Who I am

I’m Gabriela Namie, a designer and art director based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve spent the last 10 years harnessing systematic creative thinking to craft visuals to help brands come to life. 



What I do

I currently work at Google as YouTube Music’s art director. I am both a hands-on designer and a visual advisor, helping guide the creative direction for multiple projects and YouTube Music’s branding. I work cross-functionally to expand the product’s and artists’ voices.
I love to use design to amplify messages I believe in. Craft, process and our well-being as workers are equally important to me. With that perspective in mind, I provide mentorships, advice and portfolio reviews through Superpeer. 


What I did

My work has been recognized by different awards and countries, including Art Director’s Club Young Guns, Latin American Awards, London International Creative Competition, A’Awards, Indigo Awards, the Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial, etc.
I studied graphic and type design︎︎︎, and worked on branding in multiple environments from small studios to large agencies in São Paulo and in New York. When I decided to freelance, that naturally evolved into co-founding Studio Barca ︎︎︎. After some years leading the studio, I moved to New York to work as a Senior Designer at Sagmeister & Walsh︎︎︎ and then at Google.



Selected talks and Interviews

︎︎︎ DiaTipo 2022

︎︎︎ San Francisco Design Week 2022

︎︎︎ Forward Festival Munich 2022

︎︎︎ Young Guns 19 Winner

︎︎︎ Colorado State University talk
︎︎︎ PUC-SP Semana de Design
︎︎︎ Diagrama Podcast
︎︎︎ Form Magazine
︎︎︎ Creative Doc
︎︎︎ Ladies, Wine & Design Interview

︎︎︎ Hyper Island Motion Program talk 2020


Jury

︎︎︎ Colorful 2022

︎︎︎ DSVC Awards 2022

︎︎︎ Latin American Design Awards 2022

︎︎︎ CCPR - Clube de Criação do Paraná 2021

︎︎︎ Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial 2019


Contact info

︎︎︎ Mentorships, advice & portfolio reviews here.
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︎︎︎ Linkedin


Languages

Portuguese, German B2, English