Danilo Leal

Danilo Leal

Lead Designer @ MUI, He/him


Explorer and designer. At day, I'm thinking about all things design and product strategy. At night, I'm a professional Tony Hawk Pro Skater player and aspiring musician. I care about people and the environment.



Work Experience

2021 — Now

Helping the company expand its horizons. My first contribution was rebranding the company for setting the stage for several new products baking in the oven.

2019 — 2021

I was part of the driver app team and led the development, design-wise, of the core journey of the product. Helped shape the strategy for several quarters as well as conducted several experiments for having an evidence-driven design. But I must admit, sometimes heart-driven-design as well.

2019 — 2019

Contributed to designing the path to market fit. At Nexa, we researched and experimented with finding the most strategic product to create in a thriving industry.

2018 — 2019

I helped and led the development of the driver app from scratch, one that became the biggest player in the segment at the time. As the sole designer on the team, partnered with an amazing PM and incredible dev team, we designed a thorough vision and delivered great results.

2017 — 2018

Handled all things design. From motion-designed instructional videos to optimization in all its apps, I can say I probably wore all the design hats at Rapiddo.



We transitioned Material-UI to MUI!

Side Projects

Tailwind para Designers

Dedicated to the Portuguese-speaking design community. My goal is to lay down the fundamentals of TailwindCSS in a very easy way.


A streamlined financial organizer for you to follow how much you've spent in comparison to what you've expected to spend.


2017 — 2018
Bachelors of Digital Design at Senac
2014 — 2015
Bachelor of Social Sciences at UFSCar