Helder Araujo has collected skills in many different areas of social communication and design. At the very early age of 23, he became the youngest professor ever to teach at the prestigious Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences (FAFICH) in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. After a one-year academic tenure, he relocated to Treviso, Italy, where he worked for the relevant anthropological photography magazine "COLORS". While still in Italy, Helder worked for clients such as World Health Organisation and World Food Program fighting TB and Hunger utilizing the valuable tools he had in his hands: communication and design. Back in Brazil since 2004, Helder has worked with NGO's such as The Green Initiative, helping them establish clearer and more efficient communication with other companies. In 2006 he became a partner at a very fresh and forward youth research institute named Box 18-24, working for a wide range of top clients and brands such as Unilever, Nokia, Fiat, Adidas, Natura, and others. Consumer insights for such brands made him understand that his research and innovation experience and abilities could be positively utilized in the public sector in order to improve citizens' awareness and social participation. His current new company provides innovation research and internet consultancy for Brazilian state and city governments.
TED2014, TED2013, TED2012, TED2011, TED2010, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
Public Sector, Research, ethnography, Information Design, Internet Start-ups, Youth Culture, Sustainable Design at all scales, Web Services, startups, Design
An idea worth spreading
Information and Knowledge are the catalysts for world change. They should be free, easily accessed to promote constructive thinking in our societies.
I'm passionate about
"Bringing the importance of peace and love to a higher understanding of mankind."
Talk to me about
Childhood, Educational Systems, Public Service Innovation, online apps, Information Design. And of course: samba, soccer and summer.
People don't know I'm good at
been a father.