Since 2022Daniela de la GarzaCommunication Designer

Can you share a fun fact about you?

Whenever I like a song I obsess over it and play it nonstop, so maybe for a road trip it’s better if someone else picks the music.

How did you get into design?

I’ve always liked “making” things (from clay figures, to jewelry, baking, postcards…), so it felt natural for me to take on a creative career. I studied Industrial Design but discovered that I still liked doing other kinds of projects, so I got into Graphic and right now I feel that Web Design might be something I’d like to explore.

Why are you at Liferay?

Because aside from having the opportunity to work with really talented designers, I think it’s a company with a unique people-centered culture, and I like that it promotes giving back and helping our communities.

Favorite tool?

Grids, even when you might want a messy look, a bit of structure evens your composition out and makes it easier for people to read.

Best lifehack?

Get a dog 🤗

Where do you find #inspiration?

Coffee table books, architecture and artisans across Mexico.

One thing you are getting better at?

Preparing my own mocktails.

One misconception about design you try to clear up?

That anyone can do it.

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

I see myself with my very own ceramics shop, I just find it so relaxing and beautiful.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

A cool background, sometimes really tidy and organized and others full of screenshots and stacks.

Favorite place to visit?

Any cool beach or interesting town. I like many destinations here in Mexico, but Vietnam, Brazil and Australia have been in my bucket list for a while.

Favorite superhero?

I think I usually prefer antagonistic characters, I find them very interesting, so maybe Deadpool or Poison Ivy.

Favorite hotkey?

⌘Z and ⌘⇧Z (on repeat and/or looping)

Last book you read?

I re-read Homo Sapiens of Yuval Noah Harari.

Advice for ambitious designers?

There’s no need to invent the wheel for every project, some times best ideas are the simplest.

Most effective productivity booster?

Doing something else for a little while, like taking a 10 min walk, sometimes you have to disconnect to see your project with fresh eyes.

Best interview question?

What’s the last thing outside your comfort zone you did?

What keeps you up at night?

That extra cup of coffee I had because I got cold.

Favorite quote?

There is light Around every shadow Train your eyes To see them both." -Valerie June Hockett

Where else can we find you?


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