Thank you for your interest in my portfolio!

It showcases a small, but steadily growing collection of my design work, carried out as part of school projects or for clients.

I completed my Interaction Design degree at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in June 2018.

Design is my second time studying. I took my first master and bachelor degrees in anthropology and material culture in 2009, and worked in marketing, branding strategy, and user research. The work satisfied me, but I wanted to become more hands-on.

In future endeavours, I hope to be able to use my research and design experience simultaneously.

My name is Mariana Pote. I was born in Basel to Portuguese parents 32 years ago. I grew up in Lisbon, studied in the UK, and today I live in Zurich with my baby daughter and husband.

B.A. Design (Interaction Design), Zurich University of the Arts (2018)
M.Sc. Material Anthropology, University of Oxford (2009)
B.Sc. Anthropology, University College London (2008)
IB Diploma, United World College of the Atlantic (2004)

Work experience
Operations Lead, RepRisk, Zurich (since 2012)
Research Manager, Couture Decode+Disrupt, Lisbon (2011-2012)
Brand Strategist, Brandia Central, Lisbon (2010-2011)


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