I am Flávio Pessoa, a multidisciplinary designer.

Design for me means to translate: explain the world, fill in the gaps where needed and, through visual metaphors, generate exchange of ideas and experiences. For the last years, I have been a visual translator in newspapers and magazines on science and technology, finance and literature.

Currently enrolled at the MSc in Data Visualization at Parsons; also Teaching Assistant for Major Studio 1 - 2018: dataviz, graphic design and coding assistance to students, at Parsons School of Design


flaviopessoa at gmail.com

Work Experience

Parsons School of Design
Teaching Assistant Major Studio 1 - 2018
Dataviz, graphic design and coding assistance to students
- February 2018

Superinteressante Magazine • Abril Group
Art director & Graphic Editor
Art direction, layout and infographics for the biggest science and culture magazine in Brazil; also handled digital version for iPad, and digital projects for its website
March 2014 – July 2017

Época NEGÓCIOS Magazine • Globo
Art director & Graphic Editor
Art direction, layout and infographics for business magazine; also handled digital version for iPad
June 2010 – February 2014

Suplemento Pernambuco & Continente Magazine • CEPE
Senior Graphic Designer

Art direction for Suplemento, a literary newspaper, briefing photographers and illustrators
November 2008 – April 2010

Pick Imagem
Senior Graphic Designer

Graphic design for publications, branding and packages
July 2008 – October 2008


MSc in Data Visualization
Parsons School of Design
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Design Bachelor
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco | UFPE
2003.1 - 2008.1



52nd SPD (Society of Publication Designers)
Merit winner – Infographic (data visualisation)
"How Politicians Spend Your Money" - Data visualisation for Superinteressante


36th SND (Society of News Design)
Award of excellence – Infographics

“World Cup Atlas” - Data visualisation for Superinteressante


33rd SND (Society of News Design)
Silver medal – Cover Story Design
“A guide for investiments in 2012” - Layout, art direction and infographics for Época NEGÓCIOS

Award of excellence – Overall Design
Part of the design team in Época NEGÓCIOS