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RENATA VALADARES DE CARVALHO AMINIAN

Renata Valadares de Carvalho Aminian has over 20 years of experience in creative pursuits around the world, combining a multidisciplinary career in the fields of Graphic Design, Information Architecture, User Experience Design, and Project Management with her practice in Furniture Design.

Exhibitions:

- Coming up: New Designers SELECTS 2024, a must-attend London showcase for anyone interested in the future of design, from 3 - 6 July (Week 2) at the Business Design Centre in London.-

- Beyond Nature - Sustainable New Practice, exhibiting at the Wendle Court, Nine Elms. London, 20 November - 19 December 2021.

- London Design Festival, exhibiting at the Design London, Design District. At the Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula. London, 22 - 25 September 2021.

- UNMUTE, by the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, Product Ceramic and Industrial Design programme. At the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank. London, 1-4 July 2021. See also: Central Saint Martins Graduate Showcase 2021

- Design in an Age of Crisis – On Show, by the Chatham House and London Design Biennale. At the third edition of London Design Biennale, at Somerset House. London, 1-27 June 2021.

Awards:

- Nominated: Green Product Awards 2024
- Selected to be evaluated by the panel of Red Dot Award: Product Design 2024
- Selected to be evaluated by the panel of Design Guild Mark Judges for the 2024 Award
- 1st prize award winner of the CSM ‐ MA DESIGN project sponsored by Tag Heuer International S.A. London, 2021

In her own words:

To explore beyond the surface of things is my strength. I believe that it is the responsibility of professional designers to make a wise use of the body of knowledge and technology available today to provide the beauty, safety and interaction sought by the users. That is why I treasured the opportunity of being a student of the MA Design (Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery) postgraduate course at the Central Saint Martins College - University of the Arts London, from 2019 to 2021.

Graduated as a Graphic Designer in Brazil, my country of origin, and having accumulated experience in the rich and stimulating working environment of three important governmental institutions for years, I had the opportunity to transfer skills and develop my career further as an Information Architect and User Experience Designer. At some point during those years, I took on a leadership position with a team of Graphic Designers and Web Developers and it became relevant to my work to acquire a deep knowledge of Project Management. Hence my ability for teamwork, communications, time management and problem-solving.

I moved to Israel in 2010 to work on a complex project that challenged my skills altogether. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate my energy, pro activity and creativity. As a multitasking person, I worked on that project as a graphic designer, information architect and user experience designer. I also provided project management support on the final stages before delivering the product, which was a web portal comprising over 30 departmental websites. We completed the project just before my first child was born and I made the important decision of becoming a mother at home until 2019, when I felt ready to take my career to the next level.

I remember when my children were still very little and we moved to England. We spent several weeks searching for furniture with child-friendly features, which I believe are the safe features for everyone not only for families with children because every household should welcome young and elderly people, or any other person facing challenges with mobility. I experienced first-hand how essential design concepts are neglected by the industry when it comes to child-friendly furniture. It was probably the beginning of my motivation to develop my career as a Furniture Designer.

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