Principal Design Manager


Charla Pereira is a senior designer for Microsoft currently focused on 3D  experiences. She has been innovating with technology for 27 years professionally and in love with experimentation and storytelling from early childhood.  Her first works were creating for both paper and 2D screens in the startup days of the internet for clients such as The Jackson 5 and The Air National Guard.  When she joined Microsoft 15 years ago she successfully shipped Office 365. Her journey continued into designing robotic interfaces, working with Microsoft Research on reinventing 3D painting, and experiences in mixed and virtual reality. She is now managing a team of amazing designers, researchers and content designers for Power Pages which is part of the Power Platform.  She is now designing using AI and Copilot to help Power Pages users to build data centric websites. Her true passion is to invent using true stories, design through experimentation, and create products that empower others to imagine what is possible.