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Renata Gaui

+1 929 389 7189


MPS ITP – Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School Of The Arts, NYU
NY, sep 2015 – may 2017;

BFA Design / Digital Media
RJ Brazil, mar 2009 - jun 2014;

• other experiences include an exchange program at Parsons The New School for Design, continuing education courses at EAV Parque Laje (Brazil) and SVA (NY).

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shows & talks

Warping The Future
Gottesman Libraries at Columbia University
NY, feb 2021;

Innovation in bodily interactions
Vilnius, sept 2018;

Attempts, Failures, Trials & Errors
Europe, nov 2017 – oct 2018;

Swipe Fright
NY, oct 2017;

New Latin Wave
NY, oct 2017;

Maker Faire
NY, sept 2017;

New Interface for Musical Expression
NY, dec 2016.

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awards / honors

Eugene E. Myers Trust (Gottesman Libraries at Columbia University)
NY, feb 2020 - feb 2021;

NYU Tisch School of The Arts Scholarship
NY, sept 2015 - may 2017;

Academic Excellence Fellowship EAV Parque Laje
RJ Brazil, mar - dec 2014;

Science Mobility Program
NY/Brazil, jan - dec 2012.

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Sketch, Figma, InDesign, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, MaxMSP, Dragonframe, Premiere, Isadora & Eagle;

Sewing, woodwork, soft & rigid mechanisms, laser cutting, board design, Othermill & CNC milling;

Prototyping electronic circuits, soft circuitry & PCB design;

Arduino, HTML + CSS, Python, vanilla JavaScript, p5.js, Processing & PureData.


Product Designer @ Solidus Labs
User experience and interface at startup focused on developing crypto compliant solutions.
NY, jan 2020 – present;

Senior Designer @ Teknikio
Consultant on interaction and visual design for craftable electronics products.
NY, oct 2020 – dec 2020;

UX Design Technologist @ VW FCE
User experience and creative prototyping for Volkswagen Group’s Future Center Europe
Berlin, aug 2018 – aug 2019;

Exhibition Curator @ form & concept
Curation and production for Currents New media satellite exhibition “Beyond Punch Cards”
Santa Fe, jan 2019 – aug 2019;

Interactive Designer @ EdLab
Exhibition design, visual communication and interaction for Columbia University's Teachers College
NY, aug 2017 – jul 2018;

Lead Engineer @ Open Style Lab
Accessibility & fashion project hosted by Parsons The New School for Design
NY, jun – aug 2017;

Smart Textiles Fellow @ Tek–Tiles
Research on knitted smart textiles for Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA)
NY, jul – aug 2017;

Design Assistant @ Principled Design
Wearable technology R&D, web design and visual communication
NY, jun 2016 – jun 2017;

Artist Assistant x Pamela Liou
Fabrication assistant for artist Pamela Liou during her residency at The Eyebeam
NY, march - may 2016;

Graphic Designer @ Pixelfordinner
Branding, social media content & production design
RJ Brazil, dec 2013 - jul 2015;

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Weaving to Code, Coding to Weave
Workshop aiming to demystify and teach participants how to weave and how to code
Santa Fe & NY jun 2018 – present;

Sensores Malemolentes
One day workshop on how to build your own soft sensors with soft conductive materials
RJ Brazil, sept 2017;

A Weaving Workshop
One day weaving workshop for beginners as a celebration to women's day
NY, may 2017;

ITP Teacher Corps
Volunteer facilitator & organizer on art + tech workshops to local school students by current ITP faculty & students
NY, apr 2016 - may 2017.

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Portuguese fluent • English proficient • French intermediate • Spanish beginner • German beginner