Patrícia is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her doctoral research focuses on design practices in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), having designers’ experiences as subject.
Patricia has worked as a licensed architect in Brazilian firms, as well as in her own practice. In 2004, she founded Oiti, a design company with focus on products for international licensing. She has also worked as a consultant for SEBRAE – the Brazilian governmental agency for support of micro and small businesses.