CURRICULUM (english)

Eliane Bettocchi, PhD.
Associate Professor and Vice Dean at Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Intrigued by the potential of narrative games as poetic expressionand means of changing the world.

Publications in english:



    • Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
      Associate Professor Of Art
      October 2010 – Present
      Juiz de Fora Area, Brazil
      Concept Art and Games Professor, former Art Education Course Coordinator,vice director of Arts and Design Institute
    • UNESCO Chair of Reading PUC-Rio
      Design Consultant & Researcher
      December 2007 – October 2010 (2 years 11 months)
      Design consulting for Literacy and Reading projects in partnership withCatholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
    • UniCarioca
      Professor and course coordinator of BA in Design
      February 2009 – July 2010 (1 year 6 months)
    • UNIFOA
      January 2009 – July 2010 (1 year 7 months)


    • State University of Rio de Janeiro
      Graphic Designer January 2002 – February 2004 (2 years 2 months) Art direction, web and graphic design for scientific magazine at the Art Institute.
    • Akrito Publisher
      Art Director
      1996 – 2000 (5 years)
      Branding, graphic design and concept art for the company and its role-playing games.
    • ZAPPIN
      Art Assistant
      1995 – 1996 (2 years)
      Intern at graphic design studio that produced comics and advertising pieces.


    • Illustrator and graphic designer
      January 1991 – October 2010 (19 years 10 months)
      Concep Art, covers and internal art for publications, game design, art direction, visual research on Art History and Semiotics; art with an ethical and philosophical approach.
    • Created the program book cover illustration for GenCon Indy 2004 and designed the Dragon for GenCon 40th Anniversary, celebrated in 2006.
    • Illustrations for Green Ronin Blue Rose RPG and The Deck of Many Things.
    • GSA Publisher
      freelancer illustrator
      1991 – 1996 (6 years)
      Illustrations for the company role-playing games.


    • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
      doctor’s, Design · (2004 – 2008)
    • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
      master’s, Design · (2000 – 2002)
    • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
      graduation, art theory · (1998 – 1999)
    • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
      bachelor’s, fine arts and biology · (1988 – 1994)