Paul Hanaoka Designing at Liferay since 2014

Manager, Product Design NA

Favorite tool?

Figma and my 8' level.

Best lifehack?

Go to bed before 11, wake up before 6.

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

When I was younger, I wanted to be an architect but now if I wasn't a designer, I'd probably want to build custom homes.

Favorite place to visit?

Copenhagen, Denmark it's such a happy, bikeable city. In the summer it's not too hot and there's tons of great coffee, food, and thrift stores.

Favorite hotkey?

⇧⌘L Select all occurrences of current selection

I'm pretty sloppy developer, I always need to go back and rename stuff or change lots of things, so this is super helpful.

Advice for ambitious designers?

Invest time in craft, commit to doing things right.

Don't say no to anything, take on challenges and things that will make you uncomfortable.

Don't make excuses everybody is busy, people make time for what is important to them.

Last book you read?

The Service Innovation Handbook some of my teammates gave this to me for my birthday, I really love it.

Most effective productivity booster?

Delete Facebook and Instagram from all your devices.

Highly recommend this I did it a few years ago, and it's been great.

What keeps you up at night?

The future.

JK generally thinking about all the things I didn't accomplish during the day, week, month.

My 2-year old when he's sick.