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I remember sitting in class as a kid, half-listening to the lectures, as I doodled in the margins of my notes. I would get caught and scolded for it by my teachers but, but the habit persisted. All I wanted to do was draw, and if I wasn't creating something, I just couldn't engaged. It's probably why I felt so detached for most of my school life. When I reflect on my journey from that kid, to aimless teen, to engineering student, to now a designer, I realize I've just been chasing that feeling of doodling in the margins. I'm hardwired to be a creative, I dont know what else I'd be doing if I wasn't.

As for my approach to design, it's finding a balance between curiosity, analytical thinking, and creative problem-solving. I believe inspiration can be found anywhere — in books, movies, even take-out menus — but I do  have a soft spot for illustration. For me, the exploration of a problem is just as interesting as arriving at its solution which is why I'm always willing try experimenting and trying new things.

Website Designed by Kevin Portillo using Figma and Webflow