Archived & upcoming projects


Oscar

Currently collaborating with the talented team at Oscar to make health insurance simpler. Stay tuned.

YouTube

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

PlayStation

Worked with Sony on something they're launching in 2016.

Google

Worked at Google Creative Labs for a Google Maps initiative.

Verizon

Worked on an app concept for Verizon in 2016. It's the best app I've ever designed.

Chase

I've been working with Chase on and off since 2012.

Amex

I've been working with different teams at Amex since 2011.

Credit Suisse

Partnered with Michael Bierut's Pentagram team on this.

Itaú

The current design for Itau.com.br was led by me. It was made in 2010.

Santander

Our Brazilian office is partnering with Santander on a couple of projects. I'm on it.

CNN

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

Newsweek

Worked on a beautiful version of Newsweek.

Smithsonian Channel

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

HouseLogic

I worked on the original design for HouseLogic.com in 2008. Then I redesigned it in 2016.

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 digital designer and Founding Partner at Work & Co, a product design and development firm with offices in Brooklyn, Portland and Rio de Janeiro. Previously I was Partner, User Experience at Huge, where I headed the UX discipline across seven offices worldwide.

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.

In 2013 I left to found Work & Co. My partners are some of the most talented people I know: Joe Stewart, Gene Liebel, Marcelo Eduardo, Mohan Ramwasamy, Diego Zambrano, Jon Jackson, Thadeu Morgado, Casey Sheehan, Tiago Luchini and Rachel Bogan.

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 and work in DUMBO, Brooklyn with my wife Mariana, who owns a Brazilian Bakery in Soho, and my son, Pedro, who owns all my free time. I often go to Paris and Rio for business.

For more about me ask around.

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. Here's our case study page. Read the Forrester Research report and the UX Pin case study. Watch Joe Stewart and I presenting the project at the UX Awards, where we won the Grand Prize. We've also won a Cannes Lion, two Webby Awards, a CLIO, the London Awards and the Pixel Awards.

Oi
com.br

Oi was the founding client from our Rio de Janeiro office. They're sort of a Brazilian Verizon. I've been working with them on and off since 2011. We've worked from their offices from 2014 to 2016 to design and build the new oi.com.br, which I believe is the best telecommunications website in the world today. It's designed to last—try it on a really large screen.

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. I created 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:

  • 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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