Marleny Francisco Designing at Liferay since 2019

Communication Designer

How did you get into design?

As a child I always enjoyed drawing everywhere, my favorite birthday gifts were the coloring books and colored pencils. Soon I realized I wanted to do something related to arts when I grew up.

Favorite tool?

I'm discovering Sketch right now and I'm loving it, but definitely my all times favorite is InDesign.

Best lifehack?

Drink more water!

Where do you find #inspiration?

In all kind of visual expressions: photography, videos, movies, series, advertising, magazines, fashion, exhibitions... And it could be anywhere, on social media, Internet, TV or even on streets.

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

I probably would be an Architect or an Interior Designer.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

For a long time it had been a turquoise water and white sand beach on a sunny day, just to keep connected with my island, Dominican Republic, specially on the winter days :0)

Favorite place to visit?

I haven't been there yet, but I'm pretty sure Tokio will be a favorite.

Favorite hotkey?

⌘0. I love to see how everything is coming together.

Advice for ambitious designers?

Always sketch on paper FIRST.

Most effective productivity booster?

Put on your headphones, play your favorite song and pump up the volume!