Since 2022Thiago MenezesSenior Product Designer

How did you get into design?

I used to draw the floor plan of every house I moved to when I was a kid and that turned into a desire to study architecture and urban planning when I was a teenager. Later on, the Internet came, so I started to decode websites' source codes, trying to figure out how things worked. A couple of years later I found out about a Graphic Design school (it was named "Industrial Drawing" at the time) and soon got my first web design internship.

Why are you at Liferay?

I love working with digital products, user experience, software development and open source technology.

Favorite tool?

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil changed my life.

Best lifehack?

I recently discovered that it's more clever to use your credit card, rather than your debit card, for all your life spendings. You can save and invest your money while you wait for your next invoice to come and be paid, so there's always some yield being earned.

Where do you find #inspiration?

Chatting with people, wandering around cities and experiencing creativity, art, cinema, music.

One thing you are getting better at?

My last experiences made me more financially educated.

One misconception about Design you try to clear up?

That it's not about aesthetics or personal taste.

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

Probably an architect or interior designer, or maybe a developer or musician.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

Normally it's filled with screenshots that I take from everything.

Favorite place to visit?

I like cosmopolitan cities like New York City and São Paulo because they are multicultural and there's always something interesting and new to do.

Favorite hotkey?

Command-W. I just can't deal with too many windows and tabs… my computer RAM also thanks me.

Last book you read?

Liquid Modernity by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. I would recommend it to everyone working with technology and user experience design these days.

Most effective productivity booster?

Coffee is enough.

What keeps you up at night?

My cat. She likes to sleep over my head.

Where else can we find you?


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