Patrick Pentz Designing at Liferay since 2017

Product Designer

How did you get into design?

I started designing when my asked me to sell fanwear to his youtube audience. At the time, I couldn't find any anyone to design the graphics so I thought I'd give it a try myself. I discovered that I liked doing it and decided to pursue a career in design.

Why are you at Liferay?

I'm working at Liferay to further my design career and to help the company grow.

Favorite tool?


Best lifehack?

Take Emergen-C when you start to get a cold. If you don't like the taste, mix it with Gatorade or juice.

Where do you find #inspiration?

Instagram Dribbble Awwwards Behance Outside when riding my bike

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One misconception about design you try to clear up?

Designers don't only make things beautiful; at the core, they solve problems for people.

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


What does your desktop/home screen look like?

Plain grey background

Favorite place to visit?

San Francisco

Favorite hotkey?


Advice for ambitious designers?

Practice by doing personal projects.

Most effective productivity booster?

Plan your day, every morning.

What keeps you up at night?

A challenging project

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