Julia Chan Designing at Liferay since 2017

Communication Designer

How did you get into design?

I studied Art History and English in college, with hopes of working at a museum. Years later, after hearing my graphic designer friend talk about her projects, I realized that rather than studying the designs of other people, I’d rather be designing things myself.

Why are you at Liferay?

I love being able to say that I am wholeheartedly behind the mission and values of the company I’m working for.

Favorite tool?

Muji pens + notebooks

Best lifehack?

KonMarie folds

Where do you find #inspiration?

Children’s books, b&w photography, thrift stores

One thing you are getting better at?

Showing grace to myself and others

If you weren't designing, what would you be doing?

Kitchen experiments

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

Clean with minimal icons/folders

Favorite place to visit?


Favorite hotkey?


Advice for ambitious designers?

Feedback is your friend!

Last book you read?

The NOMA Guide to Fermentation

Most effective productivity booster?

A clean workspace

What keeps you up at night?

A good book

Favorite Quote?

”Every human bean is diddly and different. Some is scrumdiddlyumptious and some is uckyslush.” - The BFG

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