Since 2022Uge OrtizSenior Product Designer

Can you share a fun fact about yourself?

I've always been a pizza lover. On one visit to New York in 2009, I came to Spain with the idea of learning how to make the best possible pizza at home. So, I started to look around different forums, looking for recipes, learning about kinds of flours, temperatures, days of fermentation, etc. So, I started to try different things and also created a blog about how to make great pizza at home, (right now this blog is offline) but I still feel excited about the idea. My daughter is gluten and milk intolerant, so now I'm learning how to make the best non-dairy and free gluten pizza at home :D

How did you get into design?

I started making graffiti and street art in the early 90s. The rest came after it.

Why are you at Liferay?

I’ve been following their design team for years. I love how things are made here and why.

Favorite tool?

Quartz Composer. You can create a lot of crazy things there.

Best lifehack?

Waking up early in the morning to make some music. It is my meditation.

Where do you find #inspiration?

Old books from Otl Aicher, Dreyfuss, Tufte, etc… but also in all the devices around us.

One thing you are getting better at?

Talk less. Listen more.

One misconception about Design you try to clear up?

Sound design is also design too.

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

Probably I would be a developer.

What does your desktop/home screen look like?

I don’t have time to update my screen yet, but probably I would put a Matt Hensley picture flying over a bridge.

Favorite place to visit?

A little, little zone of the interiors of Galicia. In the summers I spend some time there, but time does not pass there.

Favorite superhero?

Stevie Wonder

Favorite hotkey?

CMD+Shift+4

Advice for ambitious designers?

Look at the past. Is the only way to design for the future.

Last book you read?

Room to dream / The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

Most effective productivity booster?

10 minutes of siesta.

Best interview question?

Who are you?

What keeps you up at night?

Making some kind of creative thing.

Favorite quote?

Less, but better. (Dieter Rams)

Where can we find you?

Skating with friends, having dinner with family, performing strange music in a strange place…

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