Lover of all things related to design, Claudia left her home in the south of Brazil at age 18 to study design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
After graduation, she worked for nearly 10 years as an award-winning designer and art director at titles including T:, the New York Times style magazine; The New York Times magazine;Blender; More; New York; Domino special editions; Gourmet special editions; and Men's Health. In 2013, she headed west to serve as design director at Wired.
Inspired by her instructors at SVA, Claudia went on to teach there; and she continues to educate designers-in-training through type classes at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is also the education co-chair for the San Francisco chapter of AIGA.
In 2014, Claudia launched o Banquinho with the redesign of Real Simple magazine. Now she spends her time working on projects she loves; jetting between San Francisco, New York City, Seattle and anywhere great projects take her.