-2020 (Bronze)

Miau Lamp | A’ Design Award and Competition 2015-2016 (Runner-Up)

Indio da Costa A.U.D.T + Metalco

Edge Smart Bench | iF Design Awards 2019

Smart Shelter |  MDO - Montecarlo Prize 2019 Special Urban Design (1st Place)

Indio da Costa A.U.D.T + Colormaq

Verona Steel Kitchens | Movelpar Prize (1st Place) 2019