who design is a

place to showcase the work of talented Brazilian designers to the world. The goal is to inspire new designers to diversify their references, experienced designers to diversity their network, and companies to diversify their teams.

How can I nominate someone?

If you know a Brazilian designer whose work or voice is valuable to the design industry, please fill out this form with their information and a few words about why you're nominating them. You can choose to link to their portfolio, to their Linkedin, or to other social profiles — any link that you feel best represents how that person is making a difference in the industry. We decided not to collect or display the designer’s photo because we wanted the repository to be less about what someone looks like and more about how they’re making an impact in the industry.

Why are featuring artists as well?

We wanted to showcase not only contemporary Brazilian design, but also leverage all the visibility that this project is getting to celebrate the history of design in our country. Every time you reload the website there’s a new featured Brazilian designer you can learn more about.

How did you come up with this idea?

We didn’t. This project is inspired by our fantastic sibling sites:

How did you build this?

Brazilians Who Design is open source for you create your own showcase. It is built inspired by the tech stack that Jules Forrest kindly made available on Github after building Women Who Design.

Sites built using our open-source platform:

Thanks to Caio Braga, Rafael Frota, Karina Sirqueira, Al Lucca, Bruno Oyama, Fabio Sasso, Daniel Furtado, Rodrigo Muniz, Lucas Falcão, for the help of gathering the initial list of designers.

Who’s behind this?

How can I remove my name?

If you’ve been added to the directory and would like to opt-out or make an edit to your profile, please send us a message at

Why is my nomination taking so long to show?

We update this website once a week to include new names. To ensure a healthy gender balance on this website, some nominations might take longer to appear. In the meantime, try nominating a designer who identifies as a woman or non-binary.