Crystal Juarez Designing at Liferay since 2020

Design Intern

How did you get into design?

I’ve always been interested in tech, but it wasn’t until I began adulting (so fun) and working after college, that I realized I wanted to be in the tech industry. I looked into different career paths and came across UX Design. It resonated with me because I’ve always enjoyed helping others and I saw how I could help make users’ lives easier. I want to truly address their pain points and create helpful (and fun) designs.

Why are you at Liferay?

Liferay's vision and way of giving back to the community

Favorite tool?

Youtube and learning shortcuts/ways to become more efficient on Figs has been awesome

Best lifehack?

Going outside, getting fresh air, eating good food, and most importantly, treating yo’ self

Where do you find #inspiration?

Being outside, whether it’s driving through the city, going on a run at the beach, eating dinner with my family and of course, IG. I feel that a lot of what we already have can create a source of inspo

One thing you are getting better at?

Being fully present and communication skills

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

Being a dancer

Favorite place to visit?

The beach and Santa Barbara, where I went to school

Favorite hotkey?

Shift + A on Figs

Advice for ambitious designers?

I’ve been told this by my professor and it’s definitely true - you’re never going to know everything in this field, so get used to being humble and curious

Last book you read?

Not a book, but articles about design and research on Medium

Most effective productivity booster?

A dangerous amount of coffee, but also a dangerous amount of sleep will allow you to maximize the time you do have

What keeps you up at night?

Not putting my phone on DND and getting notifications