Archived & upcoming projects


MTA

I'm leading the team designing the digital version of the NYC Subway map.

Globo Esporte

I led the GE team from the start until it became the #1. Ten years later I had the privilege to be brought back to help shaping what's next.

Acorns

I've worked with the team at Acorns on their app from 2016 to 2018. The current version was a collaboration us.

Goldman Sachs

The Marcus app launched in 2020. Download it if you're a client like me.

CNN

Remember that CNN site? I worked on it in 2009. Also here.

YouTube

Work & Co partners with YouTube in several projects. I've been working on and off on vision concepts for YouTube.com and YouTube Go.

Aero

Partnered with Expa to match tavelers to premium seats and shared charters. Join the waitlist.

Embraer

Beacon seamlessly connects aircraft operators and maintenance teams to keep planes in the air.

Telefónica

Vivo Easy, the best work from our collaboration with Vivo in 2017—18.

Oi

Founding client from our Rio studio. We've worked from their offices from 2014 to 2016 to design and build the new oi.com.br.

Haven Life

Life insurance that's actually simple. First one to do it all online.

Smithsonian Channel

In Work & Co's first year we designed the Smithsonian Channel website. Love the video page.

Itaú

The design for Itau.com.br that lived for about 7 years was led by me.

Newsweek

Worked on a beautiful version of Newsweek in 2013.

Pepsi

I led design for the Pepsi Refresh Project from 2009 to 2011. Read on AdAge and Wikipedia.

Felipe Memoria

Bio

Work
& Co

I'm a designer and Founding Partner at Work & Co, a product design and development firm with offices in Brooklyn, Portland, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen and Belgrade. We started the company in 2013 and we're about 350 people now.

Get in touch

Long bio: I started my career in Brazil where I led design in a team at Globo.com—the largest media company in Latin America. We did good work at the time, including the creation of the most popular sports site in the country.

While at Globo, I wrote a book about User Experience that ended up becoming very popular with the local design community. It sells pretty well to this day, even though it was written in 2005.

I moved to the US to work at Huge in 2007 when the company was only 60 people. In three years I was made partner. I led the design of some of Huge’s most successful projects - including HBO GO, TED Talks, Pepsi Refresh and CNN.com. I also founded the Rio de Janeiro office, helped Huge expand to Portland, and helped grow the offices on the West Coast and in Europe. I managed over 100 designers across 6 offices.

In 2013 I left to found Work & Co. We are a team composed by many of the most talented people I know.

I have a MS in Usability and HCI and a BS in Visual Design, both from PUC-Rio, where I also taught for two years before moving to the US.

I’m a member of the IADAS and served as judge in several industry competitions including the One Show Interactive.

Personal: I'm Brazilian, American and Portuguese. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. The Memoria family has a tradition in architecture. My great-grandfather, Archimedes Memoria, was the first of them. I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by great references: from Joaquim Tenreiro furniture to living in an award winning building designed by my mom and later in a house designed by Archimedes.

Today I live between DUMBO and New Canaan with my wife and my son. I often go to Brazil for business.

For more about me ask around.

Work & Co Recognition

  • Built in NYC's 100 Best Places to Work in 2020
  • Ad Age Agency A-List 2019: #6
  • Fast Co’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design 2019
  • Digiday's 2018 Agency of the Year
  • Ad Age Agency A-List 2018: Standouts
  • Fast Co’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design 2017
  • Ad Age Agency A-List 2017: Standouts
  • Ad Age Agency A-List 2016: One to Watch

Career Awards

  • 12 Webby Awards
  • 2 Cannes Lions
  • 2 One Show Pencils
  • 2 Clio Awards
  • 1 Red Dot Award
  • 1 London Awards
  • 2 UX Awards
  • 2 IxDA Interaction Awards
  • 2 Mobi Awards
  • 2 OMMAs
  • 6 Pixel Awards
  • 1 Apple’s Best iPad Apps
  • N/N Group’s Intranet Design Award

Personal projects

Elsewhere

New York Office

Work

Virgin
America

VirginAmerica.com was the project that launched Work & Co. It got a lot of attention from the industry and has been widely studied, copied and referenced. Read the Forrester Research report and the UX Pin case study. Watch Joe Stewart and I speaking at the UX Awards, where we won the Grand Prize. The project has won 18 industy awards including a Cannes Lion and three Webby Awards three years in a row in three different categories: mobile, best practices and user experience.

Euro—
sport

I've been working with Eurosport in Paris on and off since 2012. I've designed Eurosport.com, their global design system across apps and the Eurosport Player for the web, iOS, Android, Windows, Xbox and PlayStation. The Player's unique, consistent UI accross platforms is printed on top of the full screen video no matter the page. For that design we've won a One Show Pencil, a Pixel Award and were also a finalist for the IxDA Awards. Check out the Eurosport Player case study.

Ted.com

My last project at Huge was the responsive redesign of TED. My favorite feature was the video page mini player that later was copied by several sites. The project won seven Webby Awards in 2015.

HBO GO
APPs—

HBO GO is likely to be the most successful product ever launched by Huge. Our first project was the iPad app. In parallel, we designed the iPhone and Android versions, and later a prototype for smart TVs. Then we designed for Roku, Xbox, Kindle and PlayStation. One of the main ideas was the continuity concept—users could start watching in one device and resume from where they left in another one. It was the first time this was ever done. HBO GO won more than 10 industry awards.

Publications

Book—

Design para a Internet was published in 2005.

The book is basically about UX and was published in Portuguese only by Elsevier. It ended up becoming very popular and it somehow influenced a generation of designers in Brazil. I wrote it in one month almost without sleeping. I was 26 at the time.

Talks

I try to focus most of my time in making things. But sometimes I do give talks—once or twice a year. Send me an email if you want me to speak at your event. Past experience:

  • IXDA Interaction Latin America, Rio de Janeiro
  • Designation Conference, New York
  • AIGA Y Design Conference, San Diego
  • Fast Company Innovation Festival, Brooklyn
  • Design Thinkers, Toronto
  • Future of Storytelling, Brooklyn
  • UX Awards, San Francisco
  • WOB, Wide Open Business, Rio de Janeiro
  • NYC UXPA, Brooklyn
  • 3° EBAI, São Paulo
  • World Usability Day, Rio de Janeiro
  • II Encart, Londrina
  • 11° Encontro de Web Design, Rio de Janeiro
  • III Fórum de Design, Manaus
  • iMasters InterCon, São Paulo
  • ECCE-12, York
  • 3° USIHC, Rio de Janeiro
  • 2° USIHC, Rio de Janeiro

PRESS

Masters Dissertation

I sometimes joke I'm the world's greatest specialist in Breadcrumbs. That was the theme of my thesis. Do they work or not? The answer: only if people are really lost. But if people find their way via other methods, breadcrumbs are completely useless. The thesis is in Portuguese only.

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