May 9, 2019

Design Sprints

Defined as a “Step by step framework for solving big problems and validating ideas in 5 days”. This way you  can present a working prototype to your users, at a fraction of the time and cost, and get feedback fast!

I don’t recall when I heard about it but caught my attention. “5 days to solve big problems? OK tell me more…”

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April 11, 2019

Productivity and Organization

During 2018 I decided to take control of my work and my time. I used to be really unorganized and constantly forgetting some task I could have done with more time.

After reading a lot of blog posts, and viewing a lot of Youtube videos, this is how I decided to organize myself. These are some of the Tools I use to keep my day organized, and how I use them!

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February 10, 2019

Notes on “The subtle art of not giving a F*ck”

The book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” is a New York Times Bestseller was written by Mark Manson,  an American self-help author, blogger and entrepreneur. 

These are some of my notes from the book that I didn’t finish. The book is fun to read, has some good stories but I felt the book had a lot of negativity in and at some point I was “encouraged” by the author to stop reading it!

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January 24, 2019

Time to Make Time

Haven’t you ever wonder where did you spend your time on? I know I do, most of my days it seems that I wake up, work, get back home, eat and sleep! The next day I do it all again. What happened between gets lost.

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August 26, 2018

Everybody is a Designer

I’ll make it really short because this is old and almost everyone has written something about this, but the truth it that keeps coming back!!!

August 14, 2018

Get out of my store

Don’t get me wrong, you can stay in the store for as long as you want. I’m not having a bad day and I’m not in a bad mood.

What I want you to do, is get in, find what you are looking for and take what you want or what you came in for! All this by having the best experience possible. I also know that you are a busy person, so let’s make it fast!

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April 27, 2017

If you have an idea, put it now in to action!

Have you ever had that feeling that an idea you had might be the next big thing? Or at least a big thing! The thing that might change your life or the life of someone. If so, put it now to work!

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April 9, 2017

First impressions count!

When you meet someone you always analyse how that person looks, speaks or behaves in that moment, and you keep that moment recorded in your mind as a first impression of that person.

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April 9, 2017

We are all impostors

It's cool to feel like an impostor. At least it's what it seams!

 
Impostor syndrome it's when a high-achieving individual does't recognise himself the value for his success and has a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud".
 

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January 16, 2017

The eternal junior

Trainee, junior or senior. There are other labels but I'll stick with this for now!

I believe that the internship is essential to get into the real work world with some margin for trial and error. Most designers that come out of school are used to work with the "tools of the trade" but there are some tips and tricks that you only learn by doing real work. And by real work, I mean real clients that bring real life problems.

You might have the luck to do your internship with a mentor that will teach you some shortcuts and motivate you to push yourself forward and beyond your comfort zone. Others don't have that luck and have to rely on themselves to stay motivated and go forward!

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