About Me

Hola, hello, bonjour!

My name is Mariana, middle name Arbeth. I'm a UX Designer with an extensive background in Media Studies and Visual Communications. I like iterations a lot to create meaningful and memorable experiences with intentional decisions and solid reasoning. I love crafting designs that are based on solid user-research and solve real problems. I use my design skills to turn problems into innovative and functional designs.

I'm also an artist who paints, crochets, draws, builds, and is always looking to find a creative approach to a pleasant outcome. When I'm not designing, you can find me exploring local coffee shops as well as finding new hobbies to try. Reading, dog walking, jewellery making, yoga, baking, you name it! My homes are Mexico City, my hometown, and Vancouver, my second home. Both places have fuelled my passion for food and adventure. As an avid traveller, I have a couple of stories in my pocket that I'd love to share with you one day over a cup of coffee ☕️

My values

Inspiration comes from many places, people and problems. I believe where there is a problem, there is an opportunity to design a great experience. I am always curious to learn, to help, and to solve.
I've always considered myself an empath, and it is a trait very valuable in this field of UX design. I love helping people by improving their lives through design. I believe that empathy allows you to connect and understand users to keep your work centered to them.
With a Media Studies degree, I realized how great communication is the key to connecting with people around you, no matter where you go. I like analyzing people's behaviours, in order to understand them better and to get my message across for a common benefit.
I believe design should be universal, accessible, and inclusive. I strive to follow these principles in my work. I believe that these principles shape great experiences.
& Branding
Digital Media
& Marketing

Latest Reads

What I've been loving lately.

During my free time, I enjoy reading words that nourish my mind and soul. I love exploring authors that talk about all things related to design, the human mind and body, and all sorts of novels. Here is a list of some of the work I've been into lately - and that I recommend!
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design - Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Alan Cooper, Christopher Noessel
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming - Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk
The Medium is the Massage - Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, Jerome Agel
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom

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