My mission is to create designs that are both functional and beautiful. My vision is to create user experiences for people that will brighten up their day, their week, month, and perhaps, years.
Empathy and human centered design are my compass for navigating the seas of the design process. These qualities and methodologies guide me through research, planning, designing, and testing. Because design is so fluid, I am continuously on the lookout for new ideas and theories to elevate and evolve.
My journey to become a designer has spanned over several industries and continents. I had the fortune to be asked by Satsuki Saso to edit the English edition of the Non-Designer's Guide to Design Thinking, by Kunitake Saso. This book gave me direction and confidence to make a career switch. I was lucky to meet talented people in the UX community who gave me advice, and to have great instructors and mentors, like Sara Vilas Santiago at UX Academy.
Looking ahead, I would like to be put my skills to use in industries like education, travel, service, or e-commerce.