My journey has had multiple turns.
I am forever grateful to my friend, Kevin, who has opened my eyes to UX methodologies that helped me at work and, at the same time, led me to be the designer I am today.
UX methodologies have taught me I can make unbiased decisions even when biases are inevitable and that to be successful, we have to be customer-centric. To stay relevant, we need to blend art, design, and psychology like a milkshake to form a purposeful strategy with a sense of balance between function and beauty.
Now for the best part, here are Five things about me:
#1 Food 🍜 🍞 🥠 🥘
As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my parents, and when I was in middle school, I loved helping the lunch lady prepare meals for the school cafeteria. As an adult, the kitchen has become my favorite room, where I experiment with vegan desserts, brew kombuchas, bake keto bread, make ramen bases, and prepare holiday meals.
#2 Plants 🌱 🌿 🪴 🌵
Having plants around my house brings me peace and joy, especially when flowers bloom in different months of the year, and make my place smell fresh.
#3 Fitness 🍰 🧁
I exercise so that I can eat cake for breakfast.
#4 Third-culture kid 🇧🇷 🇨🇳 🇺🇸
A child of immigrants born in South America whose parents eventually immigrated again to another country to be closer to family.
#5 Travel 🌏 🌎 🌍
I spent most of my childhood in school and then helping at my parent's restaurants in my teens, so I had little exposure to things outside my surroundings and my parent's culture. When I got my first full-time job after college, I pinky promised to visit at least one new city or country each year. Many years later, I have traveled to many countries and cities across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.